Grant Opportunities

Funding Agency Recipient Notes Usual Due Dates
Wake Forest University predoctoral Alumni Travel Award
American Association of University Women (AAUW) predoctoral, postdoctoral Dissertation Fellowships offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by the preceding November. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowships year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply. November 15
American Cancer Society postdoctoral This award is to support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research). April 1
American Chemical Society postdoctoral The Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship provides two years of financial support ($50K/year) for a scientist who has earned or will earn a doctoral degree in chemistry during the academic year of the competition or the preceding year in a graduate chemistry department within the United States and who wishes to pursue in chemistry postdoctoral research at the biology-chemistry interface. There are no restrictions on the age or nationality of the fellow.
American Heart Association predoctoral, postdoctoral Helps students and research fellows initiate careers in cardiovascular or stroke research by providing research assistance and training. November
American Institure for Cancer Research postdoctoral The primary focus of AICR’s Research Grant Programs is the support of projects exploring the effects of dietary and nutritional factors, physical activity and weight management on the etiology, pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of cancer. To this end, AICR encourages rigorous and innovative research ideas, and places particular emphasis on the need to study synergistic effects of dietary components in cancer prevention and treatment. February
ASBMB SCIENCE POLICY FELLOWSHIP postdoctoral ASBMB's Science Policy Fellowship offers recently graduated PhDs exposure to a range of activities regarding science policy and congressional and government relations. Fellows work in the public affairs office of ASBMB’s headquarters, located just outside of Washington D.C. The primary goal of the fellowship program is to offer young scientists exposure work at the intersection of science communications, policy and social science. The fellow will spend time on Capitol Hill attending meetings and hearings, agency briefings, seminars and coalition sessions. He/she will participate in activities of the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee. The fellow will also have significant freedom to follow specific topics and issues that are of interest to him/her. May
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation predoctoral, postdoctoral The CF Foundation offers competitive awards to individuals interested in careers related to cystic fibrosis research and care. Studies may be carried out at the subcellular, cellular, animal, or patient levels. Awards offered include Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Clinical Fellowships, and Student Traineeships to graduate students working with a faculty sponsor on a CF-related research project. Various
Damon Runyon Foundation postdoctoral The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Basic and physician-scientists must have received their degrees no more than one year prior to the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered. Applicants must not have been in their Sponsor’s lab for more than one year prior to the date of the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered. March 15 & August 15
Department of Defense (DOD) postdoctoral The office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) manages Congressional Special Interest Medical Research Programs (CSI) encompassing breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers, neurofibromatosis, military health, and other specified areas. Since fiscal year 1992, the CDMRP has managed approximately over $6.5 billion in Congressional appropriations for peer-reviewed research aimed to prevent, control, and cure disease. Postdoctoral fellowships are available in some of these areas. January
Department of Defense (DOD) predoctoral National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the following disciplines: Biosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Cognitive Neural and Behavioral Sciences. January
Fraxa (fragile x research) postdoctoral FRAXA's grants and fellowships program aims to encourage research aimed at finding a specific treatment for fragile X syndrome. January 20
Helen Hay Whitney foundation postdoctoral Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship. The Foundation accepts applications from candidates who have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application (July 15), and who have received a PhD (or D.Phil. or equivalent) degree no more than two years before the deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline. April 15, July 15
Hope Funds for Cancer Research postdoctoral The mission of the Hope Funds for Cancer Research is to encourage investigation of innovative cancer treatment and detection for the most difficult-to-treat and understudied cancers. The Hope Funds for Cancer Research will support scientific and medical research programs aimed at increasing knowledge relating to both cancer care and prevention. September
Kauffman Foundation postdoctoral Twelve top-tier postdoctoral researchers will have the opportunity to turn their research and ideas into an entrepreneurial venture. Each Fellow will be matched with a business mentor who has a science background, will receive a customized internship experience and will be enrolled in intensive entrepreneurship workshops, where they will network with entrepreneurs and experts from the legal, business and financial communities. Fellows will also work with an academic advisor to understand specifically how to commercialize their innovations and research findings by starting a business. May 1st
Larry Hillblom foundation postdoctoral The Fellowship Grant is intended to enable Qualified Institutions to provide post-doctoral research fellowship training to qualified applicants in the areas of aging and diabetes. January 15
Leukemia Lymphoma Society postdoctoral Fellows are promising investigators with less than two years of postdoctoral research training. These grantees are encouraged to embark on an academic career involving clinical or fundamental research in, or related to, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma under the direction of a research sponsor. Special Fellows are qualified investigators who have completed a minimum of two years of postdoctoral research training and are continuing their research under the direction of a research Sponsor. The Special Fellowship should permit the scientist to begin to transition to an independent research program. October
NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Program predoctoral The graduate fellowship seeks to support the development of the future STEM workforce through the increased number of graduate degrees awarded to underrepresented and underserved persons (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The goal is to address the agency's mission-specific workforce needs and target areas of national need in minority STEM representation. The fellowship award includes tuition offset, student stipend and NASA center research opportunities up to $45,000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. September
National Academies of Science predoctoral, postdoctoral The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website. Feb, May, Aug, Nov
National Kidney foundation postdoctoral At the time of the activation of an award from the National Kidney Foundation, the candidate may have completed four years, but not more than 4.5 years, of research training (in addition to clinical training) beyond a doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D., D.O., or its equivalent). For those applying for a second year of a National Kidney Foundation Fellowship (competitive renewal), they may have completed 5 years, but not more than 5.5 years of research training beyond the doctoral degree at the time of activation of the award. Applicant must become a member of the National Kidney Foundation. July, December
NIH NRSA predoctoral, postdoctoral F series fellowships April, August, December
NIH loan repayment predoctoral, postdoctoral NIH wants to encourage outstanding health professionals to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. If you commit at least two years to conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit organization or U.S. federal, state, or local government entity, NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans. Various
NSF postdoctoral Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB). For FY 2011, these BIO programs are (1) Broadening Participation in Biology and (2) Intersections of Biology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences. These areas change periodically as new scientific and infrastructure opportunities present themselves; and this solicitation will be changed as necessary to reflect the areas being funded. The fellowships are also designed to provide active mentoring of the Fellows by the sponsoring scientists who will benefit from having these talented young scientists in their research groups. October
NSF predoctoral The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. November
Susan Komen foundation postdoctoral Provides Postdoctoral Fellowships for a period of 3 years to expand the skills and expertise of breast cancer researchers and position trainees for independent careers in breast cancer research.
Trialect Opportunities predoctoral, postdoctoral Trialect has a searchable database of current grants, scholarships, and fellowships for researchers. Database can be searched by field of interest or type of funding. Various
UNCF/Merck predoctoral, postdoctoral Intended to help African American graduate students complete coursework, conduct research, and prepare the dissertation required for a doctoral degree in the biomedically relevant life or physical sciences and engineering. Also postdoctoral fellowships to provide support to African American post-graduate students to obtain postdoctoral training and to prepare for a career in biomedical research. Must be US citizen or permanent resident.