Career Development Resources

These seminars, links and articles are provided specifically with postdocs in mind.   Attend the seminars, read the articles, and visit the links provided to learn more about these relevant and worthwhile topics tailored to help shape and navigate your career.

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ASCB an International Forum for Cell Biology. Links to some of the major funding agencies and foundations.

How To Design a Winning Fellowship is a paper written in Nature (November 6, 2018) walking you through an exercise to help you complete your fellowship application.

Science Magazine has a website to help you with your search for funding. Are you seeking funding for research or training in a particular area? Now that GrantsNet has retired, our staff has compiled a list of other places you can search for information on funding programs. Unfortunately, many of them require a paid subscription for access.

The BSF is announcing the availability of funds for short scientific trips by young American or Israeli scientists to the other country. In the next round, a total of 10 grants will be awarded, each for $4,000.  The deadline for the submission of applications is December 6th 2012. Please follow the instructions given on the BSF website,, under ‘Grant Programs’/’Travel Grants’.  Please see the link to the call for proposals lists all current discretionary funding opportunities from 26 agencies of the United States government, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and many others -- in other words, all the most important public funders of research in the United States

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research - The largest funder of biomedical research in the world, NIH funds research in just about every area that's remotely related to human health and disease. This page includes extensive information about NIH grants, as well as a place to search NIH funding programs. NIH also has an advanced search page, which offers a wide range of search options.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) - An independent federal agency, the U.S. National Science Foundation funds approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted at America's colleges and universities. This is the place to search for NSF funding programs.

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation - has joined together with the Sohn Conference Foundation, dedicated to curing pediatric cancers, to establish the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award.  This award provides funding to basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research with the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of one or more pediatric cancers.

Research Nebraska - This is a chronological listing of grants held by all organizations within the Nebraska system, with the most recent listed first. New grants appear in this list weekly and contribute to an organizational unit and researcher Fingerprint. The source of grants for this application is NIH ExPORTER, so only NIH grants are included. More information is available at

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) uses grants and cooperative agreements to fund research and non-research public health programs that advance the Agency’s public health mission domestically and abroad to keep Americans safe and healthy where they work, live and play.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA makes grant funds available through the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Center for Mental Health Services. Find funding opportunities that support programs for substance use disorders and mental illness, and learn about the grant application, review, and management process.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA). Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

Fight for Sight. To date more than 3,000 women and men have received more than $21 million to support eye and vision research. Investigators working at more than 300 leading medical centers, universities and eye research institutes in the U.S., Canada and overseas have received Fight for Sight awards.

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