The University of Arizona

Early Investigators

Research Development Links

This page provides early career researchers with resources to assist their efforts in finding and obtaining extramural research. The page is under development. If you have resources that you think would be valuable, please contact Research Development Services.

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Funding Opportunities for Early Career Investigators

Visit the Early Career Investigators Funding Opportunities page to learn about opportunities specifically for early career investigators. Note that funding agencies and organizations define "early career" differently, so it is important to review the specific eligibility requirements for each opportunity.

Opportunities for Serving as a Grant Reviewer

One of the best ways to obtain an understanding of extramural research opportunities in your field is to act as a peer reviewer. Multiple federal agencies provide opportunities to participate in the review process. Below are links for opportunities to the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Institutes of Health. Visit the Serving as a Grant Reviewer page to learn about opportunities, including opportunities specifically designed for early career investigators. 

Other Opportunities at UA

UA offers a number of resources that may be of interest to Early Career Faculty.

  • Research Announcements are distributed via email on an as needed (Research Information, RIA) and weekly (Funding Opportunities, FOA) basis. RIAs focus on events and limited solicitation announcements. FOAs focus on new funding opportunities, seperated by research category (e.g. Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, etc.). Signing up for the Research Announcements is free and easy.
  • Seminars and Workshops include annual NSF CAREER grant preparation and NIH K Award preparation, among others.