March 28, 2018 (see list of program elements)
The proposed research must be led by a single, eligible PI: The PI must be an untenured Assistant Professor on the tenure track at the
sponsoring U.S. university at the time of award. If the PI’s appointment is scheduled to change to Associate Professor (either tenure-track or tenured) on or
before the award date, he/she is not eligible for an ECF award. At the time of selection, the university must provide, on behalf of a selected PI, confirmation
that he/she will remain untenured in a tenure-track Assistant Professor position until at least the award date (date the funding instrument is effective). Note 1: Universities may submit proposals on behalf of PIs who are being considered for a tenure-track position; however, the PI must be an untenured Assistant Professor on the tenure track at that university at the time of award. Note 2: The award will be terminated if, at any time, the PI transfers to a position that is not either tenure track or tenured. The PI must be a U.S. citizen or have lawful status of permanent residency (i.e., holder of a U.S. Permanent Resident Card, also referred to as a Green Card) no later than August 1 following the proposal submission deadline, and both the biographical sketch and department letter should specifically address the U.S. citizenship/permanent residency requirement. The PI must be the primary researcher on the effort. Co-Investigators are not permitted. Collaborators are permitted. See “Collaboration” below for further requirements regarding collaborators. NASA civil servant and JPL collaborators are not permitted on submitted proposals. The PI may not be a current or former recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Please see “Relationship of ECF
to PECASE” below for further guidance. The PI may not be a current or former recipient of an STRG Program ECF award.
200k per year, max 3 years