Resources for New Faculty

As a new faculty, you will likely hear from us in the first few weeks of your arrival at Cornell. You are welcome to reach out to us before you arrive or at any time you need research administration support. Please see our Contact RASC page for hours and location.

The Research Administration Service Center provides the following services specific to new faculty: 

  • Maintains a guide to funding opportunities for junior faculty (below)  
  • Assists faculty to register with funding agencies
  • Coordinates award transfers from faculty's previous institutions to Cornell
  • Offers individual orientation meetings to introduce new faculty to pre-award RA services at the college and the university

Funding Opportunities for Junior Faculty


NIH New and Early Investigator Policies
Army Research Laboratory - Included in the ARL Core Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research for Fiscal Years 2012 through 2017
DARPA Young Faculty Award
AFOSR: Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)
ONR Young Investigator Program
NASA Fellowships for Early Career Researchers


Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Early Career Research Programs
Alzheimer's Association New Investigator Research Grants
American Association for Cancer Research NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research
American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grants
American Diabetes Association Core Research Program
American Federation for Aging Research - Research Grants for Junior Faculty
Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation - I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Award
Damon Runyon Innovation Award
Sloan Research Fellowships
Startup Research Grant, US-Israel Binational Science Foundation
Dreyfus Foundation: Teacher-Scholar Award Eligibility
Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering Program
Pew Biomedical Scholars Program Details
Searle Scholars Program
DOE Early Career Research Program

Limited Submission Yearly Cornell Competition Opportunities

Dreyfus Foundation: Teacher-Scholar Awards  
Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering Program 
Pew Biomedical Scholars 
Searle Scholars Program

Internal Cornell Competitions and Other Funding Opportunities

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