More on NSF CAREER proposals
Okay, I hate my proposal a little less now, but it was very difficult to put together. I am writing about a new topic so there was a lot of background to go through. Also, these proposals are comprehensive so you need to include research and teaching as well, but you are limited to the same 15 pages as always. AND the money has shrunk to such low levels that the yearly amount can barely fund 1 student and supplies, hardly a "Career." But it is worth it for the prestige of winning at any rate.
I have been chugging away on this thing for about 3 weeks, minus a nasty bout with a cold. It is due in a few more, wish me luck!!