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 month.


Rolling Deadlines

Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship

Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Antibodies Travel Grant Program

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

British Heart Foundation Travel Fellowships

European Molecular Biological Organization Fellowships (Long-Term)

European Molecular Biology Organization Fellowships (Short-Term)

German Research Foundation Research Fellowship

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Jokey Club Institute for Advanced Study Junior Fellows

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

Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship

Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc Mobility Fellowship


September 2018

Acoustical Society of America Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Alpha-1 Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant

American Philosophical Society Daland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation

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

Dermatology Foundation Research Awards Program

Experimental Psychology Society Grants for Study Visits

Health Resources in Action Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Awards Program 

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

Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation 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

Carlsberg Foundation Internationalization Fellowships

E Gruss Lipper Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Genesis Oncology Trust John Gavin Postdoctoral Fellowship

Grammy Museum Scientific Research Grants Program

Human Vaccines Project Michelson Prizes

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 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Travel Award

American Society for Mass Spectrometry Postdoctoral Career Development Awards

American Quarter Horse Foundation Young Investigator Award for Equine Research

British Ornithologists' Union Career Development Bursary

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

Institute for Research in the Humanities Solmsen Fellowships

International Council for Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

Lundbeck Foundation International Postdoctoral Fellowship

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Hubble Fellowship

National Phenylketonuria Alliance Scientific Grants

National Postdoctoral Association Conference Travel Childcare Support 

Nature Research Travel Grants for Early Career Researchers

Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation Grant for Infrastructure/Registry Research

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships

Tourette Association of America Research Grant and Fellowship Program 

UW-Madison Office of the Provost Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment - Project Grant

UW-Madison Office of the Provost Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment - Seed Project Grant

UW-Madison Research Moore Inventor Fellowships

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Post PhD Research Grants


December 2018

American Association of University Women International Fellowships 

American Epilepsy Society Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

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

Autism Science Foundation Postdoctoral Training Awards

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)

Society of Interventional Radiology Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant


January 2019

American Association for Cancer Research AACR Gastric Cancer Research Fellowships

American Federation for Aging Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

American Ornithological Society AOS Student and Postdoctoral Research Awards

Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Fellows Program

Graduate Women in Science Fellowship

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

National Science Foundation Law and Social Sciences Fellowship

Radiological Society of North America Research Scholar Grant

Society in Society Branco Weiss Fellowship

UW-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research ICTR Pilot Awards

UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine SCRM Graduate and Postdoctoral Training Award


February 2019

American Center for Oriental Research ACOR Fellowships

American Gastroenterological Association AGA Fellow Abstract Award

American Society for Radiation Oncology Fellows Seed Grant

A-T Children's Project A-T Post Doctoral Fellowship Award

European Molecular Biology Organization Longterm Fellowships

Hereditary Disease Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellowship

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Research Fund Fellowship

Phrma Foundation Health Outcomes Postdoctoral Fellowships


March 2019

Ahmanson Research Fellowship

American Psychological Association Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants

Center for the Humanities Borghesi-Mellon Workshop Grant

German Historical Institute Fellowships

Hope Foundation Coltman Fellowship Program

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Award


April 2019

American Cancer Society Clinician Scientist Development Grant

Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Craig H. Neilson Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCRIPTS)

Radiological Society of North America Postdoctoral Fellowships (must have graduated from a British or Irish university)


September 2019

Core Digestive Disorders Foundation Core-Amelie Waring Fellowship

Maud Kuistilan Research Grants

Suomen Parkinson-Saatio Apurhat/Grants


February 2019

English Speaking Union Lindemann Trust Fellowships


June 2019

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


September 2019

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

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

American Psychological Foundation Steven O. Walfish Grants


October 2019

American Psychological Foundation Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant

National Science Foundation NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships


November 2019

American Psychological Foundation National Register Internship Partnership Fund

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


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