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Early Career Researcher Support


There are various resources and funding opportunities available to support early career researchers. Many of the funding programs are only available to researchers at the assistant professor level, whereas others are also available to postdoctoral scholars and graduate students.

The Early Career Researcher Listserv is the email list that distributes funding opportunities that support early career researchers. (You must be logged in through Kerberos to sign up.)

The Research Development Toolbox includes the Early Career Development Awards folder with links to various career development programs.

InfoReady Review is the resource for internal funding and limited submissions at UC Davis. Researchers may submit proposals to internal funding opportunities and submit internal preproposals to limited-submission programs.

Pivot is a powerful tool for finding funding opportunities and potential collaborators within and outside UC Davis. It offers customized funding searches, optional weekly emails, opportunity tracking, and curated lists, all while being able to create a search based on a researcher’s profile.


Research Development Toolbox – guides and checklists for preparing early career development proposals

Proposal Templates – layouts and samples for preparing and writing a research grant

Research Development & Grant Writing Newsletters – monthly info on competing successfully for funding

Event registration for NSF CAREER and grant writing events presented by the UC Davis Office of Research