Junior Faculty Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation (NSF):

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) August 2020, $400-500K for 5 years

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Early November 2020, September 2021, 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: Early June, $150K per year for 3 years.

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

DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA)  Early December, 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 Early January, $5K for one year.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Early Career Faculty (ECF) SpaceTech-REDDI NOIs: Late February, Full proposal: March, 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: September

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: April, Full proposal: September, 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.

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

Doctoral New Investigator Grants (DNI) ~75 awards, October, $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 LOI: August, Full application: January, $600K for up to 4 years

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