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Postdoctoral Opportunities at the UA

The best way to explore postdoctoral opportunities at the University of Arizona is to search for faculty who work in your area of interest and contact them directly.

Enter "Postdoctoral Research Associate" to search the UA Human Resources Career Track website for current listings.

University of Arizona Funding Support Services

  • The University of Arizona Research Development Services (RDS) provides a weekly email announcement compiling recently released and upcoming funding opportunities from multiple funding sources including federal, international, and foundation funders.

  • The Early Investigators Opportunities page is updated by UA RDS and provides examples of funding opportunities available specifically to early career investigators. 

Recent Funding Announcements

At the University of Arizona

  • UA BIO5 Postdoctoral Fellowship: The BIO5 Postdoctoral Fellowship is a newly established (FY19) internal funding mechanism and recognition for outstanding postdoctoral researchers at the University of Arizona who are engaging in multi-disciplinary research projects aligned with the foci of the BIO5 Institute. 

Beyond the University of Arizona

  • Science Education Postdoctoral Training Program. The program consists of up to four years of formal postdoctoral training in a program directed by an award-winning educator and exposure to the biotechnology industry's most successful and innovative scientists.

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Career Transition Fellowships. The Career Transition Fellowship targets current postdoctoral trainees who demonstrate both commitment and exceptional potential to conduct MS-related research. The award provides approximately $550,000 over five years to support a two-year period of advanced postdoctoral training in MS research and the first three years of research support in a new faculty appointment. Deadline: preliminary applications May 8; full applications August 21, 2019.

  • 2019-2020 Udall Center Fellows Program. This year, the Udall Center Fellows Program is offering specialized tracks to propel your public policy research forward! There are now tracks dedicated to public policy inquiry in the following research areas: BIO5 Translational Biosciences; Science Diplomacy; Social and Behavioral SciencesOther Policy-related Research. As a Udall Center Fellow, individuals will have access to resources, opportunities, and assistance from the Udall Center during a semester off from teaching to focus on research, as well as the support and guidance of the Research Development Team in Research, Discovery and Innovation (RDI) to develop and submit proposals for external funding. Deadline: April 19, 2019.

  • Specialized Training Program in the Demography and Economics of Aging at the University of Chicago’s Center for Health and Social Sciences (CHeSS). The Specialized Training Program in the Demography and Economics of Aging at the University of Chicago, funded by the National Institute of Aging (T32 AG000243), is a fellowship for postdoctoral scholars interested in the demography and economics of aging that trains participants through the development of basic and applied research methods; policy-making; and analysis. The goal of these fellowships is to train recent doctoral recipients interested in the demographic and economic analysis of aging by developing basic methodological tools, applied research techniques, policy-making and analysis skills, and professional development. Rolling deadline.

  • United Nations University Institute of Advanced Study of Sustainability. UNU offers PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships to provide young scholars and policymakers, especially from the developing world, with a multidisciplinary context within which to pursue advanced research and training that are of professional interest to the successful applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of their selected UNU-IAS or UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) programme. Deadline: March 15, 2019.

  • De Duve Institute Post-Doctoral Program in Belgium. The Institute awards 1-year fellowships, which are renewable once, to young foreign scientists, who in principle have not obtained their PhD degree at a Belgian University, and who wish to carry out their post-doctoral research within one of our research groups. Candidates must hold a PhD or MD degree to be eligible, and be in a situation of international mobility, i.e. they should in principle not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Belgium for more than 12 months in the 3-year period before submission of their application for a de Duve Institute fellowship. Deadline: March 15 and September 15, 2019.

  • American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows. CLS invites applications for the eighth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Deadline: March 13, 2019.

  • Discovery Award. The Discovery Award supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory in the topic area(s) of interest. Postdoctoral or clinical fellow and above are eligible. Pre-Application Deadline: March 28, 2019; 5:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).

  • Research Development and Grant Writing. Research Development Services provides institutional access to the Research Development and Grant Writing News by Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC (ARFS). The newsletter is released monthly and the subscription is institutional. The UA research community may access the December newsletter with a free UA Box account (NetID login).

  • National Academies Research Associateship Program. Find participating agencies here. The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government. Four Deadlines Per Year: February, May, August, November

  • Science Policy Fellowship. This is a one-year fellowship available to either current graduate students or holders of eligible advanced degrees. It is not intended to provide supplemental research training like a traditional post-doctoral fellowship, it’s intended to provide hands-on work experience not typically gained through graduate studies. The emphasis is on building accomplishments for a resume rather than adding publications to a CV. Application Deadline: March 6, 2019.

  • AAAS Science and Policy, the deadline is early November which is open to PhD degree holders, including postdocs. AAAS Fellows bring valuable expertise to government and join an influential network of 3,000+ STPF alumni fellows. AAAS Fellows learn first-hand about federal policymaking while using their knowledge and skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. The program offers unique and exciting yearlong placements in all three branches of federal government in Washington, DC. There is also a summer fellowship that undergrads, grad students and postdocs can do that employs them at media outlets. Learn more here about AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering FellowshipAAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF), and Applications

  • Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science are excited to announce a joint Postdoctoral Research Associate in Communicating Science position, with an emphasis on climate change and resilience in coastal communities. The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research as well as design, test, and deliver training in the Virginia and mid‐Atlantic regions. Located in the VASG office at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, VA, the Postdoctoral Associate will collaborate closely with the Alda Center. The position is a two‐year term, renewable for up to three years, at a salary of $50,000. Online at https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/33732 by December 17, 2018.

  • CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program aims at furthering career development and supporting laboratory research for promising young scientists working under the mentorship of leading immunologists. CRI accepts applications from qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in fundamental immunology or tumor immunology. Deadline: April 1, 2019.

  • MD Anderson Cancer Center's CPRIT TRIUMPH Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity, Deadline December 31, 2018, Learn More Here

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of December 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and current trainees and program alumni profiles are found at www.mdanderson.org/CPRITTRIUMPH. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.org.

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities - Searchable Databases

Many searchable databases contain information about postdoctoral positions as well as grant and fellowships to help fund your research. 

  • Pivot - (formerly Community of Science) A source of public and private funding opportunities as related to research, collaborative activities, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, postdoctoral positions, equipment acquisition, operating and capital expenses, and more. Geographical coverage is worldwide.  Pivot contains approximately 1800 postdoctoral award or young investigator opportunities. Alerts can be created to notify users of specific opportunities that match their criteria.

  • Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support Database at UCLA (GRAPES) - Searchable database for graduate and postdoctoral opportunities with over 250 postdoctoral listings.

  • Grant Forward - Searchable research and fellowship database with some 1,500 postdoctoral funding opportunities. You may register with your email.arizona.edu account, and sign up for Alert notifications in your designated field.

  • Pathways to Science Postdoctoral Positions - Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources.

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities – Fellowships and Grants

NSF: National Science Foundation and STEM-Related Opportunities

Many programs and directorates within the National Science Foundation offer postdoctoral fellowships. For a general list click here

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships (AAPF
  • Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (AGS-PRF
  • Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)
  • Earth Institute Columbia University (http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/55)
  • Earth Science Data Systems, Raskin Scholarship
  • Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSFRF
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (NSF-PRFB
  • Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF
  • The Peking University (PKU) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis International (IIASA): (Link Here)

NIH: National Institute of Health

  • NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (NIH-F32)
  • International Research Fellowships (for qualified non-immigrant foreign scientists) (NIH-F05
  • Pathway to Independence Award (NIH-K99/R00)

Technology and STEM Opportunities

  • Curated GitHub Site (Updated Feb 2018) Example Organizations: Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, AAUW, Academy of Finland, Allen Institute Seattle, American Australian Association, American Australian Association, Australian Government, Australian Research Council, Austrian Science Fund, BBSRC, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canon Foundation,  Humboldt Foundation, Humboldt Foundation, Humboldt Foundation, Humboldt Foundation, Humboldt Foundation, Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM, Institute Pasteur Paris, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, La Caixa, Leibniz-DAAD, Leverhulme Trust UK, Life Sciences Research Foundation, Marie Sk_odowska-Curie Actions, Medical Research Council, National Academies, National Post Doctoral Fellowship, NC3Rs, NIH, NIH, NSERC, NSF, Oxford University, Pew Trust, Royal Society, Royal Society, Rubicon program for Dutch researchers, Schlumberger Foundation, Science and Industry Endowment Fund, Science without Borders, Smithsonian Institute, Society in Science Foundation, Swiss National Research Foundation, Swiss National Research Foundation, Swiss National Research Foundation,The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, UC MEXUS, UMASS Amherst, Univ British Columbia, Universite Catholique Louvain, University of Arizona, University of California, University of Cambridge, University of Curtin, University of Curtin, University of Curtin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Leeds, University of Technology Sidney, University of Victoria, University of Victoria, Wellcome-DBT INDIA ALLIANCE, Wellcome-DBT INDIA ALLIANCE, Wellcome-DBT INDIA ALLIANCE, World Academy of Science, Yale University

Other Government Agencies

  • Department of Energy EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards (DOE-EERE)(Grad and Postdoc)
  •  NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

  • Army Research Lab (ARL) Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships  provide recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research while working alongside some of the nation's best scientists and engineers. Applicants must display extraordinary ability in scientific research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders. Successful candidates will have already tackled a major scientific or engineering problem or will have provided a new approach or insight, evidenced by a recognized impact in their field. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Database which includes opportunities with the following organizations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Navy

  • CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program seeks applicants who will work under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer; they will be matched with CDC host programs in Atlanta, Georgia to work on program evaluation activities for/with those programs. Deadline: April 8, 2019.

Humanities & Social Sciences

Foundations

Many foundations and associations offer postdoctoral funding. Some examples are listed below, but this list below is by no means comprehensive. Please use the searchable databases listed above to find more opportunities.

Postdoctoral Funding for Women

  • American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships (AAUW)
    • The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education.
  • L’oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowship Program (L'OREAL)
    •  A national award that honors the important contributions women make in scientific fields

International Postdoctoral Opportunities

  • Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
    • The Council of American Overseas Research Centers offers research fellowships to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, and independent scholars all year round.
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD
    • Are you interested in conducting research in Germany or pursuing a research career in Germany? Here you will find lots of information about where you can conduct research and work in Germany, as well as the various opportunities science and research can offer in Germany.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Pathway to University Positions in Japan
    • The purpose of this program is to promote the employment of overseas researchers in full-time position at Japanese universities and research institutions. It offers the institutions a funded means of inviting postdoctoral researchers from other countries to do pre-employment research in their institutions.

    Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for Postdocs

    >> Contact Dale Lafleur, at UA Global Initiatives for more UA Specific Information dlafleur@email.arizona.edu

    The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers 15 postdoctoral awards, as well as nearly 300 awards that are open to a range of scholar profiles, including early career scholars. These awards are open to American citizens who have recently completed their doctoral degree – typically within the five previous years. To learn more, visit https://www.cies.org/program/postdoc.

    The Fulbright Scholar Program is eager to engage postdoctoral fellows through new opportunities in a range of countries and fields.  Postdoctoral grants are available in all fields of study, from STEM, to the arts, humanities and social sciences, and they target U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years. Highlights include:

    • Israel Postdoctoral Fellowship: For up to 20 months, fellows will conduct research in any field at an accredited institution of higher education in Israel. The United States-Israel Educational Foundation provides a stipend of up to $70,000 ($35,000 per academic year for two years).
    • France Fulbright-EHESS Post-Doctoral Award in Social Sciences:  Fellows will conduct research for 9-12 months at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France. Applications are sought in all disciplines.
    • Mexico Postdoctoral Scholar Award: Postdoctoral fellows will undertake original research, publish research findings, develop and expand personal research networks and prepare for research-intensive careers within and beyond academia. All disciplines will be considered with the exception of medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry.

    Overview: The Fulbright Scholar Program presents excellent opportunities for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields, all while serving as cultural ambassadors and meeting the public diplomacy intent of the Fulbright Program – to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  To learn more, visit the Fulbright postdoctoral fellowships webpageCatalog of Awards or contact scholars@iie.org

    Eligibility: Review detailed application guidelines and review criteria. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Start an application today! Please contact Fulbright with any questions. Their staff is happy to answer any questions regarding any of the opportunities listed above or the Fulbright Scholar Program in general.

     

    If you know of an opportunity that you would like to share with the UA community, please email postdoc@email.arizona.edu

    Funding Opportunities for Postdoctoral Scholars

    Reproduced from Harvard Funding Opportunities

    Below is a listing of notable funding opportunities available to postdoctoral scholars.

    Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Participation Program unrestricted; Rolling

    A molecular microbiology postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Animal Disease Center (NADC), Virus and Prion Research Unit (VPRU) in Ames, Iowa. The selected applicant will conduct basic and applied research on swine bacterial pathogens.

    Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers unrestricted; Rolling

    A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation online at any time.

    American Association of University Women (AAUW): Fellowships varies by fellowship November (American); December (International)

    The American Postdoctoral Fellowship (U.S. citizenship required) supports women in higher education; International Fellowships (citizenship unrestricted) are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women in graduate and postgraduate studies. 

    American Cancer Society: Postdoctoral Fellowships U.S. citizenship or permanent residency October; April.

    This award is to support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research).

    Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral FellowshipU.S. citizenship or permanent residency; September

    This invited program supports post-PhD postdoctoral scholars who have the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, and to assist in their transition from "mentored yet independent" postdoctoral projects to an independent, tenure-track position. 

    Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships unrestricted; September 18, 2019.

    The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to Canada's economic, social and research based growth. The program funds the following areas of research: health, natural sciences and/or engineering, and social sciences and/or humanities.

    Beckman Institute: Postdoctoral Fellows Program U.S. citizenship or eligibility for J-1 visa sponsorship; November

    The program supports recent PhDs or students in their final year of doctoral study in the following fields: behavioral and biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, or physics. The fellowship appointment lasts for up to three years and provides an annual stipend of $54,000, plus benefits and a research budget.

    Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: NARSAD Young Investigator Grants unrestricted; February

    These grants enable young investigators conducting neurobiological research to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to serious brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders or child and adolescent mental illnesses.

    Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists U.S. or Canadian citizens, permanent or temporary residents; October

    This award supports physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible.

    Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards at the Scientific Interface U.S. or Canadian citizens, permanent or temporary resident. Pre-proposal: September; Full Proposal: January

    These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/ mathematical/ computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.

    Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Postdoctoral Enrichment ProgramU.S. or Canadian citizenship; January

    The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. 

    Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award unrestricted; foreign nationals may apply to do their research only in the U.S.; March; August

    The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.

    EMBO Long-Term Fellowships unrestricted; February, August

    EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process. Applications to go to the country in which the PhD was obtained will not be considered.

    Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Grants U.S. citizenship required; Various announced February

    Postdoctoral/early career grants are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences. These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields.

    Graduate Women in Science: National Fellowship Program unrestricted; January

    This program offers fellowships to help increase knowledge in the fundamental sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women. 

    Health Resources in Action: Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral (Clinical) Research Fellowship Program unrestricted; February

    The Charles A. King Trust was created to “support and promote the investigation of human disease and the alleviation of human suffering through improved treatment.” In keeping with these principles, the King Trust today supports postdoctoral fellows in the basic sciences and clinical and health services research.

    HHMI: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program unrestricted citizenship; must hold appointment at lab in U.S.; February

    Seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Fellows will receive funding for their postdoctoral training and, if eligible, in their early career years as independent faculty. The program includes opportunities for career development, including mentoring and active involvement in the HHMI scientific community.

    Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie: Individual Fellowships-Global Fellowships unrestricted; September

    Support is foreseen for individual, trans-national fellowships awarded to the best or most promising researchers of any nationality, for employment in EU Member States or Associated Countries. It is based on an application made jointly by the researcher and the beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sectors.

    Human Frontier Science Program: Postdoctoral Fellowships unrestricted; August

    Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline, who will broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work. Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences), who have had limited exposure to biology during their previous training.

    James S. McDonnell Foundation: Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems unrestricted; June

    This Postdoctoral Fellowship supports PhD students within 18 months of anticipated completion of graduate training. It provides $200,000 expended in no less than 2 and no more than 3 years. Proposals furthering the science of complex systems and/or proposals intending to apply complex system tools and models to problems where such approaches are not yet considered usual or mainstream are appropriate.

    Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research unrestricted; foreign nationals must hold a position in the U.S. and U.S. citizens may hold a position in either the U.S. or a foreign country; February

    The JCC Fund works for the furtherance of research into the causes, origin, and treatment of cancer. Applicants in general should not have more than one year of postdoctoral experience and MDs should not have received their degree more than three years from the date the application is due. Applicants must hold either the MD degree or the PhD degree in the field in which they propose to study or furnish evidence of equivalent training and experience.

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) unrestricted; September, April (Standard); October, January, April, June (Short Term)

    To promote international scientific cooperation, the JSPS encourages highly qualified researchers from around the world to come to and conduct joint research activities with colleagues at Japanese universities and research institutes. JSPS offers five postdoctoral fellowship programs, each with different eligibility requirements.

    L'Oreal Women in Science Fellowship U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; February

    The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.

    Life Sciences Research Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships non-U.S. citizens must work in a U.S. laboratory; October

    The Foundation supports fellows in the life sciences. Individuals who have held a PhD or MD degree for more than 5 years at the time of application are not eligible for an LSRF fellowship.

    National Institutes of Health: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; December, April, August

    The purpose of this award is to support promising applicants during their mentored postdoctoral training under the guidance of outstanding faculty sponsors. 

    National Cancer Institute (NCI) Communications Fellowship US Citizen or US permanent resident; February.

    The NCI Communications Fellowship (NCF), formerly known as the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP), gives highly-qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital communications projects across the National Cancer Institute (NCI). NCF Fellows are offered one-year fellowships in various communications and science-focused offices at NCI and a robust career development series.

    National Science Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships citizenship requirements vary by program.

    Programs provide either direct (i.e., from NSF) or indirect (i.e., from an awardee institution) funding for students at the postdoctoral level or identify programs that focus on educational developments such as curricula development, training or retention.

    National Science Foundation: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology U.S. citizenship required; November

    The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology.

    National Science Foundation: SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships U.S. citizenship required; October

    The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow's career through supporting his or her research and training goals.

    NIH Pathways to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00) unrestricted; October, February, June

    This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.

    Schlumberger Foundation: Faculty of the Future unrestricted; November

    This program supports outstanding women from developing countries in their pursuit of advanced graduate studies in engineering, science, and technology at leading universities worldwide.

    Simons Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships The Simons Foundation supports scholars working to advance research in basic science and mathematics. Please visit the Foundation’s website for information on the latest Fellowship competition and focus area.

    Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowships unrestricted; July (LOI); November (full proposal)

    PDF Grants seek to attract and support promising scientists embarking on careers dedicated to breast cancer research and who have no more than 3 years post-completion of their most recent clinical fellowship, 5 years post-completion of their most recent residency (for physicians), or 5 years post-completion of their most recent Ph.D.

    The Company of Biologists: Traveling Fellowships unrestricted; February, May, August, November

    The Company of Biologists' journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science, The Journal of Experimental Biology, and Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) – offer fellowships of up to £2,500 or currency equivalent to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. These are designed to offset the cost of travel and other expenses.

    The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Foreign citizens are eligible if they intend to work in a laboratory within the United States; June

    The Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences. Eligible candidates may have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application.

    Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine Must be a national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country (see website); April

    This fellowship provides researchers from low- and middle-income countries - who are at an early stage in the establishment of their research careers - with opportunities for research experience and high-quality research training in public health and tropical medicine. Research projects should be aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either human or animal) of relevance to local, national or global health.

    The UNESCO Fellowships Programmes Varies by program Varies by programFellowships are specially tailored training which are designed to give qualified persons practicing or intending to practice a profession in the field of the UNESCO programme priorities an opportunity to receive additional and practical training, thus contributing to the advancement and circulation of knowledge and skill promoting development and international understanding.

    The Wenner-Gren Foundation: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants unrestricted; November, May

    Grants support research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield.

    The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; November

    The program supports scholars devoted to academic research at both the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at either Penn or CHOP. Candidates from the STEM fields are encouraged. Successful candidates will receive mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

    Travel Awards for FASEB Summer Research Conferences U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; at least 3 weeks prior to the selected conference.

    There are approximately forty FASEB conferences which meet for five days during the summer period (June-August) on topics in biomedical research. Travel Award applicants must be full-time underrepresented academic non-tenured junior faculty/research scientists, postdoctoral fellows or advanced graduate students who reside within the U.S. or U.S. territories.

    Future Faculty Career Exploration Program deadline: May 15, 2019

    The Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP) is the cornerstone of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) recruitment strategy and critical to the success of RIT’s diversity goals. This program increases the diversity among faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This program brings brilliant scholars who are nearing the end of their doctoral or MFA studies, as well as post-docs and junior faculty, to experience RIT as a prospective faculty member.

    UNCF Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; TBD

    Fellowships are intended to provide support to African American post-graduate students to obtain postdoctoral training and to prepare for a career in biomedical research.