Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities
Deadline Sponsor Program Interest Area Eligibility/Notes US Cit Funding
Jan American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Translational Research in Aging Aging Applicant must have less than 5 years postdoctoral experience. Y $60,000 over 1 year
Jan American Heart Assn Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mid-Atlantic Affiliate) Cardiovascular, stroke PhD or MD with 5 years or less postdoctoral experience.  Possible third year of funding.  May apply concurrently for AHA/Myocarditis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.  Applicants must be a member of AHA. N $86,000 over 2 years
Jan American Heart Assn National Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award Cardiovascular, stroke TRANSITION TO FACULTY AWARD.  For physician-scientists with no more than 5 years postdoctoral research training (beyond clinical training).  Applicants must be a member of AHA. N $593,000 over 5 years
Jan Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Assn AHPBA Research-Fellowship Grant  Liver, pancreas, biliary tree Supports training of resident/fellow under mentorship of an AHPBA member.  Applicant must have 2 years training in a surgical discipline.  Research may be basic science, clinical or translational. N $30,000 over 1 year
Jan Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science National Fellowships All scientific disciplines Applications accepted from women scientists at all career levels from graduate student on.  Career level will be considered in reviewing proposals.   $10,000 over 1 year
Jan Lymphatic Educatiton & Research Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Lymphatic disease Applicant must have less than 3 years postdoctoral experience. N $95,000 over 2 years
Jan (LOI)     Mar (App) ALS Association Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship for ALS Research ALS Must have less than one year postdoctoral experience. N $100,000 over 2 years
Jan (LOI)     Mar (App) Children's Tumor Foundation CTF Young Investigator Award Neurofibromatosis Open to PhD or MD students, or PhDs with no more than 7 years post-degree experience. N $108,000 over 2 years
Feb EMBO Long Term Fellowships Molecular biology Fellow must be a citizen of an EMBO member state OR visiting lab must be located in an EMBO member state. Open to postdoctoral fellows, with no more than two years since award of PhD.  N Travel costs + subsistence for up to two years
Feb National Institutes of Health NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) Biomedical sciences TRANSITION TO FACULTY AWARD.  Applicant can have no more than 5 years postdoctoral experience.  Applicant must spend at least one year of the award (up to 2) at the postdoctoral level, followed by three years at the faculty level.  US citizenship is not required. N $249,000 annually for faculty segment; varies in postdoc segment by funding institute
Feb Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research Fellowships Oncology PhD applicants should have less than one year postdoctoral experience.  MD applicants should not have received their degree more than 3 years before the application deadline. N $154,500 over 3 years
Mar Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon Fellowship Award (Level 1) Oncology Basic and physician-scientists must have received their degree no more than 1 year prior to review. N $156,000 over 3 years
Mar Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon Fellowship Award (Level 2) Oncology Physician-scientists must have completed residencies and clinical training and be able to devote 80% of their effort to this project. N $186,000 over 3 years
Mar Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award (Level 1) Pediatric Oncology Basic and physician-scientists must have received their degree no more than 1 year prior to review. N $156,000 over 3 years
Mar Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award (Level 2) Pediatric Oncology Physician-scientists must have completed residencies and clinical training and be able to devote 80% of their effort to this project. N $186,000 over 3 years
Mar Ladies Auxiliary VFW Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship Oncology Must have doctoral degree by start date of award. Y $100,000 over 2 years
Mar (LOI)     Apr (App) US Department of Defense, CDMRP Breast Cancer Research Program Postdoctoral Fellowships Breast cancer Program deadlines and eligibility criteria vary annually.  If you are interested in this fellowship, please visit the website and register for updates. N $120,000 over 3 years
Apr American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships Oncology Applicants must be US citizens, permanent residents or non-citizen nationals. Y $163,500 over 3 years
Apr American Parkinson Disease Assn Post-DoctoralResearch Fellowships Parkinson Disease Applicant must have completed PhD, MD or other doctoral degree within 2 years of award start date. N $35,000 over 1 year
Apr amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research HIV/AIDS TRANSITION TO FACULTY AWARD.  Must have between 3 and 6 years postdoctoral experience.  Provides up to 2 years postdoctoral support and one year faculty position support.  Must commit at least 85% effort to the project in postdoctoral phase.  NOTE:  Deadline subject to change, please check website. N $150,000 over 3 years
Apr Cancer Research Institute CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Cancer immunology Applicant should have no more than 5 years relevant postdoctoral experience, and no more than 3 years in sponsor's lab.   N $164,500 over 3 years
Apr National Institutes of Health Kirschstein NRSA for Postdoctoral Fellows Biomedical sciences Students may not have more than 3 years aggregate NRSA support (training grants and individual fellowships) at the postdoctoral level. Y Stipend + $23,550 institutional allowance over 3 years
Apr National Institutes of Health, NIAMS Kirschstein NRSA for Postdoctoral Fellows in Muscular Dystrophy Research Muscular Dystrophy Students may not have more than 3 years aggregate NRSA support (training grants and individual fellowships) at the postdoctoral level. Y Stipend + $23,550 institutional allowance over 3 years
Apr Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Research Fellow Awards Oncology Applicant must have less than 5 years from the latest doctoral degree obtained. N $75,000 over 2 years
May Alex's Lemonade Stand 'A' Awards Pediatric oncology PhD applicants must have no more than 6 years post-degree; MD applicants must have 3 years research experience and be no more than 12 years post-degree.  Open to fellows and faculty through Assistant Professor level. N $450,000 over 3 years
May American Society for Microbiology  Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women Microbiology Applicants must have no more than 5 years postdoctoral experience, be a female scientist, and be a member of ASM. Y $1,500 over 1 years
May The SASS Foundation for Medical Research Post-doctoral Fellowships Oncology, hematology Applicant must have more than one year of postdoctoral experience at the time of application.  May be competitvely renewed for a second year. N $50,000 over 1 year
May (LOI)     Aug (App) American Society of Hematology Fellow Scholar Award Hematology Applicant must have less than 5 years post-degree experience, and be a member of ASH for the duration of the award. N $100,000 over 2 years
Jun National Institutes of Health NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) Biomedical sciences TRANSITION TO FACULTY AWARD.  Applicant can have no more than 5 years postdoctoral experience.  Applicant must spend at least one year of the award (up to 2) at the postdoctoral level, followed by three years at the faculty level.  US citizenship is not required. N $249,000 annually for faculty segment; varies in postdoc segment by funding institute
Jun (LOI)     Jul (App) Muscular Dystrophy Assn Development Grant Muscular Dystrophy To support senior level postdoctoral fellows. N $180,000 over 3 years
Jun (LOI)     Sep (App) US Department of Defense, CDMRP Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program Visionary Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Oncology Program deadlines and eligibility criteria vary annually.  If you are interested in this fellowship, please visit the website and register for updates. N $240,000 over 3 years
Jul Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowships Biomedical sciences Predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows with no more than one year experience are eligible to apply.  Y $154,500 over 3 years
Aug Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon Fellowship Award (Level 1) Oncology Basic and physician-scientists must have received their degree no more than 1 year prior to review. N $156,000 over 3 years
Aug Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon Fellowship Award (Level 2) Oncology Physician-scientists must have completed residencies and clinical training and be able to devote 80% of their effort to this project. N $186,000 over 3 years
Aug Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award (Level 1) Pediatric Oncology Basic and physician-scientists must have received their degree no more than 1 year prior to review. N $156,000 over 3 years
Aug Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award (Level 2) Pediatric Oncology Physician-scientists must have completed residencies and clinical training and be able to devote 80% of their effort to this project. N $186,000 over 3 years
Aug Prevent Cancer Foundation Fellowships Oncology Fellows must take at least one graded course per year of the fellowship, in an area they have not previously been trained in. N $80,000 over 2 years
Aug United Against Lung Cancer Legacy Program for Advances in Lung Cancer Research Oncology Open to postdocs and faculty at all levels. N $100,000 over 2 years
Aug Urology Care Foundation (American Urological Assn) Research Scholar Awards Pancreatic or kidney cancer Applicant must have less than 5 years postdoctoral experience. N $40,000 over 1 year
Aug EMBO Long Term Fellowships Molecular biology Fellow must be a citizen of an EMBO member state OR visiting lab must be located in an EMBO member state. Open to postdoctoral fellows, with no more than two years since award of PhD.  N Travel costs + subsistence for up to two years
Aug National Institutes of Health Kirschstein NRSA for Postdoctoral Fellows Biomedical sciences Students may not have more than 3 years aggregate NRSA support (training grants and individual fellowships) at the postdoctoral level. Y Stipend + $23,550 institutional allowance over 3 years
Aug National Institutes of Health, NIAMS Kirschstein NRSA for Postdoctoral Fellows in Nuscular Dystrophy Research Muscular Dystrophy Students may not have more than 3 years aggregate NRSA support (training grants and individual fellowships) at the postdoctoral level. Y Stipend + $23,550 institutional allowance over 3 years
Aug Human Frontier Science Program Long Term Fellowships Biological sciences Fellow must be a citizen of a supporting country OR visiting lab must be located in a supporting country. Open to postdoctoral fellows, with no more than three years since award of PhD.  Predoctoral fellows may apply. Applicants must have at least one lead-author paper. N Stipend, research and travel allowances for 3 years
Aug Human Frontier Science Program Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships Biological sciences Supports applicants with a PhD outside the biological sciences for cross-training. Fellow must be a citizen of a supporting country OR visiting lab must be located in a supporting country. Open to postdoctoral fellows, with no more than three years since award of PhD.  Predoctoral fellows may apply. Applicants must have at least one lead-author paper. N Stipend, research and travel allowances for 3 years
Aug (JHU)     Oct (App) Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) Biomedicine MD with at least 2 years of postdoctoral research experience.  Internal JHU review to select 5 candidates. Y $700,000 over 5 years
Sep Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Cystic Fibrosis Preference given to early-career fellows.  Possible 3rd year of funding. Y $86,600 over 2 years
Sep Lymphoma Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships Oncology Applicant must have at least 2 years postdoctoral research experience. N $105,000 over 2 years
Sep (LOI)     Dec (App) Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants- Basic and Translational Research Breast cancer Applicant should have no more than 5 years postdoctoral experience. Y $180,000 over 3 years
Sep (LOI)     Feb (App) Alpha-1 Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant AAT deficiency MD or PhD, intended to support fellows who plan a career in AAT research.  Must devote 50% effort to Alpha1 Antitrypsin research. N $100,000 over 2 years
Sep (LOI)     Feb (App) United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowships Mitochondrial diseases Awards may be for 1-3 years. N $150,000 over 3 years
Oct American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships Oncology Applicants must be US citizens, permanent residents or non-citizen nationals. Y $163,500 over 3 years
Oct Cancer Research Institute CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Cancer immunology Applicant should have no more than 5 years relevant postdoctoral experience, and no more than 3 years in sponsor's lab.   N $164,500 over 3 years
Oct Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Fellowships Cystic Fibrosis Up to 5 years funding possible. Recipients who do not enter a career of academic medicine will be subject to payback provisions Y $96,850 over 2 years
Oct Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program Parker B. Francis Fellowship Pulmonology Open to citizens or permanenet residents of the US or Canada, with no more than 7 years since PhD or completion of clinical training.  Must commit 75% effort to research. N $156,000 over 3 years
Oct National Institutes of Health NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) Biomedical sciences TRANSITION TO FACULTY AWARD.  Applicant can have no more than 5 years postdoctoral experience.  Applicant must spend at least one year of the award (up to 2) at the postdoctoral level, followed by three years at the faculty level.  US citizenship is not required. N $249,000 annually for faculty segment; varies in postdoc segment by funding institute
Oct National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology Biological sciences Predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows with no more than one year experience are eligible to apply.  Y $207,000 over 3 years
Oct Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow Oncology Applicant must have less than 2 years postdoctoral experience. N $165,000 over 3 years
Oct Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Special Fellow Oncology Applicant must have more than 2 years, and less that 3 1/2 years postdoctoral experience. N $195,000 over 3 years
Oct Life Sciences Research Foundation Fellowships Biological sciences Applicant must have less than 5 years postdoctoral experience. N $180,000 over 3 years
Nov American Assn for Cancer Research (various fellowships) Oncology Requirements vary by fellowship- please see website. N (varies)
Nov American Assn of University Women American Postdoctoral Leave Research Fellowships All fields To assist US women scholars in obtaining  tenure or other promotions.  Open to postdocs and non-tenured faculty. Y $30,000 over 1 year
Nov American Assn of University Women International Fellowships All fields For graduate or postdoctoral research in the US by women who are not US citizens or permanent residents.  May be renewable for a second year. N $30,000 over 1 year
Nov American Lung Assn Senior Research Training Fellowship Lung disease Support for 1st and 2nd year PhD fellows and 3rd and 4th year MD fellows in the basic sciences..  Must devote 75% effort to research. N $65,000 over 2 years
Nov Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Postdoctoral Fellowships Various; see website. Applicants must be members of an underrepresented group in the professoriate, with less than 5 years postdoctoral experience. Y $41,500 over 1 years
Nov (LOI)     Feb (App) Autism Speaks Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Research Autism Applicant must have less than 5 years postdoctoral experience. N $123,200 over 2 years
Nov (LOI)     Feb (App) Parkinson Disease Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists Parkinson Disease Applicant must be within 5 years of receiving PhD. N $47,500 over 1 year
Nov (LOI)     Jan (App) Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund Post-doctoral Fellowship Grants for Basic, Translational and Clinical Stem Cell Research in Support of Medical Therapies Stem cell research Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows are eligible to apply.  Research must be conducted in Maryland. N $110,000 over 2 years
Dec American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Liver disease Applicant may have no more than 2 years postdoctoral experience.  Applicant and mentor must be AASLD members for the duration of the award. N $12,500 over 1 year
Dec United Negro College Fund/Merck UNCF-Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships Biological or chemical sciences Applicant must be African-American and hold a PhD in a biological or chemical science. Y $92,000 over 2 years 
Dec National Institutes of Health Kirschstein NRSA for Postdoctoral Fellows Biomedical sciences Students may not have more than 3 years aggregate NRSA support (training grants and individual fellowships) at the postdoctoral level. Y Stipend + $23,550 institutional allowance over 3 years
Dec National Institutes of Health, NIAMS Kirschstein NRSA for Postdoctoral Fellows in Nuscular Dystrophy Research Muscular Dystrophy Students may not have more than 3 years aggregate NRSA support (training grants and individual fellowships) at the postdoctoral level. Y Stipend + $23,550 institutional allowance over 3 years
Dec (LOI)     Jan (App) Muscular Dystrophy Assn Development Grant Muscular Dystrophy To support senior level postdoctoral fellows. N $180,000 over 3 years
- EMBO Short Term Fellowships Molecular biology To fund research visits of up to 3 months in a lab in another country. Fellow must be a citizen of an EMBO member state OR visiting lab must be located in an EMBO member state. Open to predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows, with no more than ten years since award of PhD.  Applications accepted throughout the year. N Travel costs + subsistence for up to three months
- National Science Foundation Various funding opportunities for postdoctoral fellows are available; see website for details and deadlines All scientific disciplines See website for criteria and details. Y (various)
 
  last updated March 7, 2014