Early Career Grant Resources

The OVPR’s Research Development team is here to help with every step in the process of applying for early career grants. We’ve developed resources and sponsor-specific courses that you can access at any time, and we’re always available to help any time you have questions or need additional support.  Contact Virginia Kearney for more information.

What are early-career grants?

Early career grants are multi-year grants intended to help promising young faculty launch their research careers. Specific features of the grants vary by sponsor, but many programs provide awardees with dedicated time to focus on research projects, essential equipment to advance discovery, and graduate, undergraduate and postdoctoral researchers to work alongside them. Early career grants are also highly prestigious awards that reflect favorably on awarded faculty and their institutions.

Who awards early-career grants?

The two major categories of early career grants are the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) and the National Institutes of Health’s K Awards. In addition to these, a variety of other government agencies and non-profit foundations also offer similar grants.

How do I apply?

Applications for early career awards are administered through Baylor’s pre-award support office. Contact your assigned University Research Administrator as early as possible to begin the application process.

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Early career award recipients

Check out the videos below to learn more about Baylor faculty who have earned early-career awards from a variety of sponsors.