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NSF CAREER Information Sessions and Advising Services

The NSF Early Faculty Development (CAREER) Program Award is one of the most prestigious and competitive awards a pre-tenure faculty member can receive.  The CAREER award validates the recipient’s research agenda and their position as a teacher-scholar, and brings recognition to their department and institution.  Please see NSF 17-537 for the full program solicitation and eligibility information. 

Sponsored Research Services is hosting two CAREER Information Sessions scheduled for the following times:

Friday, April 13, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in 87-1600


Thursday, April 26, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in 78-1630

The sessions will provide an overview of the program and review process, and will be led by Prof. Carl Batt from Cornell University.  Prof. Batt is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University.  He has directed NSF and NIH funded research centers and has reviewed for the CAREER program several times.  His bio is available here.

The two sessions will be identical and are open to all interested parties.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP with Jennifer Rockhill at  If you require interpreting services, please make a request to Access Services.

Advising Services.   SRS has engaged Prof. Batt to provide ongoing advising services to selected applicants for the July 2018 CAREER deadlines.  He will be available to meet with individual faculty following the information sessions, and for consultation through the deadline. 

If you would like to schedule a meeting with him, please send a short description of your intended research plan and proposed educational activities to .  If you have applied previously, please send your reviews.