Find Funding

Listed here are resources to help postdocs find funding sources both within and outside the UArizona. Resources related to grant writing are in the next section (Grant Application Resources).

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AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

November 1

ABF/AccessLex Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Legal & Higher Education TBD
ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program TBD
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Fellows Ongoing
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

American: November 1

International: November 15

Selected Professions Fellowships: December 1

American Cancer Society: Postdoctoral Fellowships October 15
American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows No competition in 2021
American Council of Learned Societies Leading Edge Fellows November 5
American Institute of Indian Studies – Senior Research Fellowships November 15 2021
APS Postdoctoral Fellowship TBD
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship September 3, 2021
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships September 22, 2021
Beckman Institute: Postdoctoral Fellows Program TBD
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: NARSAD Young Investigator Grants TBD
Burroughs Welcome Fund: Career Awards at the Scientific Interface September 1, 2021
Burroughs Welcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists October 1, 2021
Burroughs Welcome Fund: Postdoctoral Enrichment Program TBD
Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowships TBD
CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program April 1, October 1 
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award August 15, 2021; March 15, 2022
Dartmouth Postdoctoral Fellows September 13, 2021
De Duve Institute Post-Doctoral Program in Belgium March 15, September 15
Environmental Fellows Program  January 2022
Future Faculty Career Exploration Program TBD
Foundation for Women's Wellness February 2022
Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) Pre and Post-Doctoral Fellowship November 1, 2022
Graduate Women in Science: National Fellowship Program January 2022
Health Resources in Action: Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral (Clinical) Research Fellowship Program TBD
Harvard University An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies TBD
HHMI: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program December 1, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship October 15, 2021
Human Frontier Science Program: Postdoctoral Fellowships TBD
IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships April 29, 2022
Innovative Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (IPERF) Ongoing
Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programs Deadlines vary by opportunity
James S. McDonnell Foundation: Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems TBD
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research February 1, 2022
Life Sciences Research Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships TBD
L'Oreal Women in Science Fellowship Fall 2021
NASA Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science TBD
National Academies Research Associateship Program February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Communications Fellowship Fall 2022
National Geographic Deadlines vary by opportunity
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Career Transition Fellowships TBD
National Science Foundation: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology December 6, 2021
National Science Foundation: SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships November 1
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Deadlines vary by opportunity
NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award (F99/K00) December 15, 2021; April 15, 2022; December 15, 2022; April 14, 2023; December 15, 2023
NIH Director’s Emergency Early Independence Awards TBD

ORISE postdoctoral fellowships and research opportunities

Deadlines vary by opportunity
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Water, Energy, and the Environment at HBKU TBD
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) TBD
Schlumberger Foundation: Faculty of the Future November 5th, 2021

Regeneron Postdoctoral Training Program

October 1, 2021 – December 1, 2021
Science Policy Fellowship TBD
Sloan Research Fellowships TBD
Stanford Science Fellows Postdoctoral Training Program October 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. (EDT)
Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowships Varies (see website)
The CHEST Foundation January 2022
The Company of Biologists: Traveling Fellowships October 18, 2021; February 21, May 30, August 15, and October 21, 2022
The Mistletoe Research Fellowship TBD
The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program November 15th
The Wenner-Gren Foundation: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants May 1, November 1
Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Varies (see website)

TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Training Program TBD
University of Michigan President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program ctober 18, 2021
Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship TBD
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Postdoctoral Program October 15, 2021
Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program 
 

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 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. 

  • Benchspace Postdoctoral positions -  Find research and job opportunities to join great labs, and work at world-class research institutions are out there.

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)

Other Government Agencies

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.

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships: Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global StewardshipAAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (FORD): Funding from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Trialect Inc (Link here): Opportunities For Health Professionals 
  • Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program (IC)
    • Funded primarily by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Government Laboratories
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Grants (NARSAD
    • For postdocs working on any psychiatric illnesses
  • Guggenheim Foundation Research Grant (GUGGENHEIM)
    • Natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. 
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship (NAEd/Spencer):
    • Supports up to 30 early career scholars working in critical areas of education research.

Contact Emily Kotay, Fulbright Scholar Liaison in Research Development Services in RII for more specific information at emkotay@arizona.edu.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers early career and postdoctoral awards to American citizens who have recently completed their doctoral degree – typically within five previous years. To learn more, visit https://cies.org/us-scholar-awards.

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

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 UArizona community, please email postdoc@email.arizona.edu