Education

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)

National Science Foundation
Full Proposal Deadline, August 8, 2018

With the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one's first academic position after receipt of the PhD, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will award grants to initiate the course of one's independent research. Understanding the critical role of establishing that independence early in one's career, it is expected that funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD. One may not yet have received any other grants or contracts in the Principal Investigator (PI) role from any department, agency, or institution of the federal government, including from the CAREER program or any other program, post-PhD, regardless of the size of the grant or contract, with certain exceptions noted below. Serving as co-PI, Senior Personnel, Postdoctoral Fellow, or other Fellow does not count against this eligibility rule. Grants, contracts, or gifts from private companies or foundations; state, local, or tribal governments; or universities do not count against this eligibility rule. 

It is expected that these funds will allow the new CISE Research Initiation Initiative PI to support one or more graduate students for up to two years. Faculty at undergraduate and two-year institutions may use funds to support undergraduate students, and may use the additional RUI designation (which requires inclusion of a RUI Impact Statement) -- see https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5518 for additional information. In addition, submissions from all institutions may use funds for postdoctoral scholars, travel, and/or research equipment.

Must be untenured and In the first three years of a tenure-track or research science or education position (or equivalent) but not more than a total of five years after completion of Ph.D. The number of years includes any academic position held post-PhD, exclusive of postdoctoral appointments. Must not have received any federal grants as PI (see exceptions). A PI may submit one proposal per annual competition. In addition, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than two CRII competitions. Proposals that are not reviewed (i.e., are withdrawn before review or are returned without review) do not count toward the two-competition limit. The PI may not submit a CRII proposal in the same calendar year in which he/she submits a CAREER proposal. A CRII proposal submitted in the same calendar year as a CAREER proposal by the same PI will be returned without review.
$175k for up to 24 months
03/08/16
social-science
mathematics
engineering
education
computer-science
health-science
information-science
architecture

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

National Science Foundation
July 18, 2018 Third Wednesday in July, Annually Thereafter -- for BIO, CISE, EHR July 19, 2018 Third Thursday in July, Annually Thereafter -- for ENG July 20, 2018 Third Friday in July, Annually Thereafter -- for GEO, MPS, SBE
CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.
A Principal Investigator (PI) may submit only one CAREER proposal per annual competition. In addition, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than three CAREER competitions. Proposals that are not reviewed (i.e., are withdrawn before review or are returned without review) do not count toward the three-competition limit.Proposers must meet all of the following eligibility requirements: Hold a doctoral degree in a field supported by NSF by the cognizant Directorate's deadline for submission of CAREER proposals; Be engaged in research in an area of science, engineering, or education supported by NSF; Be employed in a tenure-track (or tenure-track-equivalent) position as an assistant professor (or equivalent title) as of October 1 after the proposal submission; Be untenured as of October 1 following the proposal submission; and Have not previously received a CAREER award. (Prior or concurrent Federal support for other types of awards for non-duplicative research does not preclude eligibility.)
The CAREER award, including indirect costs, is expected to total a minimum of $400,000 for the 5-year duration, with the following exceptions: Awards for proposals to the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO), the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), or the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) are expected to total a minimum of $500,000 for the 5-year duration. The PECASE award is an honorary award for all NSF recipients and does not provide additional funds. CAREER awards are eligible for supplemental funding as described in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG).
03/08/16
social-science
physical-science
mathematics
education
computer-science
life-science
information-science

Small grants for New Investigators (R03)

National Institutes of Health
Standard dates for new submissions: February 16, June 16, October 16, or by RFA. For standard dates, see: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/due-dates-and-submission-policies/due-dates.htm
A number of NIH Institutes make use of the R03 activity code to issue subject-matter-specific funding opportunities targeted to New Investigators. As with derivative R01s, the specifics of these targeted funding opportunities will vary. Grant specifics (including whether an LOI is required) will vary according to the specific FOA—so read carefully.
See individual PARs and participating institutes.
50,000/2 years
03/08/16
social-science
physical-science
engineering
education
computer-science
health-science
life-science
information-science

Statistical and Research Methodology in Education, Early Career

Department of Education
August 4, 2016
Strongly encouraged, but not mandatory: May 5, 2016

See encouraged topic areas in Solicitation. 

For FY 2017, a PI under the Early Career topic must have received his/her doctorate on or after April 1, 2012.
200,000 over 2 years
03/07/16
mathematics
education

Research Training Program in Special Education: Early Career Development and Mentoring

Department of Education
Expected in August
Expected in June
The Early Career Development and Mentoring program provides support for an integrated research and career development plan for investigators in the early stages of their academic careers who have established an interest in special education research. The ultimate aim of this program is to help launch independent research careers focused on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with or at risk for disabilities. The award will provide support for research (including salary for protected time to conduct research) and career development that includes training under the guidance of an experienced mentor or mentors.
Principal Investigator • Principal Investigators may be from any one of a variety of relevant disciplines and fields in addition to special education (e.g., general education, human development, political science, psychology, sociology, statistics) within institutions of higher education provided that the focus of their research and mentoring is in the field of early intervention or special education for children with or at risk for disabilities. • The Principal Investigator must have completed a doctoral degree or postdoctoral program no earlier than April 1, 2014 and no later than the start of the award period. Please note that the Institute will use the date on which the University granted your doctoral degree. For example, if you defended your dissertation on March 25, 2014, but your University granted the degree on April 2, 2014, you would be eligible to apply. • The Principal Investigator must hold a tenure-track position (e.g., Assistant Professor), or research scientist position (e.g., not a visiting faculty or adjunct position), at an institution of higher education, or must have accepted an offer for such a position to begin before the start of the award. In the latter case, you must include a letter of support in Appendix E from the future home institution indicating that an offer has been made and accepted. The position must be a regular, salaried position paid by the University without a focus on training (e.g., not a postdoctoral position). (2)Mentors • Training must be provided under the guidance of a mentor. Applicants may have comentors depending on their training needs and location. The term “mentors” includes both primary and co-mentors. • Mentors may be from academic or nonacademic institutions (e.g., nonprofit and forprofit organizations, public and private agencies) that conduct rigorous special education or early intervention research. • Mentors must include only individuals who have not served as the Principal Investigator’s primary graduate school advisor, dissertation advisor, or postdoctoral supervisor. A faculty member who served on a dissertation committee but did not have a direct advisor-advisee relationship with the Principal Investigator is eligible to serve as a mentor. • One mentor must be designated as the primary mentor. • At least one mentor (primary or co-mentor) must be at the Principal Investigator’s home institution.
400,000 over 4 years
03/07/16
social-science
education

Young Faculty Award, DARPA

Department of Defense
Executive Summary due September 10, 2018 (Strongly Encouraged) (Limit 1 per topic area) FAQ submission deadline November 8, 2018 (1 only) Full Proposal Due Date,
Strongly Encouraged, see solicitation.
The Department of Defense offers four recurring grant programs that benefit new investigators, including opportunities through the Office of Naval Research (ONR), The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). While broad areas of research are supported, the agency will usually evaluate the application in terms of agency need. DoD agencies typically publish lists of desired topic areas.
Participation in the YFA program is limited to any current tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors and to tenured Assistant or Associate Professors within three (3) years of their tenure appointment at a U.S. institution of higher education or equivalent at a U.S. non-profit science and technology research institutions. Proposals are not being sought from foreign organizations; however, foreign organizations may be a member of a team in a subcontractor role. Previous YFA recipients are not eligible to apply to this or any future YFA program. Please see Section III for more details.
250,000/year for 2 years- possible 3rd year at 500,000
03/07/16
social-science
physical-science
mathematics
engineering
education
computer-science
health-science
life-science
information-science
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