A hodgepodge of notes on applying for an NSF CAREER grant



I’ve spoken with two friends over the last few weeks about applying for an NSF CAREER grant, and I thought to share a few notes here, mostly so I can build on them and flesh this out at some point in the future (and so I don’t lose them!). Here is a recent blog post on the project I’m starting this fall.

This is really rough, mostly just notes, and shared very humbly; I recognize the high degree of good luck I had in my proposal, and so please consider these notes with that foremost in mind.

One more note: Most of this applies to any NSF grant as much as it does to an NSF CAREER grant.

Fundamental Points to Emphasize

Structural Recommendations

Additional Suggestions