Potential U.S. Federal Government Shutdown: Research Continuity Guidance

It is common for postdocs to be supported by their PI initially, but often postdocs will be asked to find their own funding at some point. The Research Development team has put together some resources to help you.

Funding Search Sites:

GrantForward: Cornell has a subscription to this comprehensive database of funding opportunities. Simply enter "postdoctoral fellowships" as your keyword or text and you will receive a list of opportunities. 

Grants.gov: Several federal agencies have programs that might fit your research. 

NIH Reporter Tool: Under organization, type Cornell to view training grants (T32). Look to see where you might fit and contact the PI about your interest. 

Tips to consider:
  • Talk to your immediate predecessors, those who are within 5 years of where you are now. What fellowships or career awards did they apply for? Receive? 
  • As you read your field's literature, note the sponsors of the research conducted. 
  • Learn about internal funding opportunities.
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Featured Opportunities

HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows

This program seeks to increase diversity in the professoriate by supporting early career researchers who show exceptional promise of becoming academic scientists, which includes the potential to build and contribute to an equitable and inclusive scientific culture. The competition is open to basic researchers and physician-scientists in the biological and biomedical sciences in many scientific disciplines. Fellows receive funding for their postdoctoral training and during their early careers as independent faculty. HHMI application deadline is February 28, 2024.

NIH International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Required)

The purpose of the IRSDA is to provide support and protected time (three to five years) to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently-appointed U.S. junior faculty (applicants must be at least two years beyond conferral of doctoral degree) for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC), leading to an independently-funded research career focused on global health. Application deadline is March 8, 2024.  

Additional Ventures Catalyst Catalyst to Independence Award

This investigator-first award welcomes proposals from early career mentored postdocs in basic, translational, and clinical fields whose research is focused on single ventricle heart disease. Applicants must have earned a PhD, MD, DO, or doctoral equivalent more than 1 year prior to the application due date, have held their current role for at least 1 year, and have current postdoc fellow or instructor status (or equivalent) and be in non-independent, mentored positions. Letters of Intent due March 14, 2024.

Summaries of Postdoctoral Fellowships

Listed in alphabetical order by agency. Note: The following listings are not regularly updated. The summaries are intended for informational purposes; program availability, requirements, and deadlines are subject to change. Visit the sponsor's website and reach out to program contacts to verify program information.


Anticpated Sponsor Deadline

Subject Area


Anticipated Award

ALS Association August ALS Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship $75,000 per year for 2 years
The ALS Association Research Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program supports innovative research of high scientific merit and relevance to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Alzheimer's Association April Alzheimer's Research Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (AARF) Program $175,000 for 2-3 years
The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship Award Program is intended to support exceptional researchers who are engaged in their post-graduate work (i.e. postdoctoral fellows) and before they have their first independent faculty positions (i.e. Assistant Professor) and working in diverse areas of research, including basic, translational, clinical, functional and social-behavioral research.
American Antiquarian Society October or January Humanities Fellowship Various, see guidelines
The American Antiquarian Society offers three broad categories of visiting research fellowships, with tenures ranging from one to twelve months. All of the fellowships are designed to enable academic and independent scholars and advanced graduate students to spend an uninterrupted block of time doing research in the AAS library.
American Brain Tumor Association December Brain Tumor Research Basic Research Fellowship Program $100,000 over 2 years
The Basic Research Fellowship Grants are two-year grants supporting postdoctoral fellows who are conducting laboratory or field-based research projects that focus on brain tumors. Fellows must have a lead mentor who currently conducts brain tumor research at the same academic institution. The mentor will help with scientific management and other research guidance to foster the applicant’s career advancement.
American Cancer Society See guidelines Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowships For 3 years with newly increased progressive stipends of $52,000, $54,000, and $56,000 per year
Researchers who are within 3 years of receiving a doctoral degree may apply for initial funding to start training for an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research). Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
American Diabetes Association October Diabetes Cardiovascular-Metabolic Fellowship Awards $135,000 for up to 2 years
The ADA Cardiovascular-Metabolic Fellowship Awards are designed to support basic, clinical or translational research focused on cardiovascular disease in the context of diabetes. Applications from postdoctoral research fellows proposing fundamental biological research, mechanistic and outcome-based clinical studies, behavioral research, and epidemiologic research will be accepted.
American Diabetes Association November Diabetes Postdoctoral Fellowship See guidelines
These fellowships are available to postdoctoral researchers (MD, MD/PhD, PhD, DVM, or equivalent) to provide support for high quality training in disciplines and topics relevant to diabetes, in an environment conducive to beginning a career in diabetes research. Applicants with more than 10 years research experience beyond conferral of their doctoral degree are not eligible for this award.
American Educational Research Association March Education Research Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning $25,000 over 20 months
The AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning (AERA-SDL) supports postdoctoral and early career scholars in education research and thereby fosters excellence and rigor in the next generation of faculty members, research scientists, and scholars examining education topics and issues.
American Epilepsy Society January Epilepsy Postdoctoral Research Fellowships $50,000 for 1 year
AES Postdoctoral Research Fellowships support postdoctoral trainees conducting research into the causes, treatment, and consequences of epilepsy under the guidance of a mentor with expertise in epilepsy research. Proposals are welcomed across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical epilepsy research.
American Federation for Aging Research January Aging Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research See guidelines
Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows, who are conducting research in the basic biology of aging, as well as translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging.
American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research December Alternatives to Animal Research/Women's Health Fellowship Grant for Alternatives to Animal Research in Human Health and Sex Differences $40,000 for 1 year
The American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (AFAAR)  offer a $40,000, one-year postdoctoral fellowship grant (with possible renewal) to a woman interested in developing, validating, or using alternatives to animal methods in the investigation of human health or sex differences. 
American Heart Association July Heart/Stroke Postdoctoral Fellowships See guidelines
The AHA funds basic, clinical, behavioral, translational and population research, bioengineering/ biotechnology and public health problems broadly related to fulfilling our mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. The program aims to enhance the training of postdoctoral applicants who are not yet independent.
American Historical Association April Space History Fellowships $21,250 for 6-9 months
The Fellowships in Aerospace History are offered annually by the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) to support significant scholarly research projects in aerospace history. These fellowships grant the opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management.
American Psychological Association January Psychology/Public Policy Congressional Fellowships $75,000-$90,000
The purpose of this fellowship is to provide psychologists with an invaluable public policy learning experience, to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government and to broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government. Fellows spend one year working on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee. 
American Psychological Association March Psychology/LGBT People Wayne F. Placek Grants $9,000
The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. It supports empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues.
American Society for Suicide Prevention November Suicide Prevention Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Innovation Grants $120,000 over 2 years
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are training grants designed to enable young investigators to qualify for independent careers in suicide research. Grants awarded to investigators who have received a Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral degree within the preceding six years and have had no more than three years of fellowship support. Fellows receive a stipend of $50,000 per year and an institutional allowance of $10,000 per year.
Beckman Foundation September Life Sciences The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship $180,000 over 2 years
The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award Program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation.
Blavatnik Family Foundation November Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Physical Sciences & Engineering Regional Awards for Young Scientists Winners receive $30,000; Finalists receive $10,000. Unrestricted funds.
*This is a recurring limited submission program. Contact Cornell Limited Submissions.* Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists celebrate the excellence of outstanding postdoctoral scientists from institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Nominees must hold a postdoc position at an invited institution and be employed in as a postdoc researcher at the close of the nomination period. Candidates must be nominated by their institution.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund January Biomedical Sciences Postdoctoral Enrichment Program $60,000 over 3 years
Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) supports the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund September Transitioning into Biomedical Sciences Career Awards at the Scientific Interface $500,000 over 5 years
Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents. These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.
Cancer Research Institute April and October Cancer CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowships $175,500 over 3 years
The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides critical financial support and continued career training to the most promising young scientists in basic and tumor immunology as part of our lifesaving work in cancer immunotherapy research.
Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, at UCLA February History Postdoctoral Fellowships Various, see guidelines
The Center administers a number of programs for senior and postdoctoral scholars. Applications are considered once each year. Applications for appointments to be held anytime during a given fiscal year (from 1 July to 30 June) must be received in the preceding fiscal year, by 1 February.
Center for International Security and Cooperation, at Stanford University January International Security Various Fellowships Various, see guidelines
The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to producing policy-relevant research on international security topics. CISAC offers numerous fellowships. Applicants will be considered for all fellowships for which they are deemed eligible. CISAC Fellows spend the academic year engaged in research and writing, and are expected to participate in seminars and to interact and collaborate with leading faculty and researchers. Natural scientists have the opportunity to conduct research on the scientific and technical aspects of security topics, as well as to work in collaboration with faculty members. 
Cornell University October Any discipline in the College of Arts & Sciences Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships $75,000 annual stipend & fringe benefits for 3 years, plus $12,000 annual research fund
The Klarman Fellowships in the College of Arts & Sciences provide postdoctoral opportunities to early-career scholars of outstanding talent, initiative and promise. Recipients may conduct research in any discipline in the College: natural, quantitative, and social sciences, humanistic inquiry, the creative arts, and emerging fields that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. Fellows are selected from a global pool of applicants based on their research accomplishments, potential for future contributions, and alignment of scholarly interests with those of their proposed faculty mentors in Arts & Sciences. The candidates will also be assessed on how their work can benefit from and contribute to the momentum in strategic research areas in the College. Awardees must have earned the doctoral degree within two years of beginning the Fellowship.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers January Humanities/Social Sciences Multi-Country Fellowship Program $11,000 for a minimum of 90 days
The Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation May and December Cystic Fibrosis Postdoctoral Fellowship Award See guidelines
Postdoctoral research fellowship awards are offered to MDs, PhDs, and MD/PhDs who are interested in conducting basic research related to cystic fibrosis.  Preference will be given to recent graduates and those just beginning their research careers. Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and non-residents working in U.S.-based laboratories.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation September Cystic Fibrosis Postdoc-to-Faculty Transition Awards $10,000 per year for the postdoc phase; $110,000 per year for faculty phase
The Postdoc-to-Faculty transition award is designed to support postdoctoral research fellows during their cystic fibrosis fellowship and aid in their transition to an independent research faculty position. This award is intended to provide an opportunity for promising postdoctoral fellows to hone research skills, develop into independent investigators and initiate an independent CF research program. Projects supported by this award may include research at the sub-cellular, cellular, animal or patient levels. Awards will provide individuals up to five years of combined support for their research training (maximum of three years) and the initiation of their independent research career (two years). Candidates for this award can be identified any time during the first four years of their postdoctoral fellowship. 
Damon Runyon Foundation August and March Cancer Fellowship Award $54,000-$62,000 per year for salary and expenses
The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.
Earth Institute, Columbia University October Global Sustainable Development Postdoctoral Fellowship Program $72,000 per year for 2 years
The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program is the premier program in the world for those dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Earth Institute Postdoctoral Researchers will join multidisciplinary teams of outstanding, committed scientists from across the Earth Institute and Columbia University. The program provides innovative postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to build a foundation in one of the core disciplines represented within the Earth Institute (i.e. social, earth, biological, engineering, and health sciences), while at the same time acquiring the breadth of cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues related to sustainable development. Specific areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation.
Fyssen Foundation March Cognitive Mechanisms Postdoctoral Study Grants 25,000 Euros (~$29,000) per year for up to 2 years
The aim of the Foundation is to encourage all forms of scientific inquiry into cognitive mechanisms, including thought and reasoning, which underlie animal and human behavior; their biological and cultural bases, and phylogenetic and ontogenetic development. Study grants are meant for the training and support of postdoctoral researchers working in disciplines relevant to the aims of the Foundation such as ethology, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology, psychology, epistemology, logic and the neurosciences.
Ford Foundation November Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Fellowship Program $50,000 for 1 year
Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S., show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
FRAXA February Fragile X Postdoctoral Fellowship $45,000 per year for 2 years
FRAXA Research Foundation focuses on research which is likely to lead to new and improved treatments, and ultimately a cure, for Fragile X syndrome, with an emphasis on disease-modifying therapeutics based on understanding of Fragile X disease mechanisms. Successful applicants for these grants will likely be working in established labs which have funding for supplies and any required animal handling costs. If the applicant proposes to work with a particular Fragile X model (KO mouse, drosophila, neural stem cells, etc.) s/he should demonstrate that this model system has already been established in-house.
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History July American History Scholarly Fellowships $3,000
The Gilder Lehrman Institute provides annual short-term research fellowships to doctoral candidates, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in the field of American history. International scholars are eligible to apply.
Grass Foundation December Neuroscience Grass Fellowship See guidelines
Grass Fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) support investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their career. Supported approaches include neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems. The Foundation also has a longstanding interest in epilepsy-related research. Grass Fellowships provide research support including laboratory space, animals, equipment and supplies for one summer at the MBL. 
Heising-Simons Foundation   Planetary sciences and astronomy 51 Pegasi b Fellowship $375,000 over three years
The 51 Pegasi b Fellowship provides exceptional postdoctoral scientists with the opportunity to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy. The fellowship provides an opportunity for recent doctoral scientists to develop innovative instrumentation or to conduct novel theoretical and observational research in planetary astronomy. Planetary astronomy brings together research efforts of two fields - planetary science and astronomy - to characterize planetary systems. The fellowship supports postdoctoral fellows to advance our fundamental understanding of exoplanets, solar system science, planet formation and evolution, planetary atmospheres, protoplanetary disks, or other closely related topics. Fellowship research must be pursued at one of the participating institutions - Cornell is one of 14 US-based institutions chosen to host the 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellowship in Planetary Astronomy - Contact Dr. Nikole Lewis for further information about the Fellowship at Cornell.
Helen Hay Whitney June Biomedical Sciences Research Fellowship $54,000-$60,000 annual stipend for 3 years, plus additional allowances
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences. To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) February Life Sciences Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program $80,000 for 2-4 years in postdoc phase; $270,000 for 4 years in faculty phase
The Hanna H. Gray Fellows  Program supports early career life scientists in academic labs across the U.S., and seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Through their successful careers as academic scientists, Hanna H. Gray Fellows will move science forward and inspire the next generation of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The competition is open to those dedicated to basic research from both doctoral and/or medical training paths in the biomedical and life science disciplines, including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. Fellows will receive funding through their academic institution for postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding during their early career years as independent faculty.
Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) August Biology of Living Organisms Postdoctoral Fellowship See guidelines

The HFSP fellowship program supports proposals for frontier, potentially transformative research in the life sciences. Applications for high-risk projects are particularly encouraged. The projects should be interdisciplinary in nature and should challenge existing paradigms by using novel approaches and techniques. Scientifically, they should address an important problem or a barrier to progress in the field. HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country.

Humboldt Foundation Rolling Humanities Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers See guidelines
Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation online at any time.
James S. McDonnell Foundation March Science of Complex Systems Postdoctoral Fellowship $200,000 for 2-3 years
The James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Studying Complex Systems provides fellowships to students completing doctoral training in the multidisciplinary field of complex systems science.
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research February Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowships $165,900 over 3 years
Applicants, in general, should not have more than one year of postdoctoral experience and MDs should not have received their degree more than three years prior to the date the application is due (February 1). You must hold either an MD or a Ph.D. in the field in which you propose to study or furnish evidence of equivalent training and experience.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation January Type-1 diabetes Postdoctoral Fellowship Various, see guidelines
Postdoctoral fellowships are designed to attract qualified, promising scientists entering their professional career in the T1D research field. The applicant is required to work with a sponsor who can provide a training environment conducive to beginning a career in type 1 diabetes-relevant research.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation January Type-1 diabetes Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship Various, see guidelines
Designed to attract qualified, promising scientists to receive full-time research training and to assist these promising individuals in transitioning from a fellowship to an independent (faculty-level) position.
Lalor Foundation January Reproductive Biology/Fertility Postdoctoral Fellowship $50,000
One of the foundation’s major objectives has been to give assistance and encouragement to capable investigators embarking on teaching and research careers in universities and colleges. The program’s mission is to support these researchers early in their work so that they can become independently funded in the field of mammalian reproductive biology as related to the regulation of fertility.
Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College October Humanities Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships $59,528 per year for 2 years; plus one time year 1 computer allowance of $2,500
Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society July Leukemia Career Development Program Special Fellow $67,000 per year for 2 or 3 years
You must be a qualified investigator who's completed a minimum of two years of postdoctoral research training and is continuing your research under the research sponsor's direction. This award is meant to permit you to begin to transition to an independent research program.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society July Leukemia Career Development Program Fellow $67,000 per year for 2 or 3 years
You must be a promising investigator with less than two years of postdoctoral research training. This award encourages you to embark on an academic career involving clinical or fundamental research in hematologic malignancies under a research sponsor's direction.
Life Sciences Research Foundation October Life Sciences Fellow $60,000 per year for 3 years
We at the Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF) believe that seminal advances in life sciences depend upon the training and support of the highest quality young scientists when they are embarking on exciting and adventuresome research as postdoctoral fellows. To promote this vision we partner the best young scientists with diverse sponsors who share common interests.
L’Oréal February STEM Women in Science Fellowship Program $60,000 for 1 year
The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships.
National Ataxia Foundation August Spinocerebellar Ataxia Postdoctoral Fellowship $35,000 for 1 year
Applicants should have completed at least one year of post-doctoral training, but not more than two at the time of application, and should have shown a commitment to research in the field of ataxia.
Newberry November Scholarship/Research related to Newberry collection Long Term Fellowship  
These fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant’s place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the strengths of the Newberry’s collection.
Newberry December Scholarship/Research related to Newberry collection Short Term Fellowship  
These fellowships are intended to assist researchers who need to examine specific items in the Newberry’s collection. These “travel-to-collection” grants are mainly restricted to individuals who live outside of the Chicago metropolitan area.
NIH Standard NIH due dates Biomedical/Life Sciences Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) See guidelines
The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) is to support promising applicants during their mentored postdoctoral training under the guidance of outstanding faculty sponsors. The integrated program of research and training should enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent researcher. The training plan should document the need for, and the anticipated value of, the proposed mentored training in relation to the individual’s research career goals. The training plan should also facilitate the fellow’s transition to the next stage of his/her career.
NIH Standard NIH due dates Biomedical/Life Sciences NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00) See guidelines
The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.
NIH Fogarty International Center Standard NIH due dates Global Health Various Programs Various, see guidelines
The Fogarty International Center's programs provide funding to perform research and to train researchers in a variety of global health areas. Through these programs, Fogarty and its partners throughout the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are working to build sustainable research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
NSF November Biology Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) $69,000 per year for 3 years
The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site.
NSF October Social/Behavioral Research SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF) $62,000 per year for 2 years
The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: (i) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and (ii) Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences (SPRF-IBSS). See the full text of the solicitation for a detailed description of these tracks.
NSF January Earth Sciences EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships $87,000 per year for 2 years
The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. The research and education plans of each fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplines. The program supports researchers for a period of up to two years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution of their choice (including facilities abroad).
NSF February and August Social Sciences Science and Technology Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship $120,000 for two years
Postdoctoral fellowships support researchers within five years of receipt of their doctoral degree in order to enhance their methodological skills and research competence.
Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation May Spinal Cord Injury and Disease Fellowship $75,000 per year for up to 2 years
From transplanting cells to regenerating damaged nerve fibers to designing adaptive canoe seats, the PVA Research Foundation supports innovative research and fellowships that improve the lives of those with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D).
Pew Charitable Trusts October Biomedical Sciences The Pew Latin American Fellows Program See guidelines
The Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides support for young scientists from Latin America to receive postdoctoral training in the United States. The program gives these individuals an opportunity to further their scientific knowledge by promoting exchange and collaboration between investigators in the United States and Latin America resulting in advances in research in Latin America.
PhRMA Various- see guidelines Drug Discovery and Development Postdoctoral Fellowships Various, see guidelines
Post Doctoral Fellowships provide stipend support to well-trained graduates from Ph.D. programs who seek to further develop and refine their research skills through formal postdoctoral training. These fellowships are designed for individuals engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program that will create or extend their credentials.
Prevent Cancer Foundation August Cancer Fellowships $50,000 per year for 2 years
The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports research grants and fellowships for cancer prevention and early detection and community grants for cancer screening or education projects on the local level.
RAND February Aging Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging  
The RAND Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging enables outstanding junior scholars in demographic and aging research to sharpen their analytic skills, learn to communicate research results effectively, and advance their research agenda.
Regeneron March   Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation $50,000, unrestricted prize. Finalists are awarded $5,000.
This is a recurring limited submission program. Contact Cornell Limited Submissions.* The Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation recognizes and honors Excellence in Biomedical Science conducted by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Regeneron seeks novel, inspiring projects. Each institution may nominate no more than two (2) PhD students and two (2) postdoctoral fellows. Applicants must prepare a description of their “dream” project and submit their full academic CV along with evidence of scholarly achievement.
Smithsonian See guidelines Research related to Smithsonian Smithsonian Fellowships 1-3 years; see guidelines
Smithsonian fellowships are awarded competitively to graduate, pre-doctoral, or post-doctoral students – or granted non-competitively to visiting professionals, students, scientists, or scholars – are offered to individuals who design and develop proposals for independent study or collaborative research in fields pursued by and of interest to Smithsonian staff.
Social Sciences Research Council Various - see guidelines Social Sciences Fellowships Various; see guidelines
Since 1923, SSRC has awarded more than fifteen thousand fellowships to researchers around the globe. Council fellowship programs are strategic—they target specific problems, promote individual and institutional change, and expand networks. SSRC’s varied fellowships and prizes share a core commitment to improving conditions for social science knowledge production worldwide. Programs engage themes ranging from global issues facing the United States and Japan to security in Africa and Latin America.
Tourette Association of America November Tourette's Syndrome Postdoctoral Fellowship $50,000
The Tourette Association funds basic and clinical research studies on all aspects of TS. Any study that has the potential to contribute to the treatment or understanding of TS will be considered.
University of North Carolina September-November, annually Various The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity $44,000 per year
As part of a continuing commitment to building an exceptional intellectual community and advancing scholars from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences in higher education, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity supports postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years to develop scholars for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and have the option to teach one course per fiscal year.
USDA June and July Food and Agriculture Sciences Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) - Education and Workforce Development $165,000 per project of up to 2 years
The AFRI Education and Workforce Development Postdoctoral Fellowships program area helps to develop new scientists and professionals to enter research, education, and/or extension fields within the food and agricultural sciences within the private sector, government, or academia. The aim of these fellowships is to cultivate future leaders who are able to solve emerging agricultural challenges of the 21st century. Fellows are expected to build the professional skills necessary for career agility; explore opportunities available in academia, industry, government and other career paths; and forge mentorships with professional and business leaders and faculty. Citizenship restrictions apply.
Wenner-Gren May and November Anthropology Post-PhD Research Grant $20,000
Post-Ph.D. Research Grants for up to $20,000 are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. Applicants must be engaged in research that contributes to anthropological knowledge. Applicants of any nationality or country of residence may apply.