Funding for Mid-Career Faculty

This list includes research funding opportunities targeted for mid-career faculty in pursuit of new directions, sabbatical funding, or seeking to re-vitalize research after a gap in productivity

Initial Deadline Title Sponsor
Varies DOD Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Research and Sabbatical Leave Program Department of Defense
TBD Fall 2022 Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering -  Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) Program (formerly the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship) Department of Defense
Open Argonne National Laboratory Faculty Research Leave Appointment Program  - Sabbatical Leave  Department of Energy
TBD Spring 2022 Lliterature Fellowships National Endowment for the Arts  
Varies Research Fellowships National Endowment for the Humanities  
Standard Dates F33 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Senior Fellows   National Institutes of Health    
Standard Dates K07 Academic Career Development Award  National Institutes of Health    
Standard Dates K18 Research Career Enhancement Award for Established Investigators National Institutes of Health
Standard Dates K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award National Institutes of Health
Varies NRC Research Associateship Programs at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions  National Research Council
Open NSF20586 Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE) National Science Foundation
First Monday in February NSF21516 Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)  National Science Foundation
Open NSF 21-508 Transitions to Excellence in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research (Transitions)  National Science Foundation
Fourth Friday in February NSF 20-521 Building Capacity in STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER)  National Science Foundation