NSF Webinars

Pitt Research Events for Faculty Interested In NSF Funding

Pitt Research: NSF for NIH Investigators

If you are considering diversifying your funding portfolio beyond NIH-awarded projects the NSF may be a viable funder for your work. It is essential to understand some key differences between theses agencies and how they structure programs to fund academic researchers. we will look at key differences between the NSF and NIH including how the role of program officers differs at these agencies and framing biomedical and health related science in a basic way for NSF. Presenters share helpful resources to strategically approach a developing proposal responsive to NSF's solicitations.

Pitt Research partnered with McAllister & Quinn, a DC-based consulting firm with expertise in the US federal R&D funding landscape, to deliver this workshop series designed for faculty interested in learning more about the NSF. The series is structured as two, 90 minute interactive presentations with opportunities to develop concepts for early stage feedback.

Early Stage Investigator Webinar Series: NSF CAREER Workshops

Pitt Research: NSF CAREER 2022 Panel Discussions

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of 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 the mission of their organizations. 

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) invites Assistant Professors to participate in a workshop series designed for faculty interested in learning more about the NSF CAREER program. The series is structured as four, one-hour interactive discussions intended to enhance proposal development:


Pitt Research: NSF CAREER Webinars

The OSP Research Development team has previously partnered with McAllister & Quinn, a DC-based firm that consults on federal and private foundation grant opportunities for higher education clients. Below are the recorded CAREER webinar sessions from 2021:

Session 1: CAREER 101 “Beyond the solicitation” Recording Link
Session 2: Deep Dive on Education Plans and Broader Impacts. Recording Link
Session 3: Anatomy of a CAREER Project Summary. Recording Link
Session 4: NSF CAREER: Budget Preparation. Recording Link


National Science Founation CAREER

The NSF have also shared webinars, presentations and other resources on the CAREER program on their program page. In addition, the Frequently Asked Questions site provides useful tips and information regarding CAREER.

For a list of Pitt facuty who have successfully proposed to the CAREER program please see the NSF Awards Search