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Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities at the UA

Postdoctoral Job 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.

Funding Opportunities in Alphabetical Order

The asterisk (*) identifies funding opportunities shared in the Fall 2019 semester.

sponsor DEadline
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships November 2020 (exact day TBA)
* ABF/AccessLex Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Legal & Higher Education TBA
* ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program TBA
* Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice October 2020 (exact day TBA)
Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowships Ongoing
American Association of University Women Fellowships November 1, December 1
American Cancer Society: Postdoctoral Fellowships April 1, October 15
American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows March  28, 2020
American Institute of Indian Studies – Senior Research Fellowships July 2020 (exact day TBA)
* APS Postdoctoral Fellowship April 15, 2020
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship September 2020 (exact day TBA)
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships September 2020 (exact day TBA)
Beckman Institute: Postdoctoral Fellows Program November 2020 (exact day TBA)
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: NARSAD Young Investigator Grants March 18, 2020
Burroughs Welcome Fund: Career Awards at the Scientific Interface November 20 (exact day TBA)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists October 2020 (exact day TBA)
Burroughs Welcome Fund: Postdoctoral Enrichment Program January 15, 2020
* CAZMEX Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments December 6, 2019
* CDC HIV Prevention in Communities of Color Postdoctoral Fellowship Program October 2020 (exact day TBA)
CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program April 2020 (exact day TBA)
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award March 16, 2020
Dartmouth Postdoctoral Fellows September 2020 (exact date TBA)
De Duve Institute Post-Doctoral Program in Belgium March 15, September 15
* Environmental Fellows Program  January 10, 2020
* ETS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program April 15, 2020
* FDA Analysis of Food Additives, Contaminants and Food Packaging November (exact day TBA)
Future Faculty Career Exploration Program May 2020 (exact date TBA)
Foundation for Women's Wellness April 6, 2020
* Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) Pre and Post-Doctoral Fellowship November (exact day TBA)
Graduate Women in Science: National Fellowship Program January 2020 (exact date TBA)
Health Resources in Action: Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral (Clinical) Research Fellowship Program March 2020 (exact date TBA)
Harvard University An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies January 15, 2020
HHMI: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program January 8, 2020
Human Frontier Science Program: Postdoctoral Fellowships August 2020 (exact date TBA)
IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships April 30, 2020
Innovative Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (IPERF) TBA
Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program February 28, 2020
James S. McDonnell Foundation: Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems June 2020 (exact date TBA)
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research February 1, 2020
Life Sciences Research Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships October 2020 (exact date TBA)
L'Oreal Women in Science Fellowship February 2020 (exact date TBA)
* MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity February 12, 2020
NASA Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science March 29, 2021
National Academies Research Associateship Program February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Communications Fellowship February 2021 (exact date TBA)
National Geographic Varies (see website)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Career Transition Fellowships August 2020 (exact date TBA)
National Science Foundation: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology November 2020 (exact day TBA)
National Science Foundation: SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships November 2020 (exact day TBA)
* National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program November 2020 (exact day TBA)
* NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award (F99/K00) December 13, 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Water, Energy, and the Environment at HBKU TBA
Schlumberger Foundation: Faculty of the Future November 2020 (exact day TBA)
Science Education Postdoctoral Training Program December 2020 (exact day TBA)
Science Policy Fellowship March 5, 2020
* Stanford Science Fellows Postdoctoral Training Program November (exact day TBA)
Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowships Varies (see website)
The CHEST Foundation April 6, 2020
The Company of Biologists: Traveling Fellowships November 2020 (exact day TBA)
The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program November 2020 (exact day TBA)
The Wenner-Gren Foundation: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants May 1, November 1
Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine July 2020 (exact date TBA)
TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Training Program September 2020 (exact date TBA)
* University of Michigan President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program November 2020 (exact day TBA)
Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship June 2020 (exact date TBA)
Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars Program March 30, 2020

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, and more. 

  • 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 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. 

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 (
  • 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)

Other Government Agencies

Humanities & Social Sciences


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.


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

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

The Fulbright Scholar Program is eager to engage postdoctoral fellows through new opportunities in a range of countries and fields. 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

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.

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