UPDATE: Due to technical difficulty, we apologize for not being able to stream the event online. All of the event proceedings and documents will be posted online. You may also refer to previous year's workshop links for video and other resources.

UPDATE for participants: If you are a resident of one of the following states, your state driver's license is not accepted at NSF as a valid form of identification due to federal REAL ID Act requirements. Therefore, please bring other forms of identification such as your passport : Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Washington, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam.

UPDATE for participants: At the time of your workshop registration, if you requested a meeting with a NSF PD on April 5, then you should have received an email with details of your appointment by now. Some of you asked for resend of the appointment, and all of your requests have been responded. If you still have problems receiving the email, you may stop by the registration counter on April 4th and inquire us about your NSF PD appointment on April 5. In the meantime, check all of your email folders (including spam, junk, filters etc.) to see if you have the appointment email.

We welcome you to the 2016 NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop, to be held at the Westin Arlington near the NSF headquarters on Monday, April 4, 2016., VA on Monday, April 4, 2016. 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.

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.

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.

The 1-day event is to be held on April 4, 2016 in Arlington, VA, at the Westin Alrington Gateway, near the National Science Foundation. The day after the workshop, April 5, 2016, 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. If you are interested in availing this opportunity, please indicate this in the registration form.

This workshop is being organized by Dr. Guru Venkataramani, supported by National Science Foundation and The George Washington University.