In an increasingly competitive environment to earn federal grants, opportunities exist to help researchers at the beginning of their careers. The following report contains an overview of federal government funding opportunities and fellowship programs that provide support for early career researchers working at universities or other non-government institutions. Some programs provide support for early career faculty, as well as postdoctoral researchers and new investigators.
The federal government programs described in this compendium of federal early career faculty opportunities are organized by the agency that runs the program. For each opportunity, there is provided a program summary, eligibility requirements, approximate size and type of award, annual due dates, and other special factors. The program websites are provided as a source for more detailed information.