National Science Foundation

The following are important links on the NSF website:

NSF News (Updated July 2011)

NSF 11-690 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

CAREER is NSF’s most prestigious awards. These provide support to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of their organization’s mission


These FAQs are applicable to the CAREER program submission in Years 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Active Funding Opportunities

Click on Opportunities to access the list.

“Broader Impact” Criterion

The NSF’s Division of Material Sciences has posted a “Dear Colleague” letter to assist scientists in developing their criterion for the “broader impact” section of the Project Summary. While this letter is targeted specifically for materials research, the information can be suitably modified for any NSF discipline. Please see:

Dear Colleague Letter: Broader Impacts Review

Click on NSF07046 to read the article.

Dear Colleague Letter: Division of Mathematical Sciences

Click on this link to read the article.

Broader Impacts Review Criterion: Representative Activities

Click on this link for additional information.

Information on the Use of Designated Fonts in NSF Proposals

Click on font advisory to read the new guidelines.