NSF Releases New Solicitation for CAREER Program

NSF Releases New Solicitation for CAREER Program

Mar 16, 2011

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new solicitation for their premier program for early career investigators. the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER).   The current announcement, NSF 11-690, will be in effect for 2011, 2012 and 2013.


Changes from the previous soliciation include:

  • Deadline dates are now  July 25, 26 and 27 (specific date varies with directorate)

  • Cover sheet requiring certification of eligibility for this program has been removed

  • Restriction placed on the content allowed in the Letters of Collaboration

  • Length of Departmental Letter extended to two (2) pages

  • Raise in the minimum budget allowed for the Office of Polar Program (OPP) to $500,000

  • More details on how to include International/Global Dimensions and Cross-Disciplinary activities in the proposal


For other important information about the CAREER program, refer to the NSF CAREER Program Page and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).


The Office of Research Development and Communications offers assistance and additional resources to investigators considering submission to the CAREER program.   If you'd like to take advantage of this service, contact Kathy Cataneo at k.cataneo@unh.edu or 862-0357.

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