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 .
Cross search the UCF Libraries Catalog and many of the databases, journals, magazines, newspapers and ebooks.
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 from 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:
Pallavoor (Vaidy) Vaidyanathan
Assistant VP for Research
Research Outreach Services
Dr. Debra Reinhart
Associate VP for Research and Scholarship
Director of Research Development
A unique approach to supporting large, complex proposal submissions.
R: The Research Development team promises to rapidly Respond to investigator needs by immediately making ourselves available and beginning the research support process.
E: The Research Development team can Evaluate needs and available assets based on agency/RFP guidelines, existing infrastructure, collaboration requirements, and special requests (such as samples from the proposal library or FOIA requests and templates created for the specific announcement/agency).
A: The Research Development team can Assist with proposal components and coordinate efforts with the C&G team and College/Institute Administrators. Research Development can help prepare non-technical components of the proposal such as Facilities Equipment & Other Resources, Current & Pending Support, Letters of Collaboration, Biographical Sketches, Collaborators & Other Affiliations, research timeline tables, and perform searches for UCF facts and demographics/enrollment data. We can point to on-line materials that support the proposal preparation.
C: The Research Development team can Coordinate the proposal progress through meeting/communication assistance, identification and connection with collaborators/partners, document management, review coordination (editorial review, technical peer review), proposal progress scheduling, and follow-ups with collaborators.
T: The Research Development team can Track proposals through the stages of revision and finalization, and can provide post-submission evaluation.