The application period for this workshop has now ended.


Hosted by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the 2024 NSF Engineering (ENG) CAREER Proposal Workshop is a three-day virtual workshop that will provide participants with:

    1. Foundational knowledge on the key objectives and features of the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER);
    2. Key information on the proposal review and selection process (specifically NSF Merit Review Criteria, the panel review and selection process, and resubmission strategies for declined proposals); and
    3. Proposal writing strategies to enable them to formulate more competitive CAREER proposals for submission to the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) 

The workshop will take place over three days: May 15 (Day 1), May 16 (Day 2), and May 17, 2024 (Day 3). 


Days 1 and 3 of the workshop are open to all registrants, with up to 1,000 participants. Day 2 of the workshop (Mock Panel Review session) is limited to 300 participants, who will be selected through a review process. Individuals who have been selected to participate in the Mock Panel Review will be notified via email. Register here.


There is no registration fee to participate in Days 1 and 3 of the workshop. Mock Panel Review participants will be required to pay a $160 registration fee, to offset administrative and staffing expenses. Registration stipends will be made available for a limited number of faculty from low-resourced institutions. 


The Program

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

The Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Investments in engineering research and education are critical building blocks for the nation’s future prosperity. Engineering breakthroughs address national challenges, such as smart manufacturing, resilient infrastructure, and sustainable energy systems. Engineering also brings about new opportunities in areas ranging from advanced photonics to prosthetic devices.

Research funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Engineering (ENG) has enriched the understanding of natural systems, enhanced electronics, fortified the nation’s infrastructure and introduced the exciting possibilities of engineering to the next generation.