The NSF 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. An NSF CAREER Proposal Workshop focused on engineering will be held March 31 – April 2, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. The objective of the 2020 NSF ENG Directorate Workshop is to introduce junior faculty who are interested in submitting NSF CAREER proposals to the Directorate for Engineering. The workshop aims to provide individuals with proposal development insights and a forum in which they can interact with NSF program directors and recent NSF CAREER awardees.


Workshop participation will be by invitation, based on applications, and limited to 300 participants who will be selected from the pool of applicants based on: a) applicability of the proposed research to the Directorate for Engineering, b)  timeliness and completeness of the application, and c) preference given to those who have not previously attended an NSF Engineering CAREER workshop. Please review the application page for further information.


NSF has provided partial funding for the workshop. Those individuals selected to participate will be required to submit a workshop registration fee of $500. Workshop attendees are responsible for their travel, lodging, and expenses. There will be a limited number of $1,000 travel grants available to participants to help defray the cost of travel.


2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202
March 31 – April 2, 2020
Networking Reception, 5PM – 7PM
Workshop Day 1, 7:00AM – 5PM
Workshop Day 2, 7:00AM – 2PM