PostDoctoral Fellowships


 American Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships 

Description: To increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equity for women in higher education

Deadline: 11/1/19

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) 

Description: provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the U.S. and Canada

Deadline: 1/16/19

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Description: provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree

Deadline: 12/10/19

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

Description: 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

Deadline: 1/9/19

L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship

Description: 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

Deadline: 2/1/19

NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22) 

Description: to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists are available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs

Deadline: 3/12/19, 7/12/19, 11/12/19

National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology  (PRFB)

Description: 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

Deadline: TBA

EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships  (EAR-PF)

Description: awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degreesto conduct an integrated program of independent research and professional development.  Fellowship proposals must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplinary programs and must align with the overall theme for the postdoctoral program

Deadline: 9/11/19

SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships  (SPRF)

Description: offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow's career through supporting his or her research and training goals. 

Deadline: 11/1/19

Schmidt Science Fellows

Description: undertake a year-long postdoctoral placement that commences after a Fellow successfully completes his or her PhD in the natural sciences, computing, engineering or mathematics. Our Fellows benefit from a personalized mentoring program, providing personal and scientific support from experienced and internationally-accomplished scientists. 

Deadline: 8/31/19

NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows (F32)

Description: the purpose of this award is to support outstanding scientific training of highly promising postdoctoral candidates with outstanding mentors.

Deadline: 6/19/19 and 10/17/19

Pew Biomedical Scholars

Description: an award of $75,000 per year will be provided to the sponsoring institution for use by the scholar over the four-year period, subject to annual review of the scholar’s progress. 

Deadline: 6/14/19

Jane Coffins Child Fellowship

Description: funding of three-year postdoctoral Fellowships, supporting Fellows selected by its Board of Scientific Advisers from among the best young scientists at what is often a critical stage in their careers; supporting research into the causes and treatment of cancer. 

Deadline: 2/1/19

UCSF Sandler Fellows Program

Description: This program seeks recently graduated Ph.D.'s or M.D.'s whose potential as investigators indicates they would benefit from a sheltered independence. Institutional support is granted for five years, in part through the generous support of the Sandler Foundation, the Systems Biology Program, and QB3, and is sufficient to maintain a small laboratory of two to four members. 

Deadline: 1/31/19

Whitehead Fellows Program

Description: provides talented scientists a rare opportunity: the chance to set up research programs of their own as an alternative to traditional post-doctoral positions. Recent Ph.D. and M.D. graduates with proven excellence in research are given the necessary resources to work as principal investigators, free from financial constraints and distraction by formal teaching responsibilities. 

Deadline: Rolling

Washington Research Foundation PostDoctoral Fellowships

Description: will support up to 10 new highly creative and dedicated postdoctoral scientists each year at research institutions in Washington state.

Deadline: 6/16/19


PostDoctoral Preview Events


PENNVIEW Postdoctoral Diversity Initiative

Description: a postdoctoral diversity initiative, designed to expose graduate doctoral candidates in biomedical sciences in universities in the Mid-Atlantic region to postdoctoral research here at the University of Pennsylvania

Date of Program: 9/25/19

Deadline: 7/15/19

UMichigan Postdoc Preview

Description: an opportunity for senior graduate students to see the extensive research and training opportunities at Michigan

Date of Program: 3/7/19 - 3/8/19

Deadline: 1/7/19

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Invited Graduate Student Symposia

Description: competitive symposia allow PhD-level graduate students from U.S. institutions to present their work, meet our faculty and learn about the cutting-edge research and facilities at St. Jude.

Deadline: 10/27/19

Fred Hutch Immuno-Oncology Graduate Student Symposium

Description: invites students who are nearing completion of their PhD, MD, or MD/PhD graduate studies to apply for a 3-day, all-expenses paid symposium in Seattle.  The program is designed for students interested in pursuing a postdoctoral training in immuno-oncology and will take place October 3-4, 2019 at Fred Hutch’s Robert W. Day Campus. 

Deadline: 5/31/19