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Early Career Investigators

Today’s early career investigators are tomorrow’s research leaders.

The Research Acceleration Office offers resources, workshops, and networking services for CSU’s early career investigators–check this space for upcoming events and programming!

RAO Resources

Broader Impacts:

Broader Impacts Activities PowerPoint: Alex Travesset, ISU

Programs from “Diversity in Engineering”: Aaron Bernall

Early Career:

NIH Early Research Career Development site

General Federal Grants:

Main Grants.Gov Funding Search Applicant FAQs


CSU Grant Resources Overview


External Proposals:

Please contact us to access our library of proposal document templates, including biosketches, data management plan, and more.

NSF proposals:

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide

List of Funding Opportunities (updated often)

Proposal Due Dates

NIH proposals:

Guides for Grants and Contracts

Tips for Writing Your Application

Formatting Guides

Biosketches Formatting Information