Early Career Faculty Funding Opportunities

The Office of Faculty Research Development (FRD) maintains a list of funding opportunities that we are currently aware of for early career faculty. This list and page are a work in progress. If you identify any early career opportunities that are not included below, please email us at Opportunities marked with an asterisk (*) fall into the category of “limited submissions”. For more information about these opportunities and UTSA’s management of them, please visit our site.

All funding opportunities should comply with institutional pre-award administration delineated at the bottom of this page.

Early Career Funding Opportunities (PDF)



The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Application Deadline

July 24, 2024
Fourth Wednesday in July, Annually Thereafter
Read: Solicitation 22-586


Proposers must meet all of the following eligibility requirements as of the annual deadline:

  • Hold a doctoral degree in a field supported by NSF;
  • Be engaged in research in an area of science, engineering, or education supported by NSF;
  • Hold at least a 50% tenure-track (or tenure-track-equivalent) position as an assistant professor (or equivalent title);
  • Be untenured; and
  • Have not previously received a CAREER award. (Prior or concurrent Federal support for other types of awards for non-duplicative research does not preclude eligibility.)

UTSA Faculty Resources

Faculty Research Development (FRD) Services


Faculty Research Development (FRD) encourages and supports faculty planning to submit a CAREER proposal by offering workshops and access to numerous resources (eg., templates, grant-smithing and editorial services, project management support, technical review coordination, acquiring external consultants, and more).

Please notify FRD that you plan to submit a CAREER proposal! Complete an interest form by January 30, 2023.

NSF CAREER Information Session

Faculty Research Development (FRD) will host an information session on the NSF CAREER program on Thursday, January 26 at 1:30 pm. This information session will be held virtually and a recording will be made available to all who register to attend.

Wednesday, January 31, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Register Here

NSF CAREER Webinars and Workshops

The 2024 UTSA NSF Career Hub+ Workshop Schedule coming soon!

Pre-Award Administration

The Office of Sponsored Projects reviews authorizes, and submits all NSF CAREER proposals. In addition to conducting detailed reviews of each proposal, College Research Administrators can assist with budget development,, and Cayuse routing. Administrators request that all CAREER applicants follow the 15/5 Rule to ensure quality proposals are submitted on time. Please notify the College Research Administrator staff that you plan to apply by submitting a Notice of Intent form.

National Science Foundation Resources  


Marissa Mexquitic

Research Program Coordinator

Faculty Research Development