Research Development – New and Early Career Faculty








New Faculty Orientation Annually in Fall. An overview of the Office of Research. A preview of the many kinds of services, resources, and opportunities available to UCF faculty is provided, and slides are available upon request.

New Faculty SeriesOngoing throughout the year. This series of workshops provide an overview for faculty on each of the units at Office of Research that will assist them with their research.

NSF Inside Scoop - Annually in Fall. This presentation will address recent trends at NSF, common proposal mistakes, and strategies to help faculty submit strong, competitive research proposals to NSF.


NSF CAREER 101: Workshop Series – Annually in Spring. For faculty preparing to submit or resubmit to NSF CAREER. This series covers best practices, targeted content, and diverse perspectives to support CAREER preparation.


New and Early Career Faculty Tool Kit – This resource includes priorities, funding opportunities, proposal guidance, and additional resources and services available for New and Early Career Faculty.

Targeted Research Alerts (TRAs) – TRAs are weekly funding opportunity alerts matching strategically identified areas, including new and early career faculty. Sign up to receive TRAs matching your needs.

New Faculty Research Funding Opportunities-  Recurring. View opportunities from federal and non-federal sponsors for early career investigators. These opportunities are intended to support researchers' growth, funding success, and professional development.









New Faculty Follow-up –Ongoing throughout the year. Welcome to UCF! The Research Development team is happy to discuss available support and resources as you search for funding opportunities and plan/prepare competitive proposals.

Federal Agency Pitch Circle Program – Annually in Fall.  For new faculty, those new to submitting to federal agencies and those rebooting with agencies such as NSF, NIH etc. Program will help prepare faculty to share their refined pitch with sponsor agency program managers.


NSF CAREER 102: Technical Review & Mentoring  Annually in Spring and Summer. For faculty preparing to submit or resubmit NSF CAREER. Program will help prepare faculty in developing a competitive NSF CAREER proposal.


Mentoring Program for Assistant Professors  Annually in Spring and Fall. UCF senior and junior researchers are paired in a mentoring relationship to increase the probability of success in securing external research grant funding.