The application period for this workshop has now ended.


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). 

Mock Panel Review Session

Session Details

The Mock Panel Review session will take place on Day 2 (May 16, 2024) of the workshop and will provide participants with the opportunity to serve as reviewers on a mock panel and review a set of CAREER proposals. During this session, participants will be separated into small groups. Each group will have four hours to review a set of CAREER proposals, discussing the proposal, formulating and/or submitting a review, and then putting the proposal in a ranked category. Each group will be guided through this process by an expert moderator. The session will culminate with a report out, where the results from each small group will be shared with all workshop participants. Additional information is located on the FAQ page.

Application and Selection

All individuals who are interested in participating in the Mock Panel Review session must register for the full 2024 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Workshop. There is no separate form or process needed to apply for the Mock Panel Review session. Participants will be selected using data collected through the workshop registration form. Selection criteria for the Mock Panel Review session will include (a) biosketch information, (b) applicability of research or proposal area(s), and (c) completeness of the registration form. Individuals who have been selected to participate in the Mock Panel Review session will be notified via email. 


There is a $160 registration fee to participate in the Mock Panel Review session. Registration stipends will be made available for a limited number of faculty from low-resourced institutions.