Fellowships List
TitleDeadline(s)International Eligible?Time as PostdocArea(s)
American Association of University Women (AAUW) AwardsVariesFor some  
AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows ProgramJanuary  STEM
AAAS Science & Technology Policy FellowshipsNovemberNo STEM or social sciences
AACR Basic Cancer Research FellowshipsJanuaryYes Biomedical
African American History Mellon Scholars Post-Doctoral FellowshipMarch  History
Alpha-1 Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship GrantSeptember (LoI), February (application)  Biomedical
American Diabetes Association Postdoctoral FellowshipAprilYes Biomedical
American Epilepsy Society Post-Doctoral Research FellowshipNovember (LoI)/January (application)Yes Biomedical
American Heart Association/Myocarditis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship AwardJulyYes<5 yearsBiomedical
American Museum of Natural History Postdoctoral FellowshipNovemberYes North American fauna, marine research, bioinformatics, ornithology, or museum anthropology
American Society for Human Genetics: Genetics Education and Engagement FellowshipAprilYes; must be eligible to work in United States Genetics and education
American Society for Mass Spectrometry Postdoctoral AwardNovember <3 yearsMass spec
Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration Postdoctoral Research FellowshipNovember (LoI)/January (proposal)Yes<3 yearsBiomedical
Astronomical TGF Fellowship ProgrammeMarchPhD and postdoc research performed in different countries< yearCosmology and astronomy
Ataxia-telangiectasia Postdoctoral Fellowship AwardAugust <1 yearBiomedical
Australia's Endeavor Research FellowshipsJuneYes Variety
Autism Speaks Meixner Fellowship in Translational ResearchFebruaryYes

≤5 years


Banting Postdoctoral FellowshipsSeptemberCanadian citizens and postdocs training in Canada  
Baxter Young Investigator Award ProgramJuneYes Biomedical
Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grants International travel to/from Europe  
Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough AwardMayYesNot listedBiomedical
Bright Focus Alzheimer's Disease Research (ADR): Postdoctoral Fellowship AwardsOctober  Biomedical
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific InterfaceSeptember/JanuaryYes12-48 monthsTransitions from physical/ mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into work in the biological sciences
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment ProgramJanuaryNo≤36 mo. experience and ≤5  years since Ph.D.Biomedical; underrepresented minority
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grants (CRTG)February  Biomedical
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation: Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and EngineeringApril  Chemical sciences; note applications come from the PI
Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship ProgramApril 1 and Oct. 1Yes≤5 yearsBiomedical
CF@LANTA Research Development Program FellowshipsJuneYes Biomedical
CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) Taking Flight AwardNovember and AprilYes>3 yearsBiomedical
Custom Animal Model Award (CAMA)November  Biology
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoctoral Research FellowshipsSeptemberYes (if working in US) Biomedical
Danone Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics FellowshipFebruaryNo Biomedical
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship AwardMarch and AugustYes Biomedical
Debbie's Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Research FellowshipNovemberYes Biomedical
Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Postdoctoral Scholars Program: Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass DestructionApril  Defense
DoD Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2NovemberYes Biomedical
DoD Cancer Research Program Horizon AwardSeptember  Biomedical
DoD Prostate Cancer Research ProgramMayYes Biomedical
DoD Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)MarchYes Biomedical
Entomological Society of America (ESA) Henry and Sylvia Richardson Research GrantJune  Entomology
European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Postdoctoral FellowshipsFebruary >2 yearsInternational exchange is required
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Postdoctoral Research AwardsAprilNo≤5 yearsEnergy efficiency and renewable energy
Epilepsy Foundation of America Postdoctoral Research Training FellowshipJanuaryYes; work must be done in United StatesHave Ph.D. by time fellowship startsBiomedical
Ford Foundation FellowshipsNovemberNo Sciences, social science, and humanities
Fragile X Foundation Postdoctoral FellowshipsFebruaryYes Biomedical
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar AwardsAugustYes Various
Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Career Development AwardsJulyYes3-10 yearsBiological sciences
Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on AgingMarch (letter of intent)/June (full application if invited) ≤5 yearsBiomedical
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowship ProgramJulyYes≤5 yearsBiomedical
Hope Funds for Cancer Research Postdoctoral FellowshipSeptember <2 years in sponsor's labBiomedical
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna H. Gray Fellow Program for Early Career ScientistsFebruaryYes<12 monthsBiomedical
IEEE Life Members' Fellowship in Electrical HistoryFebruary ≤4 yearsElectrical science and technology
Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship ProgramAprilNo<5 yearsVarious
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research Postdoctoral FellowshipFebruaryYes; for foreign nationals, awards will be made only for study in the United States≤18 monthsBiomedical
Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowships from the National Hemophilia FoundationFebruary letter of intent for April applicationYes≤6 yearsBiomedical
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) Postdoctoral and Advanced Postdoctoral FellowshipsJuneYesvariesBiomedical
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Short-term Research in JapanJanuary, AprilNo All fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural Sciences
Keystone Symposia ScholarshipsVaries <6 yearsBiology
Leakey Foundation Research GrantsJanuaryYes Human Origins
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Career Development AwardsSeptemberYesVariousBiomedical
The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in AstrobiologyFebruaryYes<5 yearsPhilosophy and astrobiology
L'Oreal USA For Women in Science FellowshipFebruaryNo STEM
Lung Cancer Research FoundationJuly  Biomedical
Lymphatic Education and Research Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards ProgramJanuaryYes>3 yearsBiomedical
Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research (HIV/AIDS)July 3-6 yearsBiomedical
Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship for ALS Research AwardsJanuary (abstract)/March (final)Yes>18 monthsBiomedical
Morris Animal Foundation Fellowship Training GrantJuly  Welfare of large animals
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Postdoctoral FellowshipsDecembervaries by program Economics
National Endowment for the Arts's Literature FellowshipsMarch  Prose & Poetry
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation ResearchAugustYes<3 yearsBiomedical
New Horizons in Physics or Math Prize for Junior ResearchersMay  Physics and math
NIH Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (K25)Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12 annuallyNoNo requirementQuantitative fields transitioning to biomedical
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12 annuallyYes<4 yearsBiomedical
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)April, August, December (annually)No≤3 yearsBiomedical
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral FellowshipsOctoberNo≤5 years since Ph.D. and <3 years postdoctoral trainingAstronomy and astrophysics
NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research FellowshipsJanuaryNo≤3 yearsAtmospheric and geospace sciences
NSF Documenting Endangered LanguagesSeptember  Social, behavioral, and economic sciences
NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral FellowshipsJanuaryNo≤18 full-time-equivalent monthsEarth sciences
NSF GeoPRISMS Postdoctoral FellowshipsJulyYes Geology
NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research FellowshipsOctoberNo≤2 yearsMathematical sciences
NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions ResearchFull proposal accepted anytimeNo≤4 years since Ph.D. and <3 years postdoctoral trainingPolar regions research
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in BiologyNovemberNo≤12 full-time monthsBiology
NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Postdoctoral Research FellowshipsOctoberNo≤36 monthsSocial, behavioral, and economic sciences
NSF Science, Technology, and Society Postdoctoral FellowshipsAugustNo≤5 yearsInterface between STEM disciplines and society
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership GrantOctoberYes<5 yearsBiomedical
Paralyzed Veterans of America Research FoundationSeptemberYes<4 years Biomedical
Parkinson's Disease Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic ScientistsNovember (lol); full application: (February)Yes<5 yearsBiomedical
Pathway to Stop Diabetes: Initiator (Postdoc-to-Faculty Transition) AwardApril <7 yearsBiomedical
PhRMA Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Starter GrantsSeptemberNo Biomedical
PLOS Early Career Travel Award ProgramMultiple <5 yearsAuthors of PLOS articles
Psychosocial Research Postdoctoral Fellowship GrantsMarchYes<5 years 
Prostate Cancer Research Program Postdoctoral Training AwardAugustYes≤3 yearsBiomedical
Sam Nunn Security Program Fellowship at Georgia TechMarch  Various
Simons Autism Research Initiative Bridge to Independence AwardFebruaryYes≤8 yearsBiomedical
Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life Postdoctoral FellowshipsSeptemberYes<5 yearsAstroscience
Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation BiologySeptember <5 yearsConservation biology
Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial EcologyMayYes<2 yearsMarine microbial ecology
Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants   Various
Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship GrantsJulyYes≤5 yearsBiomedical
Thrasher Research Foundation Early Career AwardMarch and SeptemberYes≤3 yearsBiomedical
Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems - 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards  (James S. McDonnell Foundation)June  Systems
Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research FoundationSeptember  Biomedical