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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 Titlesort descending Sponsor Research Category Funding Type External Deadline Notes
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
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
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
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
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
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
Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award March of Dimes
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 06/01/2020 (anticipated) 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,... 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
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
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
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Research 02/06/2020 The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. The award provides a $100,000 unrestricted research grant. This is a Limited Submission, review the... more
Career Catalyst Research Grants (CCR) Susan G. Komen Foundation
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 07/05/2020 (anticipated) 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... more
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) NSF
Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences
Research 08/12/2020 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... more
Cottrell Scholars Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Research 07/01/2020 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... 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
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
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
Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology Eppindorf
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 06/15/2020 The international Eppendorf... 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.
Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) NSF
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Social Science & Law
STEM, Education, Training
Research 07/27/2020 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 early-career faculty who who have the potential to serve as academic role... more
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics The Greenwall Foundation
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 09/23/19 (Letter of Intent) The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. Each year around three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent... more
Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholars Award National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 08/01/20 (Anticipated) 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... more
HFSP Young Investigators' Grants Human Frontier Science Program
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Research 03/19/2020 (site registration); 03/30/2020 (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... more

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