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Research Corporation for Science Advancement Early Career Funding Opportunities


Cottrell Scholars

  • Deadline
    • Pre-proposal - May 1, 2017
    • Invitations for Full Proposals Sent - May 15, 2017
    • Proposal Deadline - July 19, 2017
  • Who is eligible?
    • Eligible applicants are tenure-track faculty members whose primary appointment is in a department of astronomy, chemistry or physics that offers, the minimum, a bachelor’s degree.
    • For the 2017 proposal cycle, eligibility is limited to faculty members who started their first tenure-track appointment anytime in calendar year 2014.
  • What is the budget and duration?
    • $100,000 for 3 years
    • Funds from an award may be used to support both the educational and research projects of the Cottrell Scholar and to cover travel expenses related to attendance at two annual Cottrell Scholar conferences.
  • Additional Notes
    • There is no provision for indirect costs or overhead, academic-year faculty salaries, tuition, or for routine institutional services.
    • The ability of applicants to mount a strong and innovative research program and achieve excellence in education and their potential leadership skills are key criteria in the selection of the awards.