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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!

Early Career Investigator Fall Session

November 22, 2:00-3:30pm
LSC 290 Grey Rock Room

The Early Career Investigator (ECI) Fall Session will cover relevant CSU resources and help ECIs identify pathways to funding their research. This session is open to faculty in all disciplines and will specifically focus on helping faculty in the first several years of their appointment. The session will cover the various CSU resources available to support proposal development, strategies for successful proposals, and funding opportunities specific to early career investigators. We will have some formal presentation of material and then will dedicate a significant amount of time to answering questions from those in attendance.

The session will include representatives from:
• Office of Sponsored Programs
• Research Acceleration Office
• Corporate and Foundation Relations
• CSU Writes

Please RSVP to BreeAnn Brandhagen at by Wednesday, November 20

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

Proposal Due Dates

NIH proposals:

Guides for Grants and Contracts

Tips for Writing Your Application

Formatting Guides

Biosketches Formatting Information