Federal Grant Seekers and Early Career Fellowships

About our Fellowships

Federal Grant Seekers

The federal grant seekers program runs every other year, alternating with our Early Career Fellowship program.

The School of Engineering, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, presents the federal grant seekers program, which is designed as a semester-long cohort that provides faculty with the opportunity to identify and work on federal grant proposals while teaming with a cohort of like-minded colleagues.

The fellowship culminates with a trip to Washington, D. C. to meet with program directors from federal agencies such as NSF, NIH, EPA, etc. The goal is to provide faculty with the tools to seek and obtain grant funding while developing relationships with the federal program directors.

Early Career

This program runs every other year, alternating with our Federal Grant Seekers Fellowship program.

The Early Career Fellowship program is designed as a year-long cohort that will focus on writing and submitting early career grant proposals, with an emphasis on the NSF Career Award.

Writing and submitting research proposals to external funding agencies is a critical part of a tenure-track faculty member's career. Special opportunities for funding exist for early career tenure-track faculty through numerous agencies such as the NSF, Office of Naval Research, NIH and many more. Although most of these grants are highly competitive, the process of writing and submitting an early career grant proposal can help propel a faculty member's research and scholarship.


Email Judy Grant, School of Engineering Office of the Dean
Application Available October 2018

Your dean and associate deans will select participants based on 1. quality of idea (abstract) as it relates to the RFP, 2. potential impact on faculty career, 3. departmental representation, and 4. potential for collaboration within or outside the academic unit.


School of Engineering Associate Deans

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254