NSF Career Awards
NSF has a special program for young researchers
- Science Based (whatever you may have heard)
- grant is more important than track record
- Panel reviewed
- Your work must stand out among similar projects
- Not everyone will be a specialist in your subarea
Most common errors
- This is a grant, not a thesis chapter!
- Lack of enthusiasm (overly passive writing)
- “Trust me” doesn’t work in this program
- Assume everyone else is as good as you are!