External Funding Support
Provides information on the offices across campus that work to help all faculty secure external funding as well as a timeline for contacting these offices during the proposal writing process.
Private Funding for New Investigators in the Physical Sciences
This wiki provides detailed information about foundation and corporate awards available exclusively to physical scientists in their first tenure-track position. These opportunities are primarily open to faculty within the first three years of their assistant professor appointment.
Federal Opportunities for Early Career Investigators
Department of Energy (DOE)
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FAO) for the Early Career Research Program. The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science.
Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP)
ONR’s Young Investigator Program (YIP) seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.
All About Grants (Podcasts)
The Office of Extramural Research (OER) presents conversations with NIH staff members. Designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others, we provide insights on grant topics from those who live and breathe the information. In mp3 and updated every other week. Recent topics include Grant Writing for New Investigators and Using Career Development Awards to Achieve Independence.
Finding New Money
Milano, Carol. The Scientist Volume 23 Issue 4, Page 70, April 1, 2009
In tough times, researchers have to look outside of government funding. Here are lesser known sources, and tips on how to get your hands on them.
Part of Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management (2006) by HHMI.
This chapter provides an overview of the NIH funding process and the two-level review system that is used by NIH for most R01 grant applications. It also details the steps involved in preparing a strong R01 grant application, including turning your concept into a solid research plan and making sure that individuals with the appropriate expertise review your application. In addition, the chapter discusses what to do if your application is not funded. The chapter also provides some information about another major funder of basic science research, the National Science Foundation (NSF). See also How to Be a Member of an R01 NIH Study Section.
How Your Grant Proposal Compares
By David A. Stone, Chronicle of Higher Ed, July 29, 2009
David A. Stone is director of the Office of Sponsored Projects at Northern Illinois University.
Research Funding for New and Young Investigators
Compiled by University of California, Berkeley Sponsored Projects Office. These programs are intended for late postdoctoral investigators and new faculty, usually those at or below the rank of Assistant Professor. The list includes information on federal agency (including USDA, DOD, DOE, NASA, NIH, and NSF) and private foundation & corporation opportunities.
Research Funding Strategies for New Investigators: How to Get Started (highly recommended)
Written by Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC. Competing for funding as an early-career researcher can be daunting, but you can learn from colleagues who have been successful. This article addresses competitive strategies new investigators can use to jump-start their research careers by enhancing funding success.