Office of Research Early Career Researcher Support - Office of Research

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.

Early Career Researcher Listserv

The Funding Opportunities Program Coordinator distributes funding opportunities aimed at supporting early career researchers via the listserv. Click this link to be added. (Note: You must be logged in through Kerberos for the process to work.)

InfoReady Review

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 great tool for finding funding opportunities and potential collaborators both within and external to UC Davis. Researchers can create unique funding searches, choose to receive weekly emails based on those searches, track relevant opportunities, and view curated lists in addition to creating a funding search based on the account holder’s profile. Create your profile today to receive the full benefits of Pivot at no charge to you!

The Funding Opportunities Program Coordinator created the following curated searches for the use of early career investigators on campus:


  • Resources for Early Career Development Awards 
    • Guides and checklists for preparing early career development proposals
  • Templates and Samples
    • The Interdisciplinary Research Support (IRS) unit has various templates and samples for preparing and writing a research grant. Some of these have been prepared by IRS and others by funding agencies.
  • Grant Writing Newsletter
    • Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC publishes a monthly electronic newsletter for faculty on how to compete successfully for research and education funding from federal agencies and foundations. UC Davis has purchased a subscription with unlimited access for all UC Davis faculty, staff, and students.