• Junior Faculty

Penn Workshops and Training

Office of the Vice Provost of Research (OVPR) – Compliance and Training

Sponsor Early Career Programs & Awards

NSF Early Career Development Program

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program

Department of Energy (DOE) – Early Career Research Program

Junior Faculty Funding Opportunities

Many of the eligibility requirements for the opportunities listed below target faculty members early in their careers.

The announcement months are based on previous announcements received by the Associate Dean of  and are provided to help you prepare for when the calls are issued. In some instances, the School of Engineering will hold an internal competition should the university limit the number of submissions per school. The deadlines for these competitions are typically within 30 days of the announcement.  Links to copies of prior announcements are included for your reference.

 

SponsorOpportunityAnnouncement MonthPosition/Rank EligibilityTenured Track Req'd (Y/N)Discipline(s)ExperienceSEAS Internal Selection (Y/N)Award InformationPrior Announcements
David and Lucile Packard FoundationFellowships for Science and Engineering Program01-JanuaryNNatural & Physical Sciences< 3 yearsYhttps://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/science/packard-fellowships-for-science-and-engineering/about-the-packard-fellowship-awards/https://drive.google.com/file/d/10hfzHqS-XXtfzQruiJY13ySk_khTBdyt/view?usp=sharing
Pew Charitable TrustsBiomedical Scholars03-MarchAssistant ProfessorYBiomedical< 4 yearsYhttps://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/science/packard-fellowships-for-science-and-engineering/about-the-packard-fellowship-awards/https://drive.google.com/file/d/10PUZBOXpQRT0vNOn3Jn50cgkN9w3yEc3/view?usp=sharing
IntelRising Star Program04-AprilYSTEM< 4 yearsYhttps://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/research/overview.htmlhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/12NQyLH4S1rKcZLrEDjdpT0N96yyMFetN/view?usp=sharing
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. FoundationMallinckrodt Grant Program05-MayYBiomedical< 5 yearsYhttps://emallinckrodtfoundation.org/https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mAyrfTzFJmQUioJ4BrjLNrZwcVp5RYz7/view?usp=sharing
Kinship FoundationSearle Scholars Program06-JuneAssistant ProfessorYBiomedicalYhttps://www.searlescholars.net/competitionhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1j776ssp6OSPbhbzWYFWgs6DtlRMu8SzJ/view?usp=sharing
Rita Allen FoundationScholars Award07-JulyAssistant ProfessorNBiomedical< 3 yearsNhttps://ritaallen.org/scholars/https://drive.google.com/file/d/18-KVYguPi6nQ5M6YAcdPSwA21X-_w4kG/view?usp=sharing
Johnson & JohnsonWiSTEM2D Scholars Program08-AugustAssistant ProfessorNPhysicsYhttps://www.jnj.com/wistem2d-university-scholarshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ea0QhM7PsF2O1Srsz0P-UcobhZpQ57HN/view?usp=sharing
BlavatnikYoung Scientists09-SeptemberYYhttp://blavatnikawards.org/awards/national-awards/nomination-guidelines/https://drive.google.com/file/d/10jz7TH93abbyTUeiDZgMd4CxWSz1lj6b/view?usp=sharing
DOEEarly Career Research Program09-SeptemberAssistant or Associate ProfessorY< 10 years terminal degreehttps://science.osti.gov/early-careerhttps://science.osti.gov/-/media/grants/pdf/foas/2021/SC_FOA_0002563.pdf
Brain Research FoundationSeed Grant Program10-OctoberAssistant or Associate ProfessorNBiomedical; NeurologyYhttps://www.thebrf.org/seed-grants/https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-36K64H8aRR6rxPiYUEYtSoA85T3_hno?usp=sharing
Dreyfus FoundationCamille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program11-NovemberY< 5 yearshttps://www.dreyfus.org/camille-dreyfus-teacher-scholar/https://drive.google.com/file/d/14IyneTsT46WSUAiFattLcCpnORMJTlXw/view?usp=sharing
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationMoore Inventor Fellows09-SeptemberN< 10 years terminal degreeYhttps://www.moore.org/initiative-strategy-detail?initiativeId=moore-inventor-fellowshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/12NQyLH4S1rKcZLrEDjdpT0N96yyMFetN/view?usp=sharing
Brain Research FoundationScientific Innovation Award04-AprilAssociate or Full ProfessorYNeuroscienceYhttps://www.thebrf.org/scientific-innovations-award/https://drive.google.com/file/d/15qRNI8jd46EL5WFFjzWF8WjSedRxjJYR/view?usp=sharing
W.M. Keck FoundationMedical Research and Science & Engineering09-SeptemberYhttp://www.wmkeck.org/grant-programs/researchhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1GhQbsOROwJpPBooiUSB3Sfndn1yVgzqM/view?usp=sharing
Hartwell FoundationIndividual Biomedical Research Award05-MayYBiomedicalYhttps://thehartwellfoundation.com/https://drive.google.com/file/d/12OKDE_i11uRAoTw26ya8Ke1jCIjDKuGk/view?usp=sharing
NSFCareer Development Program06-Junehttps://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/faculty-early-career-development-program-career
NIHPioneers Program08-Augusthttps://commonfund.nih.gov/pioneer
NIHEarly Stage Innovator Award Program08-August< 10 years terminal degreehttps://commonfund.nih.gov/newinnovator
ASMEY.C. Fung Early Career Awardhttps://www.asme.org/about-asme/honors-awards/achievement-awards/y-c-fung-young-investigator-award
Sloane FoundationSloan Research Fellowships06-JuneYhttps://sloan.org/fellowships/
BMESRita Schaffer Young Investigator Award05-Mayhttps://www.bmes.org/rita-schaffer-young-investigator-award
ONRYoung Investigator Program08-AugustY< 7 years terminal degreehttps://www.nre.navy.mil/education-outreach/sponsored-research/yip
NAEThe Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering program02-FebruaryAssistant or Associate Professor< 12 years terminal degreehttps://www.naefrontiers.org/
Society for BiomaterialsYoung Investigators Award08-AugustY< 10 years terminal degreehttps://biomaterials.org/awards#young_investigator_award