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Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

External Postdoctoral Fellowship Information

We strongly encourage postdoctoral fellows to apply for external funding. Having a fellowship will make you more competitive when you apply for your next job. You should consider applications to postdoctoral fellowships as well as travel awards to professional meetings. This listing below, arranged by application deadline, highlights many of the fellowships available. Please note that some fellowships are available only to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents, while others are also available to international students.

For international opportunities, please also see the NIH Fogarty International Center’s list of fellowships.

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All Biomedical Research

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
$80,000-105,000 November 1
American Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
$30,000 November 1
Postdoctoral Enrichment Program
Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF)
$20,000 Jan 16
Biomedical Research Fellowships
Hartwell Foundation
$50,000 May 1
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
$54,000 Jul 2
Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
$80,000 Jan 9
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
$52,000 Feb 1
For Women in Science Fellowship Program
L'Oreal Group
$60,000 Feb 1
NRC Research Associateship Programs
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
  Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
$45,000 Dec 6
NIH NIDCD Research Dissertation Fellowship for Au.D. Audiologists (F32)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
$50,004 April 8; Aug 8; Dec 8
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
$50,004 Mar 12, Jul 12, Nov 12
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Bioethics
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
$50,004 Dec 31
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
$50,004 April 8; Aug 8; Dec 8
The George Burch Fellowship in Theoretical Medicine and Affiliated Theoretical Science
Smithsonian Institution (SI)
$60,000 Nov 1
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program
$60,000 Jan 7
National Marfan Foundation (NMF)
Victor A. McKusick Fellowship Program
$50,000 Feb 1
LSRF Postdoctoral Fellow
Life Sciences Research Foundation
$62,000 Oct 1
Postdoctoral Training in the NIH Intramural Research Program: Postdoctoral Research Training Awards (IRTAs)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
$50,004 Continuous
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology (PRFB)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
$54,000 Nov 6
Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
$75,000 Mar 1
Schmidt Science Fellows
Schmidt Futures, Rhodes Trust
$100,000 Aug 31
Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program
The Beckman Institute
$54,000 Mar 25

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Anatomy

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
American Association of Anatomists (AAA)
$20,000 October 1

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Cancer

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Psychosocial Grant Program
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF)
$50,000 Jun 11
Basic Cancer Research Fellowships
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
$50,000 Sep 27
Basic Research Fellowships
American Brain Tumor Association
$50,000 Nov 14
Postdoctoral Fellowship
American Cancer Society
$50,000 Apr 1, Oct 16
Senior Research Training Fellowship (RT)
American Lung Association (ALA)
$32,500 Dec 15
Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Cancer Research Institute (CRI)
$55,000 Apr 1, Oct 1
Damon Runyon Fellowship
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
$52,000 Mar 15, Aug 15
Career Development Program: Special Fellow
Leukemia Society of America
$67,000 Sep 1
NIH Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
$50,004 Aug 25
Grant and Fellowship Program
Prevent Cancer Foundation
$50,000 June 29
Young Investigator Award
Prostate Cancer Foundation
$75,000 Apr 22
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Susan G. Komen
$60,000  
Hope Funds for Cancer Research- Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Hope Funds for Cancer Research
$50,000 Jan 25
Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) - Breakthrough Fellowship Award
United States Department of Defense (DOD)
$100,000 Mar 28

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Cardiology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Postdoctoral Fellowship
American Heart Association (AHA)
$50,004 Jul 12
HRS Research Fellowship Scholarship
Heart Rhythm Society
$50,000 Feb 3

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Endocrinology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Core Program - Training Awards - Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship (PMF)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
$55,581 Jul 15
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
$69,060 June 26

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Genetics, Genomics, & Bioinformatics

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoc-to-Faculty Transition Awards
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
$58,850 Sep 13
Informatics Post Doctoral Fellowships
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Inc. (PhRMA Foundation)
$40,000 Sep 1

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Geriatrics

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research
American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
$60,000 Jan 22

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Infectious Disease & Immunology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women (CDGPW)
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
$1,500 Jan 15
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
$86,984 May 22
NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows (F32)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
$50,004 April 8; Aug 8; Dec 8

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Kidney

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
$50,000 Dec 5
Fellowship Grants
Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation (PKD Foundation)
$60,000 Jan 7

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Neuroscience

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Research Fellowships for Clinicians
American Epilepsy Society (AES)
$50,000 Dec 20
Postdoctoral Training Awards
Autism Science Foundation
$35,000 Dec 3
Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
BrightFocus Foundation: Alzheimer's Disease Research (ADR)
$100,000 Oct 2
Psychosocial Research Grants- Postdoctoral Fellowships
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
$75,000 Mar 25
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grants
Dravet Syndrome Foundation (DSF)
$50,000 Sep 6
Training Grants and Fellowships: Postdoctoral Fellowships
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)
  Aug 14
Neuroscience Scholars Program
Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
$1,500 May 24
Brain & Behavior Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grants
The Brain & Behavior Foundation
$35,000 Mar 19
Research Grants Program: Postdoctoral Fellowships
Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance)
$75,000 Aug 21

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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
PFD Research Foundation and ICA IC/PBS Research Grant
American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
$25,000 Mar 1

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Ophthalmology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
BrightFocus Foundation: Alzheimer's Disease Research (ADR)
$100,000 Oct 2
Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount Deadlines
Fight for Sight Postdoctoral Awards
Fight for Sight
$22,500 Nov 15

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Pediatrics

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Early Career Awards
Thrasher Research Fund
$25,000 Feb 28, Sep 17

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Pharmacology & Physiology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Pharmacology/Toxicology - Post Doctoral Fellowship
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Inc. (PhRMA Foundation)
$80,000 Sep 1
Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Health Outcomes Post Doctoral Fellowships
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Inc. (PhRMA Foundation)
$55,000 Feb 15

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Psychiatry & Behavioral Science

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Innovation Grants
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
$48,000 Nov 15
Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
APsaA Fellowship
American Psychoanalytic Association
  Jan 28
Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
American Psychological Association (APA)
$50,004 Jan 15
Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
$54,000 Nov 1
Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
TAA Fellowships
Tourette Association of America
$80,000 Nov 1

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Radiology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Postdoctoral Molecular Imaging Scholar Program
Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)
$65,000 Jan 9

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Surgery & Rheumatology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
ORS/OREF Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)
$50,000 Sep 15
Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF)
  Dec 15

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Urology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Research Scholar Awards
American Urological Association (AUA)
$40,000 Sep 13

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Updated March 2019