Research Development – New and Early Career Faculty








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 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 Follow-up –Ongoing throughout the year. Welcome to UCF! Research Development is hap-py to discuss available support as you search for op-portunities and plan/prepare competitive pro-posals. Contact us today!

Federal Agency Pitch Circle Program – Annually in Spring and 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 Fall. UCF senior and junior researchers are paired in a mentoring relationship to increase the probability of success in securing external research grant funding.