Research Fellowships & Awards

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Current Opportunities

The following postdoctoral funding opportunities are open to all postdocs regardless of U.S. citizenship. Please check the specific eligibility details for each opportunity. This list is updated once a semester.


Rolling Deadlines

Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship

Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Arts & Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellows-Early Career Researchers

Austrian Programme for Advanced Research and Technology (APART) Postdoctoral Fellowships

Austrian Science Fund Erwin Schrodinger Fellowship

European Molecular Biological Organization Fellowships (Long-Term)

European Molecular Biology Organization Fellowships (Short-Term)

German Research Foundation Research Fellowship

Hope for Vision New Investigator Award

Institute for Mexico and the United States Small Grants: Support for UC Student and Postdoctoral Activities (First Monday of each Month)

National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Awards

Research Council of Norway Independent Basic Research Projects (Health Sciences)

Research Council of Norway Independent Basic Research Projects (Humanities)

Research Council of Norway Program for Space Research

Solving Kids' Cancer Therapeutic Development Initiative: Funding for High-Impact Pediatric Cancer Research

Union for International Cancer Control Technical Fellowships


August 2018

A-T Children's Project Post Doctoral Fellowship Award

American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases

Association for Academic Surgery Global Surgery Research Fellowship Award

Association for Academic Surgery Trainee Research Fellowship Award

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award

European Molecular Biology Organization Longterm Fellowships

Fulbright Scholar Program Postdoctoral and Early Career Awards

Human Frontier Science Program Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship

Human Frontier Science Program Long-Term Fellowships

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Career Development Program

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellowships

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Research Training Grant

Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc Mobility Fellowship


September 2018

American Psychological Foundation Bruce and Jane Walsh Grant in Memory of John Holland

American Psychological Foundation Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants

American Psychological Foundation Steven O. Walfish Grants

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

Experimental Psychology Society Grants for Study Visits

Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie: Individual Fellowships

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Career Development Program

Lymphoma Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants

Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

National Science Foundation Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellowships

PEW Charitable Trusts Latin American Fellow

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Smith Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research

Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Award

Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation Individual Research Grant

October 2018

American Association of Anatomists Postdoctoral Fellowship

American Psychological Foundation Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant

BrightFocus Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (Aging)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

E Gruss Lipper Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Genesis Oncology Trust John Gavin Postdoctoral Fellowship

International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia IRP Postdoctoral Fellowship

Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Morton Cure Paralysis Fund Research Grants

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinical Research Training Scholarships

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

Neurological Foundation of New Zealand Postdoctoral Fellowship


November 2018

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Innovation Grants

American Psychological Foundation National Register Internship Partnership Fund

American Psychological Foundation Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology

American Society for Mass Spectrometry Postdoctoral Career Development Awards

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Research Grants

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Research Fellowship Award

Department of Defense Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program Career Development Award

International Council for Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation Grant for Infrastructure/Registry Research

Tourette Association of America Research Grant and Fellowship Program 

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Post PhD Research Grants


December 2018

American Association of University Women International Fellowships 

American Gastroenterological Association Medicine Research Scholar Award in Pediatric Genomics

American Gastroenterological Association Pharmaceuticals Research Scholar Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

American Gastroenterological Association Research Scholar Award

American Mathematical Society Centennial Fellowships

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Physician-Scientists Training Award

Experimental Psychology Society Grants for Study Visits

Grass Foundation Fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory

Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (Theology)

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