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Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities at the UA

INTERNAL FUNding Deadline
Postdoctoral Research Development Grants March 2020 (exact day TBA)
UA BIO5 Postdoctoral Fellowship September 16, 2019
University of Arizona Foundation Small Grants TBA

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.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowships
American Association of University Women Fellowships
American Cancer Society: Postdoctoral Fellowships
American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows
American Institute of Indian Studies – Senior Research Fellowships
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
Beckman Institute: Postdoctoral Fellows Program
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: NARSAD Young Investigator Grants
Burroughs Welcome Fund: Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists
Burroughs Welcome Fund: Postdoctoral Enrichment Program
CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
* CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowship 
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award
Dartmouth Postdoctoral Fellows
De Duve Institute Post-Doctoral Program in Belgium
* Environmental Fellows Program 
* FDA Analysis of Food Additives, Contaminants and Food Packaging
Future Faculty Career Exploration Program
* Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) Pre and Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Graduate Women in Science: National Fellowship Program
Health Resources in Action: Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral (Clinical) Research Fellowship Program
HHMI: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie: Individual Fellowships-Global Fellowships
Human Frontier Science Program: Postdoctoral Fellowships
Innovative Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (IPERF)
James S. McDonnell Foundation: Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
Life Sciences Research Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships
L'Oreal Women in Science Fellowship
* MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity
National Academies Research Associateship Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Communications Fellowship
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Career Transition Fellowships
National Science Foundation: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
National Science Foundation: SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
* National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
NIH Pathways to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)
OSU Fall Postdoctoral Recruitment Event
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Water, Energy, and the Environment at HBKU
Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Molecular Microbiology
Schlumberger Foundation: Faculty of the Future
Science Education Postdoctoral Training Program
Science Policy Fellowship
* Stanford Science Fellows Postdoctoral Training Program
Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Company of Biologists: Traveling Fellowships
The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program
The Wenner-Gren Foundation: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants
Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Training Program
United Nations University Institute of Advanced Study of Sustainability
* University of Michigan President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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.

    If you know of an opportunity that you would like to share with the UA community, please email