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CAREER Proposal Development Workshop

To foster an increase in CAREER proposal submissions by eligible faculty from all South Dakota institutions of higher education, SD EPSCoR and the SD Board of Regents are cosponsoring an NSF CAREER Proposal Development Workshop.  The NSF CAREER Program offers awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the ideal of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, a commitment to educational excellence, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.


  • Faculty at all academic institutions in South Dakota are eligible to apply for CAREER awards, including primarily undergraduate institutions and two-year institutions.
  • The faculty member must be employed in a tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent position by October 1, 2018 as an assistant professor (or equivalent title) at an accredited institution located in South Dakota.
  • Associate professors, with or without tenure, and NOTeligible for the NSF CAREER program.
  • The faculty member’s research and educational expertise must be a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field that NSF accepts proposals in. “NSF fundable areas” not only include the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, but also the social sciences, behavioral sciences, economic sciences and STEM education.
  • The faculty member must hold a doctoral degree by July, 2018.


Click here to register for the NSF CAREER Proposal Development Workshop.  More information will be sent to your registration email at a later date.


To encourage broad faculty participation from across the state, SD EPSCoR office will reimburse travel expenses for all participants. Contact the SD EPSCoR office for details.

Looking Ahead

The CAREER Proposal Development Workshop is the first in a series of activities that will take place between now and the end of June 2018 to assist faculty members with the development of their CAREER proposals. A part of this program will be the availability of the services of grant writing consultants who will be retained to help faculty prepare and review their proposals prior to submission to NSF.  Any eligible faculty member at a South Dakota institution of higher education may attend the workshop or take advantage of the online resources that will be made available, but only those faculty members that attend the workshop will be eligible for participation in the subsequent activities involving the grant writing consultants.

Please direct questions to layne.manson@sdstate.edu.