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Early Investigator Opportunities

This page lists funding opportunities for early career investigators that have been hand-curated by RDS. As with all funding lists and search engines, it is critical to review the primary source to confirm the organization’s definition of "early career", deadlines, and description. To assist with this, the award titles are hyperlinked to the opportunity's home page or guidelines. Find more opportunities using Search Engines, Databases and Tools such as Pivot or GrantForward, which are provided to UA faculty and staff free of cost. In Pivot, select “Individuals: Early Career and Emerging in Field” under “Applicant Type”, or go to the Pivot search results for New Faculty/New Investigator.

The table below is up-to-date as of June 29, 2018. 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.

 

Program Title Sponsorsort descending Research Category Funding Type External Deadline Notes
Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Awards (multiple) Academic Pediatric Association
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 10/01/2020 (anticipated) The program provides awards up to $15,000 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... more
AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Research 06/01/2020 (anticipated) 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... more
Young Investigator Grants Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 12/16/2019 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... more
Research Scholar Grant (RSG) American Cancer Society
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
04/01 and 10/15 annually Grants eligible for investigators within the first 6 years of an initial independent research career or faculty appointment; eligibility extends to 8 years for clinician scientists who remain active in clinical care. Awards are for up to 4 years at... more
Institutional Research Grants American Cancer Society
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 04/01/2020 (aniticpated) 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. Application materials updated and available early... more
Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grants American Chemical Society
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 3/13/2020 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... more
AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty American Federation for Aging Research
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 12/16/2019 (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... more
AHA Career Development Grant American Heart Association
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 10/15/20 (anticipated) Supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals ,in the early years of one’s first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training to assure the applicant’s... more
F.J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Prize on Understanding the Human Mind American Psychological Foundation
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 03/01/2020 $15,000 to support research that aims to address any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and seeks to understand the mind from both a behavioral and neural perspective.
John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) American Psychological Foundation
Social Science & Law
Research 03/15/2020 Up to $20,000 for research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.
ARO Young Investigator Program (YIP) Army Research Office - DOD
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences
Physical Sciences & Engineering
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... more
Beckman Young Investigator Program Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Research 08/04/2020 (LOI Due) 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... more
BCAN Young Investigator Award Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 02/15/20 (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... more
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Blavatnik Family Foundation
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Research 11/13/2019 Provides $250,000 in unrestricted funds to one Laureate in each disciplinary category (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences... more
NARSAD Young Investigator Grant Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research End of first quarter 2020 (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... more
CTF Young Investigator Award (YIA) Children's Tumor Foundation
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
01/03/20 (Letter of Intent) 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... more
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 07/01/2020 The initial award will be for two years, $200,000 per year ($400,000 total) with the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding (up to four years total for $800,000). Continued support for years three and four will be granted to those... more
DARPA Young Faculty Award DARPA
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Research 11/19/2019 The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions, emphasizing those without prior DARPA funding, and expose them to DoD needs and DARPA’s program development process.... more
U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Foundational Science Research Unit Department of Defense (DoD)
Social Science & Law
Research Varies through 2023 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... more
Early Career Research Program DOE
Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Research 01/07/2020 (Pre-Application Deadline) 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 "... more
MAPfund Doris Duke Charitable Foundation & The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Arts & Humanities
Creative Work 10/07/2020 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... more
Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology Eppindorf
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 06/15/2020 The international Eppendorf... more
Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences Ester A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 02/15/20 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... more
New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR)
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Research 02/28/2020(anticipated, nominations due); 04/21/2020 (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... more
Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Cystic Fibrosis (the "Program") Gilead
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 08/01/2020 (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... more

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