2022 NSF ENG CAREER Workshop

May 11 - May 13, 2022 12:00 - 6:00 PM ET

Access to the 2021 NSF ENG CAREER Workshop presentations and recorded sessions are available at https://nsfworkshop.ccny.cuny.edu/


The NSF CAREER program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. An NSF ENG CAREER Workshop focused on engineering will be held virtually on May 11 - 13, 2022. The objective of the 2022 NSF ENG Directorate Workshop is to introduce junior faculty who are interested in submitting NSF CAREER proposals to the Directorate for Engineering. The workshop aims to provide individuals with proposal development insights and a forum in which they can interact with NSF program directors and recent NSF CAREER awardees.

About the Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Investments in engineering research and education are critical building blocks for the nation's future prosperity. Engineering breakthroughs address national challenges, such as smart manufacturing, resilient infrastructure and sustainable energy systems. Engineering also brings about new opportunities in areas ranging from advanced photonics to prosthetic devices.

Research funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Engineering (ENG) has enriched the understanding of natural systems, enhanced electronics, fortified the nation's infrastructure and introduced the exciting possibilities of engineering to the next generation.


Applicants are invited to participate in all Workshop sessions except for the scheduled mock panel session. Due to facilitator limitations, the mock panels will be limited to 300 participants. Mock panel participation will be selected based on: a) NSF Biosketch and applicability of research area(s) to the Directorate for Engineering, b) timeliness and completeness of the application, and c) preference given to those who have not previously attended an NSF ENG CAREER workshop. Please review the application page for further information.

Applications are now closed


Applicants selected to participate in the mock panel session will be charged $100 to cover the expenses associated with the virtual panels.

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Workshop Committee

  • Rosemarie Wesson, Office of the Provost, Department of Chemical Engineering, City College of New York, rwesson@ccny.cuny.edu
  • Alexander Leonessa, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech University, leonessa@vt.edu
  • Paige E. Smith, Women in Engineering Program University of Maryland, pesmith@umd.edu
  • Daniel Wasserman, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, dw@utexas.edu
  • Linda Vigdor, Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) City University of New York (CUNY), lvigdor@gc.cuny.edu

Past NSF ENG CAREER Workshops

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Host Institution


The City College of New York


The City University of New York

Partnering Institutions

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University of Maryland

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Virginia Tech

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The University of Texas at Austin