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Early Investigators Opportunities

This page provides examples of funding opportunities available specifically for early career investigators. As with all funding lists and search engines, it is critical to review the primary source to confirm the organizations definition of "early career", deadlines, and description. Clicking on the title of the award should take you directly to the opportunity's home page or guidelines. For additional early career investigator opportunities explore a funding opportunities database, such as Pivot or GrantForward, which are provided to UA faculty and staff free of cost.

The table below is up-to-date as of April 17, 2016. Updates occur approximately once-per-quarter, check back regularly for new listings.

Search tips: the table below defaults to the submission deadline, be sure to check the bottom of the table to search for opportunities that are open year round or for opportunities that have passed for the current year that have anticipated release and due dates for the following year. A program is listed as "anticipated" if the program has a multi-year history of funding. Dates for anticipated announcements are best estimates and while we try to keep these posts up-to-date it's always good practice to check the homepage of the opportunity that you are interested in for full details. You can also search by Program Title by clicking on the "Program Title" column heading. To revert back to sorting by submission deadline, click the back arrow on your browser.

Early Investigators Opportunities


Program Title Sponsor Funding Type External Deadline Notes
Princess Grace Awards Princess Grace Foundation - USA Education Deadlines from 03/2017 to 06/2017

The Princess Grace Foundation provides support to emerging theater, dance, and film artists in the early stage of their careers.  All nominees must be nominated.  Grant amounts vary widely, falling between $7,500 and $30,000.  Grants are given to nominating organization and money may not be used for administrative fees.

Cottrell Scholars Research Corporation for Science Advancement Research 05/01/2017 

Eligible applicants are tenure-track faculty members whose primary appointment is in a department of astronomy, chemistry or physics that offers, the minimum, a bachelor's degree. Cottrell Scholar Award proposals contain a research plan, an educational plan, and a clear statement on how the CSA will help applicants become truly outstanding teacher-scholars and future academic leaders. Funding is available for $100,000 over 3 years. 

AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Air Force Office of Scientific Research Research 06/01/2017 

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research YIP supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research (see solicitation for specifics re: eligibility). The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering. Each award will be funded at $150,000 per year for 3 years. Exceptional proposals will be considered individually for higher funding levels and longer duration. From the synopsis page, select "Related Documents" for the text of the BAA.

David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition American Psychological Foundation Research 06/15/2017

Up to $25,000 to support early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence, and/or the assessment aspects of cognition.

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology Eppindorf Research 06/15/2017

The international Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years. The award is worth $25,000.

Future Leader Awards International Life Sciences Institute Research 06/17/2017 (anticipated)

Given to promising nutrition and food scientists, allows new investigators the opportunity to add to an existing project or to conduct exploratory research that might not receive funding from other sources or add to an existing project. Consideration will be given to individuals proposing research in the areas of experimental nutrition, nutrition and toxicology, and nutrition and food science. Grants extend for a period of 2 years at a funding level of $15,000 USD per year.

U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Foundational Science Research Unit Department of Defense (DoD) Research 06/30/2017

Early Career Proposals. One year funding proposals (with option of second year) within one of six categories including: Learning in Formal and Informal Environments, Leader Development, Personnel Testing and Performance, Organizational Effectiveness, Culture, Individual Differences. Principal Investigator's must have received their Ph.D. within five years of the time of proposal submission, and not previously received funding from ARI as a PI. Initial budgets should be approximately $110K.

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Research 07/06/2017 

The initial award will be for two years, $150,000 per year ($300,000 total) with the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding (up to four years total for $600,000). Continued support for years three and four will be granted to those awardees who demonstrate significant progress on their proposed research during years one and two of the award.

Career Catalyst Research Grants (CCR) Susan G. Komen Foundation Research 07/14/2017 (anticipated)

These three Komen Training and Career Development awards seek to bridge the funding gap faced by recently graduated PhDs and early faculty as they start their careers in breast cancer research. $450,000 combined direct and indirect costs; ($150,000 per year for up to 3 years).

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) NSF Research 07/19/2017 

CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Early career is defined as tenure-track (or equivalent) Assistant Professor (or equivalent) with funding available for five years at a minimum of $400,000 to $500,000 depending on Directorate. See the UA's CAREER Preparation Program for additional information on developing your CAREER proposal.

Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Cystic Fibrosis (the "Program") Gilead Research 07/22/2017 (anticipated)

The Program provides financial support to 3 junior faculty researchers for a 2-year period. Each award is funded up to $130,000, to be paid in annual installments of up to $65,000 per year for 2 years. Funding for the second year is contingent upon submission of a progress report and approval by the Scientific Review Committee Chair.

Scientist Development Grant American Heart Association Research 07/22/2017 (anticipated)

To support highly promising beginning scientists in their progress toward independence by encouraging and adequately funding research projects that can bridge the gap between completion of research training and readiness for successful competition as an independent investigator.  Total award amount up to $308,000 for four years.

Faculty Scholars Program Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research 07/29/2017 (anticipated)

A joint opportunity from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Simons Foundation, this award is for tenured or tenure-track eligible PhD and/or MD in a faculty position. Funding is available to conduct research at the interface of biological and physical sciences and those studying biological questions emerging from applicable global human health problems. Awardees receive a five-year, non-renewable grant between $100k and $400k per year, at least 50% of the total effort must be directly related to the conduct of research.

New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science NASA Research 07/31/2017 (NOI); 08/31/2017 (full proposal)

Visit the link and search for "New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science". Designed to support outstanding scientific research and career development of scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers this program aims to encourage innovative research initiatives and cultivate scientific leadership in Earth system science. Emphasis is placed on the ability to promote and increase the use of space-based remote sensing through the proposed research. The average award is $80,000 to $90,000 per year or a period of up to three years. This program is solicited every two years.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) NSF Research 08/09/17

With the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one's first academic position after receipt of the PhD, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will award grants to initiate the course of one's independent research. Understanding the critical role of establishing that independence early in one's career, it is expected that funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD.

Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholars Award National Multiple Sclerosis Society Research 08/10/17 (anticipated, pre-application) 

A limited number of awards will be offered to highly qualified candidates who have concluded their research training and begun academic careers as independent investigators in an area related to multiple sclerosis. The awards are designed to provide salary and grant support for a five year period, thus permitting the awardee to establish competence in his/her chosen research area. Application must be made jointly by a candidate and the institution in which an appointment is held.  Individuals who have already conducted independent research for more than five years after postdoctoral training are ineligible.

Beckman Young Investigator Program Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Research 08/15/2017 (anticipated)

Open to those within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, in an academic or non-profit institution that conducts research in the chemical and life sciences. No individual may apply for an award more than two times.

NSA Mathematical Sciences Program Young Investigator Grant National Security Agency Research 09/01/2017 (anticipated)

For budgetary reasons, NSA is unable to fund proposals for new projects during Fiscal Year 2017. Consequently, they are not soliciting or accepting proposals at this time. Questions can be directed to Charles Toll ( or to They hope to return to serve the mathematics community in Fiscal Year 2018. For NSA, young investigators are investigators within ten years of receiving their Ph.D and do not have any other federal funding. $20,000 is available per year for two years. Sponsored Program Office approval is required for submission.

Research Starter Grants - Pharmacology/Toxicology, Pharmaceutics, Adherence Improvement, or Informatics PhRMA Foundation Research 09/01/17

Research Starter Grants offer financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers at the faculty level. This program provides a research grant of $100,000 for one year.  Research Starter Grants support individuals in academia who do not have other substantial sources of research funding. Applicants will be judged on the scientific merit of the proposed research, and on the degree of financial need.  The “starter” aspect of the program strives to assist individuals who are establishing careers as independent investigators. The program is not offered as a means to augment an ongoing research effort. 

Early Career Research Program DOE Research 09/08/2017 (anticipated pre); 11/14/2017 (anticipated full proposal)

DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program, supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by DOE OS. DOE OS defines "early career" as those within 10 years of having received their Ph.D. and are untenured on a tenure track. Funding is available at a minimum of $150,000 per year for five years.

Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awards Thrasher Research Fund Research 09/19/17 (Fall Cycle Concept Submission deadline)

The purpose of this program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. Awards are $25,000 in direct costs for two years.

Searle Scholars Program - Early Career The Kinship Foundation Research 09/30/2017 (anticipated)

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants annually.  This is a Limited Solicitation. Please see the RDS Limited Solicitations Calendar for details.

USDA Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) USDA Research Multiple. See specific USDA RFA for details.

Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) grants are designed to help institutions develop competitive projects, and to attract new scientists and educators into careers in high-priority areas of national need in agriculture, food, and environmental sciences. FASE Grants consist of New Investigator Grants, Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants, and Strengthening Grants. Each applicable USDA NIFA Request for Application will include FASE eligibility, see the specific USDA NIFA calls for additional information.

Whitehall Foundation Grants-in-Aid Whitehall Foundation Research 01/15/2017; 04/15/2017; 10/1/2017 (LOI)

The Grants-in-Aid program is designed for researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid are awarded for a one-year period and do not exceed $30,000. Multiple LOI deadlines per year.

Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Awards (multiple) Academic Pediatric Association Research 10/02/2017 (anticipated)

The program provides awards of $10,000 or $15,000, depending on the program, for research by fellows or junior faculty related to child health promotion, health services research, teaching, or patient care. Projects must be consistent with the goals of the APA; preference is given to projects that have the potential to lead to further studies. The categories include: APA Young Investigator Program, APA Bright Futures Young Investigator Program supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in Partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, APA Young Investigator Award Program for Primary Care Strategies for the Promotion of Early Literacy and School Readiness Supported by Reach Out and Read, and Nutrition in Underserved Communities Young Investigator Award Program.

Bisgrove Early Career Scholar Program Science Foundation Arizona Research 10/02/17 (anticipated)

The Bisgrove Scholars Program is a Limited Solicitation. See the Limited Calendar for additional information.

Mentored Research Scholar Grant American Cancer Society 04/01 and 10/15 annually

Provides support for mentored research and training to full-time junior faculty, typically within the initial four years of their first independent appointment. The goal is for these beginning investigators to become independent researchers as either clinician scientists or cancer control and prevention researchers. Awards are for up to five years and for up to $135,000 per year (direct costs), plus 8% allowable indirect costs. A maximum of $10,000 per year for the mentor(s) (regardless of the number of mentors) is included in the $135,000.

Research Scholar Grants American Cancer Society Research 04/01 and 10/15 annually

Research Scholar Grants support investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. Awards are for up to four years and for up to $165,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. Independent investigators in the first six years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply.

Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grants American Chemical Society Research 10/20/2017

Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) grants provide start-up funding ($110,000 over two years) to support fundamental research in the petroleum field. Applicants must be within the first three years of their first academic appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or the equivalent.

MAPfund Doris Duke Charitable Foundation & The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Creative Work 10/28/2017 (anticipated)

The MAP Fund is founded on the principle that experimentation drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. MAP supports artists, ensembles, producers and presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and deep inquiry. MAP is particularly interested in supporting work that examines notions of cultural difference or "the other," be that in class, gender, generation, race, religion, sexual orientation or other aspects of diversity. $1 million, for up to 40 projects, is awarded annually.

ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Office of Naval Research - DOD Research 11/03/2017 (anticipated)

YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time, tenure-track, or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. Proposals may request up to $170,000 per year for 3 years. Additional funds for capital equipment which enhances the Young Investigator's proposed research may be requested for the first budget period based on the needs of the research.

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Blavatnik Family Foundation Research 11/30/2017 (anticipated)

Provides $250,000 in unrestricted funds to one Laureate in each disciplinary category (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry). Interested participants must hold a doctorate degree and a faculty position at an invited institution (other conditions apply, see the Eligibility category). This is a limited solicitation, view the RDS Limited Solicitation Calendar for additional information on how to apply.

The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellowship The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Research 12/01/2017 (anticipated)

Eligible applicants are assistant professors in a tenure-track assignment having successfully passed the standard third-year review by January of the year following application to the program. $10,000 for 12-month awards. Preference is given to those addressing topics related to 20th and 21st century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphasis including but not limited to African American issues, women's issues, and/or higher education.

Young Investigator Grants Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research 12/01/2017 (anticipated)

These grants are designed to fill the critical need for startup funds for less experienced researchers to pursue promising research ideas. These grants encourage and cultivate the best and brightest researchers of the future and lead to long term commitments to research projects.

The Young Investigator Grants are designed to support scientists during their fellowship training or early in their research careers. Demonstration of outstanding mentorship and demonstration of a career plan that shows commitment to pediatric cancer investigation are critical components of a successful application.

Young Investigator Grants are now 3 year grants! The award amount is $150,000. (A maximum of $50,000 per year for three years may be requested).

AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty American Federation for Aging Research Research 12/15/2017 (anticipated, Letters of Intent)

AFAR provides up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics including the causes of cellular senescence, the role of estrogen in the development of osteoporosis, the genetic factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, the effects of nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and much more. 

ARO Young Investigator Program (YIP) Army Research Office - DOD Research Proposals submitted at any time, BAA expires 2022

The YIP is included as part of the Army Research Office Broad Agency Announcement FY17-FY22. The objective of the YIP is to attract to Army research outstanding young university faculty members, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. The program is open to U.S. citizens, Nationals, and resident aliens holding tenure-track positions at U.S. universities and colleges, who have held their graduate degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) for fewer than five years at the time of application. YIP awards are generally for $120,000 per year for 3 years. To view the BAA, select this link and view solicitation number W911NF-17-S-0002 (note any modifications).

Russell Sage Behavioral Economics Small Grants The Russell Sage Foundation Research Rolling

Representative categories of expenditure include acquisition of data, the purchase of data sets, research assistance (but not including payment to any researchers who will be co-authors on the project), payment to subjects in experiments, miscellaneous expenses (such as xeroxing, telephone, postage). There is a lifetime limit of $7,500.  No funds provided for researchers' time, computer hardware or software, overhead or indirect costs.

New and Early Stage Investigator Policies NIH Research See sponsor website for specific opportunities and deadlines.

In 2009, NIH instituted a new adjunct to the New Investigator policies involving the identification of Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) (see the Section on Early Stage Investigators, below).  ESIs are New Investigators who are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or within 10 years of completing their medical residency at the time they apply for R01 grants.

In general, a Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is considered a New Investigator if he/she has not previously competed successfully as PD/PI for a substantial NIH independent research award.

CTF Young Investigator Award (YIA) Children's Tumor Foundation 01/09/2018 (anticipated)

CTF’s longest running program, the YIA provides two-year funding, commensurate with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to young scientists early in their careers, bringing them into the NF field and helping to establish them as independent investigators. The YIA program has been a 'seeding mechanism' for researchers and their mentors, who could showcase their Foundation-funded research to secure larger grants from the NIH and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program - Neurofibromatosis Research Program (CDMRP-NFRP). The 2017 YIA competition has passed (January 2017). 

Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research 01/17/2018 (anticipated)

Recognizes tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members at accredited U.S. universities who are beginning to establish a record of scholarship and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship. Each Fellow’s university will receive a grant of $35,000 over two to three years to support the research activities of the Fellow. 

DARPA Young Faculty Award DARPA Research 01/18/2018 (anticipated)

The YFA announcement solicits ground-breaking single-investigator proposals from junior faculty for research and development in the areas of Physical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, Biology, Information and Social Sciences of interest to DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO), Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), and Biological Technology Office (BTO).  Awards encompass funding for a 24-month base period consisting of two 12-month phases (a maximum of $250,000 per 12-month phase) and a 12-month option period (a maximum of $500,000)

Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowships in Space Astrophysics for Early Career Investigators NASA Research 01/18/2018 (NOI); 03/15/2018 (full proposal)

The goals of the Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship (RTF) program in Astrophysics are to provide early-career researchers the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to lead astrophysics flight instrument development projects, including suborbital investigations, in preparation to become Principal Investigators (PIs) of future astrophysics missions; to develop innovative technologies for space astrophysics that have the potential to enable major scientific breakthroughs; and to foster new talent by putting early career instrument builders on a trajectory towards long-term positions. NASA is committed to supporting deserving early career researchers by selecting one or more Roman Technology Fellows every year. This is a multi-part application. See the solicitation for details.

New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) Research 02/28/2018 (anticipated, nominations due); 04/21/2018 (full applications)

With the New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award, FFAR will support up to 10 early-career scientists with up to $200,000 per year ($100,000 from award, $100,000 match).  The award is designed to give recipients three years of financial support to pursue highly innovative research in one or more of FFAR’s seven focus areas and to act as mentors to the next generation of standout scientists in food and agriculture. This is a limited submission.

Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Leukemia Research Foundation Research 02/01/2018 (anticipated, LOI)

The Leukemia Research Foundation exclusively funds New Investigators - individuals beginning to establish their own laboratories that are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor. Providing one year grants of $100,000 to selected New Investigator researchers, allows innovative scientists to act on their ideas, and try new procedures and experiments that will hopefully lead to significant,breakthroughs. Researchers funded by the LRF publish their results in an effort to inform the scientific community about their advances. In addition, their initial results are used to obtain grants from larger, multi-year funding sources - thus furthering their research and potential for finding a cure. Applicants are required to submit a letter of inquiry (LOI). If the project is a match for the foundation, a full proposal will be invited.

National Kidney Foundation, Young Investigator Program National Kidney Foundation Research 02/01/2018 (anticipated)

The National Kidney Foundation plans to award three, one-year, $35,000 awards in support of junior faculty.

Research Starter Grants - Health Outcomes or Translational Medicine and Therapeutics PhRMA Foundation Research 02/01/18

Research Starter Grants offer financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers at the faculty level. This program provides a research grant of $100,000 for one year.  Research Starter Grants support individuals in academia who do not have other substantial sources of research funding. Applicants will be judged on the scientific merit of the proposed research, and on the degree of financial need.  The “starter” aspect of the program strives to assist individuals who are establishing careers as independent investigators. The program is not offered as a means to augment an ongoing research effort.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Research 02/01/2018 (anticipated)

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. This is a Limited Submission, review the Limited Submission Calendar for application information.

NARSAD Young Investigator Grant Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Research 02/28/2018 (anticipated)

The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research. Two-year awards up to $70,000, or $35,000 per year are provided to enable promising investigators to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to serious brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders or child and adolescent mental illnesses.

BCAN Young Investigator Award Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) Research 03/01/2018 (anticipated)

These grants fund researchers who work in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, bioengineering or any other scientific or research field, but are also working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational bladder cancer research.  Awards are $50,000 for one year.

F.J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Prize on Understanding the Human Mind American Psychological Foundation Research 03/01/2018

Provides $25,000 to support the efforts of early career psychological scientist pursuing research aimed to advance, either empirically or theoretically, a materialistic understanding of the human mind.

FFB Career Development Award Foundation Fighting Blindness 03/01/2018 (anticipated)

The award is for junior investigators to pursue vigorous research programs to drive the research to find the therapies and cures for retinal degenerative diseases (RDDs). The goal is to facilitate advances in lab and clinical research, to elucidate the mechanisms for the etiology and pathogenesis of RDDs and to develop innovative strategies to prevent, treat and cure these diseases. Each award is worth $375,000.

Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences Ester A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation Research 03/01/2018 (anticipated)

The Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences supports, in the early stages of their careers, young investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Awards are for $225,000 for three years

Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award March of Dimes Research 03/15/2018 (anticipated)

Anticipated 2017 solicitation. This award is intended to be an initial independent grant to young investigators.  The applicants' research interests should address the health of babies through prevention of infant mortality, premature birth, or birth defects.  The award is $150,000 for two years, including 10 percent indirect costs to sponsoring institutions. 

John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) American Psychological Foundation Research 03/15/2018 (anticipated)

Up to $17,000 for research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.

Sontag Distinguished Scientist Award The Sontag Foundation Research 03/15/2018 (anticipated)

The Distinguished Scientist Award (DSA) seeks to provide career and research support to early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research. The award provides up to $600,000 in funding over a four-year period. Over that time, recipients also receive additional support from the Foundation through its vast network of scientists in the field and annual alumni conference.

HFSP Young Investigators' Grants Human Frontier Science Program Research 03/20/2018 (anticipated, site registration); 03/30/2018 (LOI)

Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories. Emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring together early career scientists (within 5 years after obtaining independent laboratory) preferably from different disciplines (e.g. from chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering) to focus on problems in the life sciences. Awards are for up to $450,00 per year for 3 years and support 2-4 team members.

New Early Career Fellowship Program NASA Research 03/31/2018 (anticipated)

Supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the areas supported by the Planetary Sciences Division. Past awards were for a maximum of three years and up to $200K/year. To access the solicitation, click on the URL provided, then select solicitations, and then select the New Early Career Fellowship title.

Institutional Research Grants American Cancer Society Research 04/01/2018

Institutional Research Grants are block grants averaging $90,000 per year for three years given to institutions as "seed money" for the initiation of projects by promising junior investigators.