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Early Career Development

American Cancer Society Research Project Grants (RPG)

Support is provided to junior investigators within eight years of their first independent research or faculty appointment for research related to the control of cancer or research that benefits cancer patients.


American Chemical Society Type G (“Starter”) Grants

Supports fundamental research in the ‘petroleum field,’ which may include any field of pure science (chemistry, earth sciences, chemical engineering, polymers and materials science) which may afford a basis for subsequent research directly connected with the petroleum field. To be eligible as a Principal Investigator for a Type G grant, the applicant must be a member of the teaching faculty of a college or university within the U.S.; be within the first three years of appointment as a regular faculty member; have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. and not have had extensive postdoctoral research experience (more than five years) in university, industrial, government or other laboratories.


Burroughs-Wellcome Fund Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences

This program fosters the development and productivity of U.S. and Canadian postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences, including reproductive science. Grant focus areas include Basic Biomedical Sciences, Infectious Disease, Interfaces in Science, Science Education, and Translational Research.


The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Grant programs include: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program, New Faculty Awards Program, Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences, and Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry. See site for deadlines and details.


NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program 

This program is for outstanding new faculty who intend to develop academic careers involving both research and education in the fields of basic science, mathematics, engineering or science education.


Office of Naval Research (ONR) – Young Investigator Program

This program supports for scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. degrees on or after December 1st five years prior to the deadline, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research of interest to the Navy. They must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents holding tenure-track or permanent faculty positions. Awards are $100,000 per year for three years (with the possibility of greater support for equipment and/or to support additional, collaborative research with a Navy laboratory).


Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

This program is designed to support young investigators of outstanding promise in the basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. It is open to individuals with a doctorate in medicine, other health related professions or biomedical sciences. As of November 1st of the deadline year, candidates must hold full time appointments at the rank of assistant professor or independent researcher on the faculty of the sponsoring institution. On July 1st of the award year, they must not have been in such an appointment for more than three years, whether or not such appointments were on a tenure track; time may have been spent at more than one institution. The University of Connecitcut is invited annually to submit a nominee for this year award of $50,000/year. An internal screening will determine the most fitting candidate.


Research Corporation for Science Advancement – Cottrell Scholar Awards

Awards of $50,000 to encourage outstanding research and teaching in the university for faculty members in the third calendar year of a first tenure-track appointment and in the departments of astronomy, chemistry or physics.