National Science Foundation National Science Foundation Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) solicitation - US
National Science Foundation Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)
By (re)-investing in mid-career investigators, the National
Science Foundation aims to enable and grow a more diverse scientific workforce
(more women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities) at
high academic ranks, who remain engaged and active in cutting-edge research.
The Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) is the only
cross-directorate NSF program specifically aimed at providing protected time
and resources to established scientists and engineers targeted at the
mid-career (Associate Professor rank or equivalent) stage. Participating
programs in the Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Geosciences (GEO),
Engineering (ENG), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), and
Education and Human Resources (EHR) will accept MCA proposals. Program
Investigators are encouraged to discuss the suitability of their MCA proposal
with a program officer from the appropriate directorate (see https://www.nsf.gov/bio/MCA_contacts.jsp).