March 20, 2017-- Arlington, VA


Update - Slides are available:
The slides for all presentations are available at the agenda page.

Update - Post-workshop Survey:
Please complete the following post-workshop survey after the breakout session: https://goo.gl/forms/KAVupmQCdhEkROtJ3.

Update - Live streaming link:
The workshop will start live streaming of the afternoon session from 1:00PM EDT on March 20. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsL1qDDOTS8 to follow the workshop online.

Update - Important documents to be viewed prior to the workshop:

  • CAREER Overview Presentation: The presentation gives an overview of the NSF CISE CAREER proram. Please note that the powerpoint slides should be view in presentation mode as a narration.


Welcome to the 2017 NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop, to be held at the Hilton Arlington near the NSF headquarters on Monday, March 20, 2017. This event will introduce junior faculty to the NSF CAREER program, and help them prepare their CAREER proposal. The NSF CAREER program serves a critical role in the National Science Foundation's efforts to identify, foster and support the nation's most promising junior faculty in both research and education.

Junior professors who are just starting their careers often have limited experience with grant writing and evaluation. They also have little or no interaction with the program directors at NSF. In this workshop, early-career faculty members will have the opportunity to improve their skills in proposal writing, as well as interact with NSF program directors from different divisions (ACI, IIS, CNS, and CCF) as well as recent NSF CAREER awardees. The workshop is also open to multidisciplinary researchers with a CISE-specific focus, including cyberinfrastructure. The major components of the workshop include presentations on proposal writing, experience sharing, mock panels, and proposal clinic.

The workshop has been designed to accommodate up to 200 junior faculty members who are interested in applying for the CAREER solicitation in any CISE program. Prepare a 1-page summary of your research (see FAQ page for details) and register here.

A limited number of travel support will be made available for HBCU/MEI faculty to attend this workshop. The workshop will be unique opportunity for HBCU/MEI faculty to network with recent HBCU/MEI NSF CAREER awardees. This will enhance the overall research capabilities of HBCU/MEI to perform cutting edge research.

Dates and Location

The 1-day event is to be held on March 20, 2017 in Arlington, VA, at the Hilton Alrington, near the National Science Foundation. The day after the workshop, March 21, 2017, will offer an opportunity for the junior faculty members to have a one-on-one conversation with NSF CISE Program Directors from their primary research programs.

Important Dates

Jan 30: Registration Deadline

Feb 5: Notification of Acceptance

Feb 19: Schedule Annoucement for day-after meeting with CISE PDs

Mar 5: Notification of Travel Support

Mar 20: CAREER Workshop


Prof. Wenchao Zhou
Dept. of Computer Science
Georgetown University
Washington, DC, 20057


This workshop is being organized by Dr. Wenchao Zhou, supported by National Science Foundation and Georgetown University. All opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations in any material resulting from this workshop are those of the workshop participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.