Next Generation Grants


The Next Generation grant program is designed for postdoctoral fellows at SD CFAR member institutions, including those supported by T32, D43, and R25 awards. Applicants must be pursuing Career Development awards (CDA). The $10,000 (maximum) grants allow fellows to collect critical data in support of their CDA applications.


To support specific proposals for projects that will generate data to strengthen planned Career Development Award (CDA) applications. Applicants must include a planned date of submission of CDA, and the planned CDA mentor must provide a letter of support within the application.


No salary support, no travel and no conference costs are allowed. Also, the proposed project cannot support training already provided by the T32, D43, R25, or other training program or award. Any research done in human or animal subjects requires appropriate regulatory approval. Only domestic applications are considered.

Maximum Award

$10,000 direct costs

Letter of Support

Required from your CDA mentor.

Apply now!

Don't delay! Applications are accepted until the annual budget for these awards has been allocated. At that point, awards will be suspended until the new SD CFAR fiscal year.

Notification Date

Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals a few weeks after submission.

Funding Period

One year from award date

Email your completed application and your CDA mentor's letter of support to

Application File

Download the application form . Please convert and submit the application as a PDF file.

Questions? Please email

At a Glance