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

March 2018

Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship

Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity

Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award for Learning Disabilities

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award for Junior Faculty and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award for Attention Disorders

American Association of Immunologists Fellowship Program

American Psychological Association Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants

Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Fellowship Grant

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grants

Center for the Humanities Borghesi-Mellon Workshop

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Sohn Pediatric Fellowship Award

Experimental Psychology Society Grants for Study Visits

Gruber Foundation Fellowship Program

Hope Foundation Coltman Fellowship Program

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation Basil O'Connor Start Scholar Research Award

Melanoma Research Foundation Career Development Award

Morris Animal Foundation Small Companion Animals Fellowship Training

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship: Prose

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research Rubicon

Rubicon Early Career and Emerging in Field

Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Early Career Pilot Study Award

Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc Mobility Fellowship

Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Award

UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

April 2018

American Australian Association Fellowship

American Cancer Society Clinician Scientist Development Grant

American Diabetes Association Innovative Clinical or Translational Science Research Award

American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Development Award

American Diabetes Association Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship

American Diabetes Association Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Award

American Federation for Aging Research New Investigator Awawrds in Alzheimer's Disease

American Society for Radiation Oncology ASTRO Resident/Fellows Seed Grant

American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Robert E. Shope International Fellowship in Infectious Diseases

Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 

German Historical Institute Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Morton Cure Paralysis Fund Research Grants

Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation AMS Postdoctoral Fellowship

Pfizer, Inc. ASPIRE Breast Cancer Research Award

Pfizer, Inc. ASPIRE Hemophilia Research Award

Prostate Cancer Foundation Team Science PCF Challenge Award

Sexual Medicine Society of North America Pfizer Fellowship in Men's Health

Society for Renaissance Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

May 2018

Benzon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Research Grants

Huntington's Disease Society of America HD Human Biology Project

International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Computers & Geosciences Research Scholarships

International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Natural Resources Research Student Awards

Lundbeck Foundation International Postdoc

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Research Fellow Award Program

Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Emerging Investigator Fellowship Grant

Pfizer, Inc. ASPIRE Gene Therapy for Hemophilia Research Awards Program

Society for Neuroscience Peter & Patricia Gruber International Research Award

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance Research Grants Program

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Post-Ph.D Research Grants

June 2018

American Psychological Association David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition 

Baxter Young Investigator Award (Biomedical)

BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service

Entomological Society of America Henry and Sylvia Richardson Research Grant

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

Experimental Psychology Society Grants for Study Visits

James S. McDonnell Foundation Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

LAM Foundation Career Development Research Grant

Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology


July 2018

American Association for the Advancement of Science Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

American Heart Association Founders and Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowships

Australian-American Fulbright Commission Australian Postdoctoral Scholarships

Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program Concept Award

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Morris Animal Foundation Large Animals Fellowship Training Grant

Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Grants & Fellowships

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Fellowship Programme 


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

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

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 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 and Colitis Foundation of America Research Grants

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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