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)
- NIH Director's New Innovator Award (DP2) mid-August, a maximum of $1.5M in direct costs for up to 5 years.
- NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5 - Clinical Trial Optional) LOIs: August 3rd, 2021, Full proposal: Early September 2021, $250K direct costs per year, plus F&A costs for up to 5 years.
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
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 Young Investigator Open early June, LOI: early August, Full application: January, $600K for up to 4 year