Research Development – New and Early Career Faculty


Resources and Support

    • NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION – Annually in Fall. A session at the New Faculty Orientation will be an overview of the Office of Research. A preview of the many kinds of services, resources and opportunities available to UCF faculty will be presented.

    • NEW FACULTY FOLLOW-UP – Ongoing throughout the year. Welcome to UCF! Research Development is happy to discuss available support as you search for opportunities and plan/prepare competitive proposals. Contact us today!

    • NEW FACULTY SERIES – Ongoing 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 PITCH & WRITING CIRCLES –Annually in Spring. For new faculty, those new to NSF, those rebooting with NSF. Program will help prepare faculty to share their refined pitch with a NSF Program Manager.

    • 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.

    • 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 Summer. UCF senior and junior researchers are paired in a mentoring relationship to increase the probability of success in securing external research grant funding.

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

    • 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.