Corporate & Foundation Relations

Funding early careers

The focus of foundations’ early-career awards differs from federal funding opportunities. These awards:

  • Invest in a scientist or scholar
  • Help launch careers
  • Focus on the longer view, not just the current project
  • Tend to be more open to creative approaches, risk-taking, new questions or directions
  • Target emerging leaders, promise, impact

Here are some awards that specifically fund early careers:

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