Funding opportunities for junior faculty

National Science Foundation (NSF):

  1. Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). Deadline: July 27, 2020

  1. Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). Deadline: August 12, 2020


National Institutes of Health (NIH):

  1. Early Stage Investigator

     2.  NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Deadline: September                                                                                                     

     3.  NIH Director’s Early Independence Award. Deadline: September

  1. NIH Programs for Independent Researchers


Department of Energy (DOE):

  1. Early Career Research Program. Deadline: Pre-application in January and full application in March


Department of Defense (DOD):

  1. Air Force Young Investigator Program (YIP). Deadline: June every year

  1. Army Research Lab YIP

  1. Navy ONR YIP 

  1. DARPA Young Faculty Award


National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Search New or Early Career Researcher


Department of Agriculture (USDA): National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)


Beckman Young Investigator Program


American Society for Mass Spectrometry


ACS Petroleum Research Fund


Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program