The Office of Sponsored Programs is hosting “Writing a NSF CAREER Proposal" workshop.  The Faculty Early Career  Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards for new faculty members.  The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. 

CAREER proposals differ from traditional NSF proposals – the scope and flavor are different – as well as the funding priorities.  Come and join us for a discussion on Writing a NSF CAREER Proposal as current awardees and panel reviewers share their thoughts and expertise on these proposals. 

This event will be held on Thursday, May 26th from 9:30AM – 11AM in the Van Leer Bldg., Room 218.

Schedule of Events for Thursday, May 26th

Panelists include CAREER Awardees, Panel Reviewers (as well as a combination of the two) and a PECASE Awardee.

9:30 AM  Welcome & Review of requirements

9:40-11:00AM Panelists:

Bill King, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Robert Butera, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering (Biomedical)

Reginald DesRoches, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Rig Hernandez, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Andrew Lyon, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

This workshop will be held in the Van Leer Room 218.  Light refreshments will be served.

Please contact Nadia Zitman to register via phone 404-894-6944 or via email

Some additional information for proposing a NSF CAREER (05-579)

The current GPG is version 04-23 which can be found at

CAREER Information on the NSF site can be found at

I am available to review the NSF FastLane System and/or Budgets with anyone who requests such training.  Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in setting up a time.

Deadlines are as follows: (Please remember the new Georgia Tech policy on electronic submissions – proposals should be ready to submit 24 hours prior to submission date and ready for review 48 hours ahead of the deadline!)

  • July 19
    Biological Sciences (BIO)
    Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
    Education and Human Resources (EHR)
  • July 20
    Engineering (ENG)
  • July 21
    Geosciences (GEO)
    Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
    Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
    Office of Polar Programs (OPP)

The contracting officers for the National Science Foundation are (1) Anita McKinney – College of Engineering, (2) Serelia Woods – College of Computing, and (3) Teri Hansen - College of Sciences, GTRI, Ivan Allen College, & College of Management. (See staff listing for contact information:

Michelle Joy Clark
Office of Sponsored Programs
Training Program Manager
505 Tenth Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0420