Baylor > Office of the Vice Provost for Research > Internal Funding Programs > Young Investigator Development Program
Young Investigator Development Program (YIDP)

The Young Investigator Development Program is designed to stimulate research/creative activities and enhance the ability of newly appointed tenure-track faculty to compete for external research funding. YIDP funds range from $10,000-$25,000.

Applicants must be tenure-track faculty appointed within the last four years.

A complete submission to YIDP includes the application form below and a peer-review quality proposal written in the format of the anticipated external funding agency. For example, if you plan to submit a grant to the National Science Foundation (NSF) or an agency within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) you would develop your YIDP proposal using the guidelines for the NSF or NIH, respectively. Likewise, if you are planning to submit a proposal to a non-profit agency, such as American Cancer Society or American Heart Association, etc., you would develop your YIDP proposal using the guidelines specific to the non-profit agency.

Submissions to YIDP are reviewed by faculty members outside of Baylor University who are experts in disciplines specific to the research topic under investigation.

Proposals for funding in FY '18 (June 1, 2017-May 31, 2018) are due by noon on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

YIDP Guidelines
YIDP Application
Final Report Form

FY 2013 Abstracts
FY 2012 Abstracts
FY 2011 Abstracts
FY 2010 Abstracts
FY 2009 Abstracts
FY 2008 Abstracts (No funding)
FY 2007 Abstracts
FY 2006 Abstracts
FY 2005 Abstracts