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The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program and the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) provide opportunities for relatively junior investigators to receive support for the decelopment of their research and education activities.

The Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education (POWRE), a flexible program with choice of activities designed to provide academic and professional opportunities for women in science and engineering.

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program provides supplements to Principal investigators so that they can add an undergraduate student to their team.

The Small Grants for Exploratory Research Program includes an expedited review process designed to provide a rapid decision to the Principal Investigator.  The circumstances under which it can be used are narrow. Note:  This link will take you to the Grant Proposal Guide.

The Grants Opportunities for Academic Liasons with Industry (GOALI) Program is designed to foster collaborations between academic groups of professors, students, and representatives from industry.

The Small Business Innovation Research Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program are each designed to create opportunities for research to occur in small businesses, aided where appropriate, by academic collaborators.

The Major Research Equipment Awards allow institutions to purchase equipment that is more expensive than that typically available on an Individual Investigator Award.

The Engineering Research Centers and the Science and Technology Centers are large, multi-investigator, multi-year awards with substantial industry and education components in addition to a research component.

The Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Program supports multi-disciplinary training groups.  These might include graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-doctoral students as well.

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to increase the research and development competitiveness of applicants from states which have historically received lesser amounts of federal funding.

The Combined Research and Curriculum Development Program emphasizes the need to incorporate exciting research advances in important technology areas into the upper level undergraduate and graduate engineering curricula.

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