FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

Grants.gov is a source of federal funding opportunities. Additional links for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are found below.

NIH-WIDE POSTDOCTORAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
NIH Parent Announcements are re-issued. Check the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts for the most recent Parent Announcement funding opportunities. The following are Parent Announcements.

Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)
Participating Institutes/Centers: NCI, NEI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAA, NIAD, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NINR, NICCAM
Deadlines: 4/8, 8/8, 12/8 annually; AIDS-related only: 1/7, 5/7, 9/7 annually
Description: is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers
Contact: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-149.html

Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Senior Fellowship (Parent F33)
Participating Institutes/Centers: NCI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAA, NIAMS, NIDCR, NIEHS, NIGMS, NINR
Deadlines: 4/8, 8/8, 12/8 annually; AIDS-related only: 1/7, 5/7, 9/7 annually
Description: NIH awards senior individual research training fellowships to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers
Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-151.html

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)
Participating Institutes/Centers: NCI, NEI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NINR, NLM, NCCAM, ORIP, OBSSR, ODS
Deadlines: 4/8, 8/8, 12/8 annually; AIDS-related only: 1/7, 5/7, 9/7 annually
Description: 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 from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers
Contacts: Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant NIH staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information: Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts. See also Frequently Asked Questions

US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM
Each federal fiscal year (10/1-9/30), the US Congress appropriates funding to the Department of Defense for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program in multiple disease-centric areas. The CDMRP Funding Opportunities home page will list open funding opportunities: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.shtml.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
NSF offers funding for postdoctoral fellows. This is a link to a searchable list of all NSF Active Funding Opportunities http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?sort=date

FOUNDATION-SPONSORED OPPORTUNITIES

Please check sponsor websites for current deadlines and guidelines

AGING
Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging
Sponsor: The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research partnered with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
Description: to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows, who are uniquely capable of 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
Contact: http://www.afar.org/research/funding/glenn-postdoc/

ALS
Milton Safenowitz Post-Doctoral Fellowship for ALS Research
Sponsor: ALS Association
Description: to support postdoctoral research relevant to ALS
Contact: http://www.alsa.org/research/for-researchers/the-als-association-research.html

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Sponsor: American Health Assistance Foundation
Description: to support researchers in the final stages of mentored training to serve as the basis for the fellow’s independent research career
Contact:  http://www.ahaf.org/research/apply/openawards.html

ANATOMY
AAA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Sponsor: American Association of Atonomists
Description: to support an AAA member who is a postdoctoral fellow working in any aspect of biology relevant to the anatomical sciences
Contact: http://www.anatomy.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/award-grant-scholarship-deadlines_0.pdf

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Career Awards for Medical Scientists
Sponsor: The Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Description: to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty services.
Contact: http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/biomedical-sciences/career-awards-medical-scientists

Postdoctoral Research Training
Sponsor: Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
Description: to support postdoctoral fellowships to increase the number of imaginative, well- trained and dedicated medical scientists who hold a PhD or MD degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research
Contact: http://www.hhwf.org/HTMLSrc/ResearchFellowships.html

CANCER
Fellowship Awards
Sponsor: Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund
Description: to support postdoctoral fellows with not more than one year of postdoctoral experience in the following areas: carcinogens of organic and inorganic origins, virus studies, epidemiology, endocrinology, tissue transplants, genetics and mutagenesis, microbiology, biochemistry, recombinant DNA, gene isolation, development, structural biology and growth control
Contact: http://www.jccfund.org/fellowship-information

Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sponsor: American Cancer Society
Description: to support the training of researchers with a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research
Contact: http://www.cancer.org/research/applyforaresearchgrant/granttypes/postdoctoral-fellowships

Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sponsor: Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Description: to attract scientists into careers addressing important research questions about breast cancer, expand the skills and expertise of breast cancer researchers in training, and position trainees for independent careers conducting breast cancer research that will directly affect breast cancer patients
Contact: http://ww5.komen.org/ResearchGrants/FundingOpportunities.html

Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
Sponsor: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Description: to support the training of the brightest postdoctoral scientists as they embark upon their research careers
Contact: http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/categories/category/awards/

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND STROKE
Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sponsor: American Heart Association Founders Affiliate
Description: To help trainees initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research while obtaining significant research results under the supervision of a sponsor or mentor; supports individuals before they are ready for some stage of independent research
Contact: http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Research/FundingOpportunities/Funding-Opportunities_UCM_316909_SubHomePage.jsp
 
COMPLEX SYSTEMS
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Studying Complex Systems
Sponsor: James S. McDonnell Foundation
Description: to provide students with an opportunity to seek potential postdoctoral research opportunities on the basis of the student’s interest and desire to obtain additional skills and experience that will further their pursuit of careers in complex systems science
Contact: http://www.jsmf.org/apply/fellowship/

CYSTIC FIBROSIS
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sponsor: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Description: to support to M.D.s, Ph.D.s, and M.D./Ph.D.s interested in conducting basic or clinical research related to cystic fibrosis. Studies may be carried out at the subcellular, cellular, animal, or patient levels.
Contact: http://www.cff.org/research/ForResearchers/FundingOpportunities/TrainingGrants/#

DERMATOLOGY
Dermatology Fellowships
Sponsor: Dermatology Foundation
Description: intended to advance the research careers of individuals in the early stages of career development.

  • Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship designed to support dermatologists who desire research training and have a commitment to an academic career in medical and surgical dermatology
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology designed to foster the development of clinical scholars in pediatric dermatology that will advance the field through patient care, research and teaching

Contact: http://dermatologyfoundation.org/rap/

DIABETES
Diabetes Research Fellowships
Sponsor: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Description: to support postdoctoral research focused on addressing the scientific and clinical challenges and gaps to cure type-1 diabetes and its complications through the following two fellowship programs:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship designed to attract qualified, promising scientists entering their professional career in the T1D research field; intended for those in a relatively early state in their career
  • Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships 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.

Contact: http://jdrf.org/grant-center/grant-opportunities-and-deadlines/

DIGESTIVE HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Gastroenterological Fellowship to Faculty Transition Awards
Sponsor: American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation
Description: to prepare physician-scientists for independent basic science research careers in digestive diseases
Contact: http://www.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/career-development-awards/fellowship-to-faculty-transition-awards

EDUCATION RESEARCH
National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sponsor: National Academy of Education
Description: to support early career scholars working in critical areas of education research
Contact: http://www.naeducation.org/NAED_080201.htm

ENVIRONMENT
Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
Sponsor: Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Description: to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry
Contact: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/postdoctoral_program.shtml

Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Sponsor: Resources for the Future Foundation
Description: to provide one year of scholarly work in areas related to natural resources, energy, or health and the environment
Contact: http://www.rff.org/About_RFF/Pages/GilbertFWhitePostdoctoralFellowshipProgram.aspx

EPILEPSY
Epilepsy Fellowship Opportunity
Sponsor: Epilepsy Foundation
Description: to develop behavioral scientists to teach the appropriate psychosocial intervention techniques used in working with people with epilepsy and contribute to the body of behavioral research in epilepsy
Contact: http://www.epilepsy.com/accelerating-new-therapies/our-research-program/grant-and-fellowship-opportunities#BSPDF

FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIAS
Frontotemporal Dementias Request for Fellowship Proposals
Sponsor: The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias
Note: 2 year cycles starting in odd years
Description: to support basic, translational, clinical and/or epidemiological frontotemporal dementias research by an outstanding scientist at the beginning of his/her career.
Contact: http://www.ftd-picks.org/research/aftd-research-initiatives/current-rfps

HEALTH OUTCOMES
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation (PhRMA)

  • Health Outcomes Postdoctoral Fellowship to support postdoctoral career development activities of individuals prepared (or preparing) to engage in research that will strengthen representation of health outcomes in schools of pharmacy, medicine, nursing and public health.
  • Translational Medicine & Therapeutics Postdoctoral Fellowships to further develop and refine postdoctoral training in the area of translational medicine and therapeutics

Contact: http://www.phrmafoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93&Itemid=2

HEMATOLOGY
Scholar Awards
Sponsor: American Society of Hematology
Description: to support hematologists and to support basic or clinical/translational research
Contact: http://www.hematology.org/Awards/Career-Training/463.aspx#

HEMOPHILIA
Judith Graham pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Sponsor: National Hemophilia Foundation
Description: to support applicants who have completed doctoral training and apply from a doctoral, postdoctoral, internship or residency training program. Permissible research topics include pre-clinical or basic science research on the biochemical, genetic or hematologic aspects of hemophilia or von Willebrand disease. Other topics might focus on liver disease, HIV/AIDS, orthopedics, women’s health, or other therapeutic modalities as they pertain to bleeding disorders.
Contact: http://www.hemophilia.org/NHFWeb/MainPgs/MainNHF.aspx?menuid=74&contentid=534&rpt%20name=research

HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE
John J. Wasmuth Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sponsor: Hereditary Disease Foundation
Description: to support research projects that will contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect of Huntington's disease. Areas of interest include trinucleotide expansions, animal models, gene therapy, neurobiology and development of the basal ganglia, cell survival and death, and intercellular signaling in striatal neurons.
Contact: http://www.hdfoundation.org/funding/postdoct.php

INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Sponsor: Association of Public Health Laboratories
Description: to train and prepare scientists for careers in public health laboratories by supporting public health initiatives related to infectious disease research.
Contact: http://www.aphl.org/mycareer/fellowships/eid/pages/default.aspx

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
Crohns & Colitis Research Fellowship Awards
Sponsor: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
Description: to encourage the development of individuals with research potential to help prepare them for careers of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Contact: http://www.ccfa.org/science-and-professionals/research/grants-fellowships/research-fellowship-awards.html

LIFE SCIENCES
Life Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Sponsor: Life Sciences Research Foundation
Description: to provide postdoctoral fellowship support across the spectrum of the life sciences: biochemistry; cell, developmental, molecular, plant, structural, organismic population and evolutionary biology; endocrinology; immunology; microbiology; neurobiology, physiology; and virology with funds raised from industry, foundations, and individuals to support the highest quality young scientists in the best research environments.
Contact: http://www.lsrf.org/apply/application-instructions

Research Fellowships
Sponsor: Human Frontier Science Program
Description: to support fellowships that provide cross-disciplinary training for researchers. Fellows may choose to stay for up to three years in the host country or use the last year of their fellowship to return to their home country or to move to another HFSPO member country.

  • Long Term Fellowships (LTF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline, who will broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work
  • Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences), who have had limited exposure to biology during their previous training

Contact: http://www.hfsp.org/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships

UNESCO-L’OREAL International Fellowships Programme for Young Women in Life Sciences
Sponsor: UNESCO in partnership with L'Oreal
Description: to support research at the doctoral or post-doctoral level in one or allied fields of life sciences including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy and physiology.
Contact: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/unesco-loreal-international-fellowships-programme-for-young-women-in-life-sciences-2014/

LIVER DISEASE
NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowship Program
Sponsor: American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)
Description: support for certified and licensed Nurse Practitioners (NP) or Physician Assistants (PA) pursuing a full-year of training focused on clinical care in hepatology
Contact: http://www.aasld.org/awards/aasld/Pages/ClinicalHepatologyFellowshipProgram.aspx

LUNG RESEARCH
Senior Research Training Fellowship
Sponsor: American Lung Association
Description: to support the training of MDs and PhDs seeking further academic training as scientific investigators with the goal of pursuing a career in pulmonary medicine and lung biology research
Contact: http://www.lung.org/finding-cures/grant-opportunities/

MOVEMENT DISORDER RESEARCH
Clinical Fellowship Training Program
Sponsor: Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Description: to support the training of exceptionally qualified physicians in preparation for their clinical and/or research career in movement disorders with a special competence in the evaluation and treatment of dystonia
Contact: http://www.dystonia-foundation.org/pages/clinical_fellowship_training_program/725.php
 
MULTIPLE MYELOMA
Research Fellow Awards
Sponsor: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Description: to fund researchers with less than five years’ experience (post graduate degree) and working under the supervision of a research sponsor in the multiple myeloma field
Contact: http://www.themmrf.org/research-programs/for-academic-researchers/grant-opportunities.html#fellows

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Sponsor: National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)
Description: to support the training of postdoctoral fellows in studies related to MS in its efforts to end MS forever
Contact: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Training-Grants-and-Fellowships/Postdoctoral-Fellowships

NEUROSCIENCE
Neuroscience Scholars Program
Sponsor: Society for Neuroscience
Description: a multi-year fellowship to enhance career development and professional networking opportunities for underrepresented and diverse graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of neuroscience
Contact: http://www.sfn.org/Awards-and-Funding/Individual-Prizes-and-Fellowships/Fellowships/Neuroscience-Scholars-Program

Post-Doctoral Study Grants
Sponsor: Fondation Fyssen
Description: designed to fund research in disciplines such as Ethology, Paleontology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Psychology, Epistemology, Logic and the Sciences of nervous system. This award is meant for French or foreign researchers, holders of a foreign PhD and who wish to achieve their project in a Laboratory in France; or either French or foreign researchers holders of a French PhD who wish to achieve their project in a Laboratory abroad (excluded origin country and de co-tutorship)
Contact: http://www.fondationfyssen.fr/en/post-doctoral-study-grants/

NUCLEAR MEDICINE
Postdoctoral Molecular Imaging Scholar Program
Sponsor: Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Note: Award is only offered every other year, starting in odd years
Description: to support a two-year research endeavor that promotes integration of molecular imaging into the career of the trainee
Contact: http://www.snmmi.org/grants

OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA
Michael Geisman Fellowships
Sponsor: Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Foundation
Description: to support post-doctoral trainees (that is, those with an MD, DDS, DO, or PhD) who are currently working on projects with clear relevance to OI, or who have projects that will enable them to develop expertise in OI research
Contact: http://www.oif.org/site/PageServer?pagename=RS_GrantApp

PANCREATIC CANCER
Research Fellowship Awards
Sponsor: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Description: to build the pancreatic cancer research community, incubate innovative research projects, expedite scientific and medical breakthroughs, and nurture collaborations across disciplines and institutions through the following two fellowship programs:

  • Pathway to Leadership Grants to support highly promising early career scientists in their mentored research phase and in the transition to research independence by postdoctoral/clinical research fellows
  • Fellowships Grants to support highly promising early career scientists in their mentored research phase

Contact: http://www.pancan.org/section_research/research_grants_program/apply_for_a_grant.php

PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sponsor: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
Description: to encourage young scientists, clinicians and students to devote their talents to the study of Parkinson’s

  • Basic Scientists: to fund one-year fellowships for young scientists, fresh from their Ph.D. training, to study at major research institutions
  • Clinical Neurologists: for young clinicians who have completed their neurology residency and are seeking clinical research experience

Contact: http://www.pdf.org/en/grant_funding_fellow

RADIOLOGY
Research Fellow Grants
Sponsor: Radiological Society of North America Foundation
Description: to provide young investigators an opportunity to gain further insight into scientific investigation and to gain competence in research techniques and methods in anticipation of establishing a career in academic radiologic science
Contact: http://rsna.org/Research_Resident_Grant.aspx

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Research and Program Opportunities in Reproductive Health
Sponsor: The Lalor Foundation
Description: to give assistance and encouragement to capable investigators embarking on teaching and research careers in the field of mammalian reproductive biology as related to the regulation of fertility
Contact: http://66.147.244.193/~lalorfou/?page_id=13

RETT SYNDROME
Mentored Training Fellowship Program
Sponsor: International Rett Syndrome Research Foundation
Description: to support scientists early in their career to in both basic and clinical research in the field of Rett syndrome so that they become successful, independent basic research scientists and clinical investigators
Contact: http://www.rettsyndrome.org/research-programs/grant-programs/mentored-training-fellowship-program

SUICIDE PREVENTION
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Sponsor: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Description: designed to enable young investigators to qualify for independent careers in suicide research.
Contact: http://www.afsp.org/research/research-grant-information/research-grant-categories
 
TOURETTE SYNDROME
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sponsor: Tourette Syndrome Association
Description: to fund 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
Contact: http://www.tsa-usa.org/research.html

TROPICAL MEDICINE
Robert E. Shope International Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
Sponsor: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Description: to support individuals with doctoral-level degrees who seek fellowship funding to support travel, living and research expenses to work in laboratories in the tropics to pursue studies in arbovirology and/or emerging tropical infectious diseases
Contact: http://www.astmh.org/ASTMH_Sponsored_Fellowships/5516.htm

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases
Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund/ American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Description: to stimulate or sustain interest in research in tropical infectious diseases by individuals who are planning academic or other career paths ultimately focused on clinical research relevant to tropical or developing areas of the world
Contact: http://www.astmh.org/ASTMH_Sponsored_Fellowships/5516.htm

WOMEN IN SCIENCE
L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program
Sponsor: L’Oréal USA administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Description: recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers
Contact: http://www.lorealusa.com/Foundation/Article.aspx?topcode=Foundation_AccessibleScience_Fellowships