Postdoc Fellowships

Please view the table below for an exhaustive list of organizations that fund postdoctoral research and young investigators.   Also available as a printable PDF

Organization Name

Fellowship/Grant Program Name

Funding Types

Program Summary

American Academy of Neurology Research Training Fellowships

website

Varies

Varies

Find opportunities and information about pursuing a career in scientific research. The AAN's exclusive resources help you stay up-to-date on scientific developments in neurology. Apply for AAN awards and scholarships, research grants, and clinical research training fellowships.

American Association for Cancer Research

website

Varies

Postdoctoral/Clinical Research/Junior Faculty/Investigators

A hallmark of the AACR is the promotion and support of the highest quality cancer research. The AACR offers an outstanding array of support mechanisms for cancer researchers at various stages in their careers.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

website

AACR Research Funding

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral, Faculty, Health Professional

The AACR offers an outstanding array of support mechanisms for cancer researchers at various stages in their careers, from fellowships to career development awards to grants for independent investigators.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

website

Scientific Achievement Awards

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral, Faculty, Health Professional

AACR has presented many prizes, awards and lectureships to recognize the scientific achievements of scientists and physicians who collectively have made significant contributions to the understanding, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.  Many awards include honorariums or grants.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

website

International Funding Opportunities for Women in STE

Postdoctoral, Health Professional, Travel

To increase the participation of women in international scientific research. WISC awards small travel grants to U.S. scientists to plan and design new collaborations with colleagues in Central/Eastern and Western Europe, the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union, Near East, Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Pacific, and Asia. These activities are expected to lead to full research proposals.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

website

Fellowships and Grants

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral, Health Professional, Travel

One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $4.3 million in funding for more than 278 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2012-13 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)

website

ABTA Funding Opportunities

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral, Health Professional

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) provides critical funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. Funding opportunities include Basic Research Fellowships, Translational Grants, Medical Student Summer Fellowships and Neuro-Oncology Nursing Research Grants.

American Cancer Society

website

International Programs

Postdoctoral, Health Professional

As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) focuses its funding on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals.

American Cancer Society

website

Varies

Varies

As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) focuses its funding on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals. This process ensures that scientists propose projects that they believe are ready to be tackled with the available knowledge and techniques. This intellectual freedom encourages discovery in areas that scientists believe are most likely to solve the problems of cancer.

American Gastroenterological Association

website

 

Varies

Varies

The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology.

American Heart Association

website

Varies

Varies

The American Heart/Stroke Association is committed to identifying and supporting specific science areas deemed vital to achieving our mission and strategic objectives.  The Association has established partnerships with various organizations to fund critical need/high impact and focused research programs.

American Lung Association Professional Grant Opportunities

website

Varies

Varies

The goals of the Awards and Grants Program are to: Foster laboratory, patient-centered and social-behavioral research designed to prevent and relieve the suffering associated with all lung diseases and corresponding risk factors. Fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers to gain long-term commitment to lung disease research

American Psychological Association (APA)

website

International Awards & Grants

Postdoctoral, Institutional, Travel

The Office of International Affairs serves as APA's touch point for international information, activities and initiatives within APA.

American Society for Microbiology

website

ASM Awards and Grants

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral, Faculty, Travel

ASM Awards are dedicated to acknowledging the best in microbiology. They encompass the many subspecialties of microbiology, including biotechnology, clinical microbiology, environmental microbiology, antimicrobial chemotherapy, immunology, and virology, as well as education and service to the profession.  Includes Travel Grants, fellowships and international professorships.

American Thoracic Society

website

Varies

Varies

Science and research are among the core values of the American Thoracic Society and its Foundation. Science forms the foundation for the care that our members provide to their patients. Science also provides essential means for understanding health and disease, discovering cures and improving the quality of life of the patients whom we serve. The ATS and its foundation support and disseminate the latest advances in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine through the Society's three scientific journals and its annual International Conference, which brings together leading clinicians and researchers in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

Arthritis Foundation

website

Innovative Research Grant

Arthritis Foundation Investigator Award

Varies

The Arthritis Foundation Research Program seeks to maximize the impact of its research investment by focusing in three principle disease areas - Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Juvenile Arthritis. The Foundation supports high-quality, peer-reviewed research in these targeted areas.

ARVO Foundation for Eye Research Awards and Grants

website

 

Varies

Varies

The ARVO Foundation offers a number of awards to recognize the best and brightest in eye and vision research, and to assist vision scientists and eye researchers in their efforts to stay abreast of the latest trends

Association for Women in Mathematics

website

Travel Grants

Postdoctoral, Travel

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences

Cancer Research Institute

website

Cancer Research Programs

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral, Faculty, Institutional

The Cancer Research Institute funds research aimed at furthering the development of immunological approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.  As of 2011, some programs may be restricted or on hold.  Please check information about the various programs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

website

Public Health Training Fellowships

CDC is looking for motivated students, graduates, and health professionals for a variety of exciting public health training programs, including Student Internships and Fellowships; Career Training Fellowships; and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.

Fight for Sight

website

Fight for Sight Grants

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral, Faculty

Fight for Sight was founded in 1946 by Mildred Weisenfeld, a young woman with retinitis pigmentosa, to encourage and fund research in ophthalmology, vision and related sciences. The goal of the Fight for Sight research program is to provide initial funding and support for beginning investigators interested in detection, understanding, prevention, treatment and cures of visual disorders especially those diseases leading to impaired sight or blindness.

Ford Foundation

website

Groups and Individual Grants

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral, Institutional

We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them. We believe the best way to achieve these goals is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society. In our experience, such activities help build common understanding, enhance excellence, enable people to improve their lives and reinforce their commitment to society.

Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)

website

Awards and Scholarships

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA’s purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

March of Dimes

General Research Grants

Research Program Request for Proposals

Postdoctoral/Faculty

MOD invites all qualified scientists with faculty appointments or the equivalent, at universities, hospitals and research institutions (not for profit or profit), to submit applications for research grants relevant to our mission. This encompasses basic biological processes governing differentiation and development, genetics and genomics of these processes, clinical studies, reproductive health and environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies concerning cognitive and behavioral risks that affect outcomes of pregnancy, the perinatal period, and subsequent child development.

March of Dimes

BASIL O’CONNOR STARTER SCHOLAR RESEARCH AWARD

Request for Proposals

Postdoctoral/Faculty

This award is designed to support young scientists just embarking on their independent research careers. The applicants’ research interests should be consonant with those of the March of Dimes’ mission:

March of Dimes

Research Grants website

Varies

Postdoctoral/Faculty

Today, our research investments are vital to the March of Dimes mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

website

Varies

Varies

NINDS supports and conducts research, both basic and clinical, on the normal and diseased nervous system, fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

website

Active Funding Opportunities

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral

The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

Office of Dietary Supplements

website

Varies

Varies

ODS and NIH-funded grants, contracts, and other funding opportunities. Also provides guidance for grant applicants

Pfizer Medical & Academic Partnerships

website

Pfizer Fellowships

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral, Faculty

Through Medical & Academic Partnerships, Pfizer is pleased to support the career development and promotion of talented junior physician-scientists or researchers through their Fellowship programs. These nationally competitive awards support talented postdoctoral researchers early in their careers.

Pfizer, Inc.

website

Medical Education Grants

Institutional

Pfizer seeks to provide grant support for the continuing professional development of healthcare providers in areas aligned with the core competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

website

Varies

Varies

PHA provides grants to promising researchers in the field of pulmonary hypertension. The program fosters new leaders in the field by supporting their interest in PH research and providing them with opportunities to work with mentors and learn new skills. Researchers supported by PHA are looking for new methods for early detection, new treatments to prevent the onset of PH and ultimately a cure for this terrible illness.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

website

SSRC Fellowships and Grants

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral, Faculty

The Council has a mission to lead innovation in the social sciences, build interdisciplinary and international networks, mobilize knowledge on important public issues, and educate and train the next generation of social science researchers

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

website

Summer Research Program for Undergraduate Life Science Students

Pre-doctoral/Graduate

The undergraduate Summer Research Program at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL) in Switzerland offers intensive hands-on research training in one of the labs in our 4 institutes, including a Global Health Institute. Fellowships provided.

TDR - World Health Organization

website

Grants and other funding

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral, Faculty, Health Professional

TDR funds specific research projects in diseases of poverty, which cover infectious diseases and the culture and environment that contribute to these problems. We fund research designed to find innovative ways to develop new drugs, barriers to the insects and worms that carry the parasites, diagnostics and other tools against infectious diseases in developing countries.

The American Society of Nephrology

website

Varies

Varies

ASN funds clinical and basic research, and provides grant support to members at various points in their careers, as well as travel support to attend Kidney Week. Contact ASN at 202-640-4660 or grants@asn-online.org.

The Arthritis Society

website

 

Varies

Varies

Since its founding in 1948, The Arthritis Society has been the largest non-government funder of basic and applied arthritis research (more than $185M), which has led to significant breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatments, and care of patients with arthritis.

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

website

Awards Programs

Postdoctoral, Faculty

The Foundation offers four programs aimed at encouraging and advancing the work of early career cancer researchers with high promise.  Each program is designed to address a need or fill a gap in cancer research funding.

Third World Academy of the Sciences

website

TWAS Grants

Postdoctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional

The programs aim at encouraging the pursuit of scientific excellence in OIC countries by identifying and supporting the best young scientists in these countries; reinforcing and promoting scientific research and strengthening the endogenous capacity in science and technology; and counteracting the brain drain and reducing the exodus of scientific talent from the OIC countries

U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

website

Open Funding Opportunities

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, and peaceful relations, as mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. ECA accomplishes its mission through a range of programs based on the benefits of mutual understanding, international educational and cultural exchange, and leadership development.

UNESCO

website

UNESCO-L’ORÉAL Fellowships

Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Postdoctoral

The UNESCO-L’ORÉAL fellowships scheme focuses on UNESCO’s premise that people are the world’s greatest resource and that innovation and excellence, especially among the young women community, deserve to be supported and encouraged through the concerted efforts of the international community. The award of the fellowships constitutes a key strategy through which impetus is being given to the enhancement of the role of women in devising scientific solutions to problems confronting humankind in the twenty-first century.