Junior Faculty Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Fourth Monday in July, annually thereafter, minimum of $400-500K for 5 years

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Third Monday in September, annually thereafter, a maximum of $175K for 24 months

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Next Generation Researchers Initiative:

Research Training and Career Development (K series, Standard due dates):

Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award (ONES) (Limited) LOI: Late January, Full proposal: February, $250K per year, up to 5 years.

Department of Defense (DOD)

Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) White paper: May, Full proposal: July, $150K per year for 3 years.

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Mid-Late March, up to $170K per year for 3 years.

DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) December-January, 24-month base period, a maximum of $250K per 12-month phase.

Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Proposals submitted at any time, BAA expires March 31, 2022, $120K per year for 3 years.

Department of Energy (DOE)

Early Career Research Program (ECRP) Pre-Proposal: Late January, Full proposal: Early April, a minimum of $750K over 5 years.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (Limited) Early January, $10K for one year.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Early Career Faculty (ECF) SpaceTech-REDDI NOI due: Mar 2, 2022, Full proposal: March 31, a maximum of 3 years, typically $200K per year.

Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowships for Early Career (ROSES) Full proposal: August

New Early Career Fellowship Program (NIP) in Earth Science (ROSES) NOIs: August, Full proposal: October

Early Career Investigator Program in Heliophysics Step-1: May, Step-2: August, a maximum of $175K per year, up to 5 years.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

Health Effects Institute

Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award Preliminary: March 25, 2022, Full proposal: September 23, 2022, 1-2 awards per year, $500K.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Gulf Research Program Early‐Career Research Fellowships Early December, $76K for 2 years.

The four tracks are aligned with the Gulf Research Program’s priority areas:
Human Health and Community Resilience: Application due: January 12, 2022
Environmental Protection and Stewardship: Application due: May 4, 2022
Offshore Energy Safety: Application due: August 24, 2022
Education Research: Application due: August 24, 2022

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

Doctoral New Investigator Grants (DNI) ~75 awards; For 2022, proposals are due by March 11, 2022, $110K over 2 years.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Sloan Research Fellowship ~126 awards, Nomination: starting July, Full proposal: September, $75K, 2 years.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Moore Inventor Fellows (Limited) Nomination: starting September, Full application: December, $825K over 3 years.

Beckman Foundation

Beckman Young Investigator Open early June, LOI: early August, Full application: January, $600K for up to 4 year

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