This Funder Tool Kit specifically highlights opportunities for New and Early Career Faculty. It includes priorities, funding opportunities, proposal guidance, and additional resources. The Funder Tool Kits are a collaborative effort between the UCF Libraries and ORC Research Development Team.
Cross search the UCF Libraries Catalog and the many databases, journals, magazines, newspapers and ebooks available.
NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program - From the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR). The goals of the ECR Program are to: (1) Train and educate qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience so that they may develop into critical and well trained reviewers. (2) Help emerging researchers advance their careers by exposing them to a peer review experience that may make them more competitive as applicants. (3) Enrich the existing pool of NIH reviewers by including scientists from less research-intensive institutions as well as those from traditionally research-intensive institutions.
Finding Research Funding: An Overview - From the 2016 New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding (NFGCRF).
Pivot database (saved New Faculty search) - Find, track, and share current/anticipated funding opportunities for New Faculty in all disciplines.
VPR Advancement of Early Career Researchers (AECR) - The purpose of this UCF grant program is to initiate new faculty research activities that will strengthen faculty credentials and make faculty more competitive for external funding.
Recognition of Early Career Grant Recipients - Externally funded Early Career Development grant recipients at UCF may apply for $10,000 in support of a doctoral graduate student as recognition of their prestigious award.
UC Berkeley List of New Faculty Funding Opportunities - List of programs intended for late postdoctoral investigators and new faculty, usually those at or below the rank of Assistant Professor.
UC San Diego List of New Faculty Funding Opportunities - List of available funding opportunities for Young Investigators by foundations and federal sponsors.
ASU List of Early Career Grant Funding Opportunities - List of programs for early career researchers.
Planning & Developing Your Proposal - From the 2016 NFGCRF.
Tips for Specific Federal Funding Agencies:
Tips for Private Foundations - Resources, guides, and samples are available.
Guide for Budget Preparation - From ORC Contracts & Grants Team
Private Foundation Budget Development - Submitting to Private Foundations
Budget 101 - Presentation on developing a Federal grant budget
Sample Budgets for Federal Sponsors:
Sample Budget Justifications:
POINTS OF CONTACT
These points of contact are very familiar with New and Early Career Faculty opportunities and can share advice to help you secure research funding.
Pallavoor (Vaidy) Vaidyanathan
Assistant VP for Research
Assistant Director, Research Outreach Services
Debra Reinhart, PhD, PE, BCEE
Associate VP for Research and Scholarship
Director of Research Development
Additionally, information on ORC points of contact related to contracts, proposal submission, compliance, tech transfer, IRB, and IACUC is available at research.ucf.edu
Now that you have found the perfect funding opportunity, let us help you build the perfect proposal. The ORC Research Development team can help with planning, preparation assistance, draft review feedback, informational resources, and more! Visit our website for next steps information.
The ORC Research Development Team would be happy to help search for potential collaborators at UCF. Visit our website for more information.