Early Career

Learn about capacity-building opportunities for early career researchers; explore resources designed to support community members who identify as early career professionals and those who work closely with them; and meet the CADRE Fellows, CADRE Postdocs, and DRK-12 CAREER awardees who are working to improve STEM education for all PreK-12 students.

NSF CAREER Program & DRK-12

This NSF-wide program supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and advance the mission of their department or organization. This award seeks to help scholars build a foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. Learn more about the program, and explore the work of CAREER awardees in the DRK-12 portfolio and their contributions to the field of STEM education research.

Early Career Resources

CADRE Early Career Guide

The CADRE Early Career Guide offers advice from experienced DRK-12 awardees on becoming a successful researcher in the field of STEM education.

Networking Resources

A collection of resources related to building and maintaining professional networks.

Early Career News & Opportunities

Amy Hackenberg (CAREER Awardee), Mark Creager, and Ayfer Eker published this Mathematical Thinking and Learning article.

Eve Manz (CAREER Awardee) published this article in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching with co-authors Richard Lehrer and Leona...

Registration for NSF Grants Conference in Minneapolis, MN, will open March 17, 2020 at 12:00pm EST. The conference is scheduled for May 18-19, 2020.