Fellowships List
Title Deadline(s) International Eligible? Time as Postdoc Area(s)
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Awards Varies For some    
AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program January



AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships November No   STEM or social sciences
AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships January Yes   Biomedical
African American History Mellon Scholars Post-Doctoral Fellowship March     History
Alpha-1 Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant September (LoI), February (application)     Biomedical
American Diabetes Association Postdoctoral Fellowship April Yes   Biomedical
American Epilepsy Society Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship November (LoI)/January (application) Yes   Biomedical
American Heart Association/Myocarditis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award July Yes <5 years Biomedical
American Museum of Natural History Postdoctoral Fellowship November Yes   North American fauna, marine research, bioinformatics, ornithology, or museum anthropology
American Society for Human Genetics: Genetics Education and Engagement Fellowship April Yes; must be eligible to work in United States


Genetics and education
American Society for Mass Spectrometry Postdoctoral Award November   <3 years Mass spec
Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration Postdoctoral Research Fellowship November (LoI)/January (proposal) Yes <3 years Biomedical
Astronomical TGF Fellowship Programme March PhD and postdoc research performed in different countries < year Cosmology and astronomy
Ataxia-telangiectasia Postdoctoral Fellowship Award August   <1 year Biomedical
Australia's Endeavor Research Fellowships June Yes   Variety
Autism Speaks Meixner Fellowship in Translational Research February Yes ≤5 years


Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships September Canadian citizens and postdocs training in Canada    
Baxter Young Investigator Award Program June Yes


Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grants   International travel to/from Europe    
Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award


May Yes Not listed Biomedical
Bright Focus Alzheimer's Disease Research (ADR): Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards October     Biomedical
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface September/January Yes 12-48 months Transitions from physical/ mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into work in the biological sciences
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program January No ≤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 Engineering April     Chemical sciences; note applications come from the PI
Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program April 1 and Oct. 1 Yes ≤5 years Biomedical
CF@LANTA Research Development Program Fellowships June Yes   Biomedical
CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) Taking Flight Award November and April Yes >3 years Biomedical
Custom Animal Model Award (CAMA) November     Biology
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships September Yes (if working in US)


Danone Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship February No   Biomedical
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award March and August Yes   Biomedical
Debbie's Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Research Fellowship November Yes   Biomedical
Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Postdoctoral Scholars Program: Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction April     Defense
DoD Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 November Yes   Biomedical
DoD Cancer Research Program Horizon Award September     Biomedical
DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program May Yes   Biomedical
DoD Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) March Yes   Biomedical
Entomological Society of America (ESA) Henry and Sylvia Richardson Research Grant June     Entomology
European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Postdoctoral Fellowships February   >2 years International exchange is required
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Postdoctoral Research Awards April No ≤5 years Energy efficiency and renewable energy
Epilepsy Foundation of America Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship January Yes; work must be done in United States Have Ph.D. by time fellowship starts Biomedical
Ford Foundation Fellowships November No   Sciences, social science, and humanities
Fragile X Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships February Yes   Biomedical
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards August Yes   Various
Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Career Development Awards July Yes 3-10 years Biological sciences
Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging March (letter of intent)/June (full application if invited)   ≤5 years Biomedical
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowship Program July Yes ≤5 years Biomedical
Hope Funds for Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship September   <2 years in sponsor's lab


Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna H. Gray Fellow Program for Early Career Scientists February Yes <12 months Biomedical
IEEE Life Members' Fellowship in Electrical History February


≤4 years Electrical science and technology
Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program April No <5 years Various
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship February Yes; for foreign nationals, awards will be made only for study in the United States ≤18 months Biomedical
Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowships from the National Hemophilia Foundation February letter of intent for April application Yes ≤6 years Biomedical
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) Postdoctoral and Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships June Yes varies Biomedical
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Short-term Research in Japan January, April No   All fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural Sciences
Keystone Symposia Scholarships Varies   <6 years Biology
Leakey Foundation Research Grants January Yes   Human Origins
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Career Development Awards September Yes Various Biomedical
The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology February Yes <5 years Philosophy and astrobiology
L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship February No   STEM
Lung Cancer Research Foundation July     Biomedical
Lymphatic Education and Research Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program January Yes >3 years Biomedical
Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research (HIV/AIDS) July   3-6 years Biomedical
Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship for ALS Research Awards January (abstract)/March (final) Yes >18 months Biomedical
Morris Animal Foundation Fellowship Training Grant July     Welfare of large animals
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Postdoctoral Fellowships December varies by program   Economics
National Endowment for the Arts's Literature Fellowships March     Prose & Poetry
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Research August Yes <3 years Biomedical
New Horizons in Physics or Math Prize for Junior Researchers May     Physics and math
NIH Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (K25) Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12 annually No No requirement Quantitative fields transitioning to biomedical
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12 annually Yes <4 years Biomedical
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) April, August, December (annually) No ≤3 years Biomedical
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships October No ≤5 years since Ph.D. and <3 years postdoctoral training Astronomy and astrophysics
NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships January No ≤3 years Atmospheric and geospace sciences
NSF Documenting Endangered Languages September     Social, behavioral, and economic sciences
NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships January No ≤18 full-time-equivalent months Earth sciences
NSF GeoPRISMS Postdoctoral Fellowships July Yes   Geology
NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships October No ≤2 years Mathematical sciences
NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research Full proposal accepted anytime No ≤4 years since Ph.D. and <3 years postdoctoral training Polar regions research
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology November No ≤12 full-time months Biology
NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships October No ≤36 months Social, behavioral, and economic sciences
NSF Science, Technology, and Society Postdoctoral Fellowships August No ≤5 years Interface between STEM disciplines and society
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant October Yes <5 years Biomedical
Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation September Yes <4 years  Biomedical
Parkinson's Disease Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists  November (lol); full application: (February) Yes <5 years Biomedical
Pathway to Stop Diabetes: Initiator (Postdoc-to-Faculty Transition) Award April   <7 years Biomedical
PhRMA Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Starter Grants September No   Biomedical
PLOS Early Career Travel Award Program Multiple   <5 years Authors of PLOS articles
Psychosocial Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants March Yes <5 years  
Prostate Cancer Research Program Postdoctoral Training Award August Yes ≤3 years Biomedical
Sam Nunn Security Program Fellowship at Georgia Tech March     Various
Simons Autism Research Initiative Bridge to Independence Award February Yes ≤8 years Biomedical
Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life Postdoctoral Fellowships September Yes <5 years Astroscience
Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Biology September   <5 years Conservation biology
Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology May Yes <2 years Marine microbial ecology
Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants       Various
Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants July Yes ≤5 years Biomedical
Thrasher Research Foundation Early Career Award March and September Yes ≤3 years Biomedical
Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems - 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards  (James S. McDonnell Foundation) June     Systems
Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation September     Biomedical