Funding Opportunities

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award

Purpose:  Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance is requesting Letters of Intent for the 2018 Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award. This grant provides funding for trainees who are working under the supervision of a mentor who is a recognized leader in the field of ovarian cancer research, or relevant area.

Terms of Award:  The Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award provides a total of $75,000 to be used over one or two years. Although the trainee may take part in some non-research activities (e.g. class work, clinical activities) at least 90% effort should be devoted to research during the tenure of the OCRFA award.

It is the mentor’s responsibility to assure that a trainee who receives this award submits the required progress reports (narrative and financial) throughout the award cycle. Any publications or presentations of work resulting from this award should acknowledge support from OCRFA.

Letters of Intent must be submitted via the proposalCENTRAL website ( by 5:00pm ET on April 28, 2017.

For eligibility and additional information, go to 

American Foundation for AIDS Research Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research

Maximum Funding: $150,000 
Performance Period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2019

Request Instructions and Portal Log-in (REQUIRED) – 3:00 PM EDT, May 9, 2017
Letter of Intent Submission - 3:00 PM EDT, May 11, 2017

The goal of amfAR's Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research is to:

  • Facilitate the exceptional postdoctoral researcher's transition to an independent career in HIV/AIDS research within an academic institution or nonprofit organization
  • Support two years of postdoctoral basic biomedical research (phase I)
  • Provide the possibility ofone additional year of research funding during the first year of an independent research position (phase II)

Applicant Eligibility and Qualifications

Applicants must::

  • Hold a research or clinical doctorate completed between three and six years prior to April 14, 2017*
  • Be affiliated with a nonprofit research institution anywhere in the world
  • Be mentored by an experienced investigator at the same institution who: (a) is qualified to oversee the proposed research; (b) has successfully supervised postdoctoral fellows; and (c) is at the associate professor level or higher.
  • Be positioned to secure an independent research position no later than March 2020
  • Be the first author on significant publications in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Have made oral and poster presentations at major scientific conferences and meetings
  • Propose a line of research that indicates the applicant is ready to become intellectually independent of the mentor

*The three- to six-year period for applicants who have earned an M.D. or M.D. and Ph.D. begins with the date they finished their internship.

Submission Requirements and Deadlines
Submission of a letter of intent (LOI) is completed through an online portal.

To request a portal log-in and additional information go to:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Career Transition Fellowships

Finding a way to stop MS, restore function and end MS forever will require a cadre of well-trained scientists engaged in MS-related research. The Society’s Career Transition Fellowship addresses this need by fostering the development and productivity of young scientists who have potential to make significant contributions to MS research and help ensure the future and stability of MS research. The Career Transition Fellowship targets current postdoctoral trainees who demonstrate both commitment and exceptional potential to conduct MS-related research. The award provides approximately $550,000 over five years to support a two-year period of advanced postdoctoral training in MS research and the first three years of research support in a new faculty appointment.

Application process:

The application process for this award involves two levels of review, preliminary and full applications. To submit a proposal for research support, investigators must first register with our Apply Online site ( and complete a pre-application. Staff will review the pre-applications and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Deadline 2017: Preliminary application due May 10; Full application due August 16

Download instructions for online submission of research grant applications (.pdf)
Download complete information and policies on applying for Career Transition Fellowships (.pdf)

For more information, please contact:

Douglas S. Landsman, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, Biomedical Research 

Harvard University Radcliffe Institute Fellowships

Each of the more than 850 fellows who have been in residence at the Radcliffe Institute has pursued an independent project, but the collaborative experience unites all of them. Scholars, scientists, and artists work on individual projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and more.  

Applications in all academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts are encouraged, and there are a few areas of special interest:

The Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.

Cluster Applicants for the 2018–2019 Fellowship Year

The deadline to apply as a cluster is May 15, 2017.

Clusters are made up of two or three individuals. As a fellowship cluster you would spend the year pursuing your cluster’s research interests or project. The Institute encourages the inclusion of junior faculty. You can search for previous fellowship clusters here.

All members of the cluster (excluding creative artists) must have been awarded their doctorates by December 2016. Only scholars who have published at least two refereed articles in journals or edited collections are eligible to apply. Please note specific eligibility requirements here.

In order to gain consideration to apply jointly, the convener(s) of such a group should submit the following to

The cluster convener will be notified on the status of their proposal in July.

For questions regarding the application process you can contact us by e-mail or phone at or 617-496-1324.

Individual Applicants for the 2018–2019 Fellowship Year

Our online application for the 2018–2019 fellowship year is now available.

The deadline for individual applications in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences is September 14, 2017.

For applications in the natural sciences and mathematics, the deadline is October 5, 2017.

Selection Process:

Former fellows of the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program (2000 to present) are not eligible to apply.

Each application is reviewed in a dual-tiered process by peers in relevant disciplines. Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise. Applicants are notified by e-mail of the results of the selection process in March.

Terms and Conditions:

Stipends are funded up to $77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. If so directed, Radcliffe will pay the stipend to the fellow’s home institution. Please note that we can only pay stipends to US-based home institutions. The Radcliffe stipend should be allocated entirely for salary and fringe benefits while the faculty member is in residence as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. The Institute does not allow overhead to be charged on these payments.

We work with fellows who have families to help with relocation issues for a smooth transition.

Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2018 through May 31, 2019. Visual, film, and video artists may apply to come for either one or two semesters. In the event that they come for one semester, the stipend is $38,750. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so that they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute to participate fully in the life of the community.

For application materials and additional information go to

Lipedema Foundation Grant Programs

The Lipedema Foundation welcomes Letter of Intent submissions until May 15, 2017. We encourage applicants to submit proposals that align with the Foundation's Mission, Strategy, and Values.

Mission: To Define, Diagnose, and Develop Treatments for Lipedema

Strategy: The Lipedema Foundation supports collaborative research that addresses the basic biology, genetics, and epidemiology of lipedema


  • Transparency, the Foundation strives for an open and active discussion with and amongst grantees
  • Collaboration, the Foundation stresses the importance of collaborative research
  • Community, the Foundation favors research efforts that will build and leverage a patient-researcher community

Application Process

The Foundation employs a multi-stage process to assess submitted research applications:

  1. Interested researchers are asked tosubmit a Letter of Intent here. Applicants can expect a reply within two weeks of submission.
  2. If the submitted LOI aligns with the Foundation's research strategy, we will schedule a call with applicants to learn more about the proposed work. If the LOI is beyond the parameters of the type of research the Foundation is seeking to fund, applicants will be notified via email.
  3. Successful LOI's will then be invited to submit a Full Application.

Funding Programs

As the lipedema research field remains to be defined, we request that single and multi-year applications be milestone-driven. The listed programs are meant to be guidelines for applicants, and the Foundation welcomes applications that do not fit strictly into these descriptions. 

Collaborative Research Award - Designed to foster collaborative research, these awards offer a longer time horizon to accomplish proposed research and requires involvement of multiple institutions or multi-disciplinary researchers

  • Maximum award, $250,000, applicable towards proportional salary, fringe benefits, and research costs
  • Duration, two years, milestone driven award
  • Applications that involve current Foundation grantees receive priority review

Proof-of-Concept Award - Designed for early stage and established investigators with research hypotheses with potential relevance to lipedema

  • Maximum award, $125,000, applicable towards proportional salary, fringe benefits, and research costs
  • Duration, one year
  • Grantees are eligible for a streamlined renewal process

Post-doctoral Fellowship - Designed for post-docs at any stage of their training

  • Maximum annual award/stipend, $50,000
  • Duration, two years guaranteed, third year renewable
  • Highly qualified applications are eligible for up to $25,000 in independent research funding

Pre-doctoral Fellowship - Designed for graduate students at any stage of their training

  • Maximum annual stipend, $25,000
  • Duration, two years guaranteed, third year renewable
  • Highly qualified applications are eligible for up to $10,000 in independent research funding

Lipedema Foundation Grant-making Provisions

(1) The Foundation’s maximum allowable indirect costs are 10% of total direct costs. (2) In an effort to build a lipedema research network, by submitting a Full Application, you agree to serve as a potential reviewer of submitted LOI/Full Applications. (3) The Foundation highly encourages collaborations across current and potential grantees, and may facilitate interactions with potential partners. 

A Foundation letter explicitly stating these provisions can be downloaded here.


Instrumentl SEAL Grants

Amount: Up to US $5,000

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher, Masters Student, PhD Student, Graduate Student

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Research, Education / Outreach

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

View Application

SEAL Awards Overview:  The SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Awards launched in 2017 and is an awards-driven environmental advocacy organization. Our core beliefs maintain that  environmental progress requires leadership, leadership deserves recognition, and recognition is a form of accountability.

Seal Awards are granted to graduate students (master's and PhD students) and postdocs working on advancing environmental policy or the public’s understanding of an environmental issue.

The amount of award(s) is up to $5,000 with the average award being $1,000 or less.

Conditions of Award:  

  • By accepting a SEAL Grant you agree to be cited in SEAL press release and social media announcements.
  • Any air travel in course of the project is required to include payment of carbon offset (e.g.
  • Recipients of a grant are required to submit an annual report within one year of receipt of funds to the SEAL Awards CEO outlining impact and use of funds.


  • Projects must have a reasonable chance of producing results that can influence either:
    • environmental policy (eg - corporate policy, governmental policy), and/or
    • the public’s understanding of an environmental issue.
  • Projects must have a strong clarity of purpose. For example, the merits of research project can be convincingly summarized in 5 or fewer bullet point sentences.
  • Projects must be able to quantify impacts (i.e. cost and benefits).


  • Particular areas of interest could include, but are not limited to:
    • environmental economics
    • environmental sustainability
    • natural resources
    • food loss & waste
    • carbon and other industrial pollution mitigation, etc.


  • The maximum grant size is $5,000, and any application asking for more than this will be rejected. The total budget of a project, however, can be higher if there are other sources of funding awarded or being considered.
  • Funds will not be provided to cover any of the costs of a study course.

For additional information and to apply go to:

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Grants average ~$175,000, up to 15% overhead

Due June 1, October 1 and Feb. 1

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation particularly encourages grant applications for a one year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified. By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. It must be reasonably and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application.

For more information, visit:

James S. McDonnell Foundation Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems (formerly Studying Complex Systems) Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

Applications will be accepted beginning May 15, 2017, up until the deadline of June 26, 2017, 15:59 Central Time (20:59 UTC).  Late applications will not be reviewed. We recommend submitting applications at least 24 hours before the deadline to allow for unforeseen circumstances.


The Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems (formerly Studying Complex Systems) program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the science of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. While the program's emphasis is on the development and application of the theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions and not on particular fields of research per se, JSMF is particularly interested in the continued development of complex systems science, and in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions.

Important Note: JSMF supports research in the brain sciences through its topical program Understanding Human Cognition. The Foundation recommends that researchers in the neurosciences not submit applicationss to the Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. Typically, such applications are unsuccessful.

The Fellowship:

Students completing doctoral training, desiring to continue gaining experience in a multi-disciplinary field such as complex systems science, benefit from postdoctoral training providing an opportunity to broaden research experience and acquire additional skills prior to pursuing a career in academia or elsewhere. Success in securing a postdoctoral position, particularly those providing training that adds new dimensions to a student’s doctoral education (adding theoretical skills to one’s experimental training or vice versa; pursuing work in a new topic or field), oftentimes depends on the availability of funds to support positions via institutional training grants or faculty research grants. The latter case can result in a postdoctoral fellow engaging a research project dictated by the needs of the research grant rather than his or her interests or goals.

The James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems provides fellowships to students completing doctoral training in the multidisciplinary field of complex systems science. The JSMF Fellowship is intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree more leeway in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research. The program, following review of applications, provides selected pre-doctoral students with “letters of intent to fund” that the student can use in negotiating with potential postdoctoral training institutions while the student is in the final phase of graduate school. The JSMF Fellowship is designed 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.

Submission period opens May 15, 2017

Award Details:

The total amount of the JSMF Fellowship is $200,000 USD to be expended in no less than 2 and no more than 3 years.

The cost of the full postdoctoral salary or stipend and fringe benefits must be paid in full from the fellowship.

Institutions cannot request that other funding sources be used to cover the Fellow’s salary or stipend; JSMF Fellowship funds are not intended to be used primarily as a source of laboratory support.

If the institutional postdoctoral salary scales are set such that there are funds in excess of what is needed for stipend and benefits, the excess funds can be used by the institution to support the Fellow’s research.

Important Note: JSMF Fellowships are not awarded until the student applies to and is accepted as a postdoctoral fellow at a qualified 501(c)(3) institution or foreign equivalent and the institution submits an acceptable application to JSMF.

For Eligibility and Application Details, go to

NASA Postdoctoral Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) provides early-career and more senior scientists the opportunity to share in NASA's mission, to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

NASA Postdoctoral Fellows work on 1 to 3 year assignments with NASA scientists and engineers at NASA centers and institutes to advance NASA's missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics, engineering, human exploration and space operations, astrobiology, and science management.

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellows contribute to our national scientific exploration, confirm NASA's leadership in fundamental research, and complement the efforts of NASA's partners in the national science community.

Current Cycle Deadline: 
July 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

Applications will be accepted from March 2, 2017 to July 1, 2017

Next Cycle:
July 2, 2017 to November 1, 2017

For application information and areas of research go to:


Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award

Support for individuals in the early stages of their career or those without significant prior research experience.

Purpose:  Encourage rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals to pursue innovative research ideas

Award Amount:  Up to $225,000

Award Term:  Up to 3 Years

Application Deadline:  July 3, 2017 by 5:00 pm ET

View Request for Applications


National Institutes of Health Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.

The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Though most newly graduated doctoral-level researchers would benefit by post-doctoral training, a small number of outstanding junior investigators would benefit instead by launching directly into an independent research career. For these select investigators, who have established a record of scientific innovation and research productivity and who have demonstrated unusual leadership, drive, and maturity, post-doctoral training would unnecessarily delay their entry into performing independent research. By the end of the award period, the Early Independence investigator is expected to be competitive for continued funding of his/her research program and for a permanent research-oriented position. The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards also provide an opportunity for institutions to invigorate their research programs by bringing in the fresh perspectives of the awardees that they host.

Given the focus on early research independence, the date of receipt of the terminal doctoral degree or completion of clinical residency of the PD/PI must be between June 1, 2016 and September 30, 2018.  The clinical fellowship period is NOT included in the clinical residency or equivalent training period. The date of degree receipt is that which appears on the official transcript for the degree. In addition, at the time of application, the PD/PI must not have served as a post-doctoral fellow following a previous doctoral degree for more than twelve months.

At the time of award, either 1) the Early Independence investigator must have received a PhD, MD, DO, DC, DDS, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, Dr PH, DNSc, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), PharmD, DSW, PsyD, or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution (it is the responsibility of the sponsoring institution to determine if a foreign doctoral degree is equivalent), or 2) an authorized official of the degree-granting institution must certify that all degree requirements have been met and that the date of degree receipt as appearing on the transcript will be before September 30, 2018

Individuals must commit at least 9.6 person-months (i.e., 80% effort of a 12 month appointment) during the first two years of the project period to research supported by the Early Independence Award. In the final three years of the project period, awardees may reduce effort toward the Early Independence Award, but the total effort towards independent research must remain at least 9.6 person-months (i.e., 80% effort of a 12 month appointment).

Awards will be for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs, for up to five years.

UF may submit only two applications in response to this solicitation. Interested applicants must submit an internal Letter of Intent (LOI; click here for guidelines) to the UF Office of Research (Attn: Jeevan Jyot, by July 7, 2017, followed by an internal application package as described below by July 17, 2017.

The internal application package should consist of the following:

  1. Two-page research plan from the candidate;
  2. One-page description of significant research achievements;
  3. Candidate's CV;
  4. One letter of support from current or previous research mentor providing a detailed assessment of the possibility of success for an early transition to research independence; and
  5. Letter from the chair of the department where candidate will be based or an appropriate other institutional official addressing the Institutional resources commitment and Institutional career development commitment as detailed in the RFA.

Full applications are due to NIH by Sept 22, 2017.

Contact:  UF Office of Research, Dr. Jeevan Jyot

American Association for the Advancement of Science:  Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

Deadline:    July 15, 2017

Prize $:   US$30,000 for the grand prize winner, US$10,000 for each of the category winners.

What:  The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years.  Eligible entrants must have been awarded their doctoral degree in 2015 or 2016, and the subject of their thesis should match one of the Subject Tracks below.  The winners from each category will compete for the grand prize.


  • Entrants for the 2017 prize must have been awarded their Ph.D. between January 1 2015 and December 31 2016. As a rule, we will only accept submissions once within this time period.
  • The research described in the entrant’s thesis must fall within one of the following categories (Subject Tracks):
    • Cell and Molecular Biology: research in this category will include cellular and molecular processes at levels ranging from single molecule to single cell to tissue and organ systems,
    • Genomics and Proteomics: research in this category focuses on analyses of gene- and protein-related events, at the scale of gene or protein networks to the complete set of genes or proteins in an organism,
    • Ecology and Environment: research in this category encompasses interactions between organisms and their environment, and how these processes are influenced by human activity,
    • Translational Medicine: research in this category builds on in vitro or animal model studies of biological processes to develop potential therapies or medical procedures.
  • The prize will only recognize work that was performed while the entrant was a graduate student.
  • The prize will be awarded without regard to sex, race, or nationality.
  • Employees of SciLifeLab, Science/AAAS, and collaborators in the management or sponsorship of this Prize and their relatives are not eligible to compete.


If you have any questions please contact Sobha at or Kelly at

Foundation for Physical Therapy Florence P. Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship

Application Deadline: August 3, 2017, Noon EDT
Award Notification: December 2017

Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarships, part of the Foundation’s Doctoral Opportunities for Clinicians and Scholars (DOCS) program, assist physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with outstanding potential within their first year of post-professional doctoral degree studies. Applicants must be formally accepted as a student in a regionally accredited post-professional doctoral program whose content has a demonstrated relationship to physical therapy.

Awards of $5,000 are given to Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship recipients to meet any type of tuition expense or academic fees reasonably and logically associated with the doctoral program.

Eligibility and Guidelines

For specific eligibility requirements and application guidelines, use the link below (applicants must review these guidelines prior to moving to the next step of the application process). IMPORTANT: Please read carefully as the Research Agenda within the Guidelines have been updated!

Please note that those enrolled in DPT programs are not eligible for this opportunity.

Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship Guidelines – Updated for 2017

How To Apply

Before beginning your application, please review the online application instructions. IMPORTANT: Please read carefully as Instructions have been recently updated!

Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship Online Application Instructions – Updated for 2017

Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship Online Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Research, Publications, and Educational Grants

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of Fellowships (for individuals) and Grants (for institutions and individuals) twice a year in a strictly timetabled schedule.  The programme supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present, although all supported topics must have an historical perspective. 

We do not offer fellowships and grants in the fields of archaeology, the current practice of architecture or the performing arts. We have no discretionary funds outside our stated programme.

Our Advisory Council meets to decide on the awards in March (for the Spring round) and in October (for the Autumn round). Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within three weeks of the Advisory Council meeting.

How to Apply

We can only accept applications for our awards which are made through our online application system. There will be two application periods each year and these will open in August, for the Autumn round, and November, for the Spring round. The exact opening date of each application period will be announced on our website and social media.

Applications for the Autumn round will close at midnight BST on 30 September (with deadline for receipt of references 10 October) each year. 

Applications for the Spring round will close at midnight BST on 31 January (with deadline for receipt of references 10 February) each year.

Once the application period is closed we are unable to accept further applications for that round of awards.

To apply for an award access our online system at where you can see further information about our award categories and will be able to register with us and start the application process. You do not have to complete your application in one go, but will be able to return to your form and submit your application when you are satisfied with it.

For most categories of award we will ask for the name and email address of one or two referees. Once you submit your application we will send an email to your referees asking them to log-in to the system and complete their references for your application. Our Advisory Council meets to decide on the awards in March and October. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within three weeks of the Advisory Council meeting. You will receive a decision by the end of March or the end of October depending on the round in which you apply.

Please go to for application and additional information.

Society of Toxicology Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies

The Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies is presented to either a third year (or later) graduate student or a postdoctoral trainee. Fellowship funding is to support mode-of-action research aimed at characterizing dose-dependent effects of xenobiotics on mammalian systems in such a way that the causal sequence of key events underlying toxicity is elucidated. The work should permit a quantitative basis for extrapolation of the results from animal bioassays or animal models (in silico, in vitro) to humans at relevant human doses. The awardee will receive travel support to travel to the SOT Annual Meeting to accept the award and for travel to a Syngenta facility to present the results. This is a one year, non-renewable award.

The award consists of a plaque, $15,000 in fellowship funds, travel support to the SOT Annual Meeting to accept the award, and travel support to a Syngenta site to present the results.

Deadline: October 9

For additional infomration and eligibility requirements, go to

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships

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). Awards may be for three years with progressive stipends of $48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year fellowship allowance (an additional $1,500 is added to the fellowship allowance in the last year to attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium or a domestic scientific meeting). Depending on availability of special endowment funds, the Society annually selects one or more of the top-ranked fellowships to be supplemented above the standard stipend.

Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15

Policies and Instructions

Access Electronic Grant Application Process at proposalCENTRAL

Note: Grant application materials become available January 1 and July 1.

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Fellows)

Grants of up to $20,000 are available to help support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations in the United States and Canada. Areas of interest to the Fund are: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries.

Faculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Guidelines

Faculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Application

Proposals for both programs are considered twice a year with deadlines of April 1 and November 1.

Click HERE to download a one-page PDF-format flyer describing the two grant programs.
(This flyer may be duplicated and distributed, or posted along with other funding opportunity notices.)

Additional information available at


National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)

Complete details can be found online at


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host.

Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 500 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed.

To apply, please only use the application form which can be downloaded here.

Applications may be sent to the following address at any time:

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Selection Department,
Jean-Paul-Str. 12, 53173 Bonn, Germany

The complete application should be submitted to the Humboldt Foundation at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection date.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Clifford G. Shull Fellowship


The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship Program. This postdoctoral Fellowship Program, named for the 1994 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, is aimed at attracting outstanding early career researchers to continue on a path of scientific excellence while substantially contributing to ORNL and U.S Department of Energy missions and goals. The Shull Fellowship is open to all fields of science and engineering that utilize neutron techniques and/or advance neutron science including the physical, chemical, materials, biological, and medical sciences.

Qualifications Required

A PhD. in condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, biology, or related field is required. Previous experience in neutron or X-ray scattering is highly desired; however, outstanding candidates possessing related expertise are also encouraged to apply. Strong written and oral communication skills as evidenced by a significant publication record and the desire to work in a team environment on scientifically challenging problems are essential.

The candidate must have completed their Ph.D. before his or her agreed upon start date. Qualified candidates must have received their Ph.D. no more than three years before the application submission date. Candidates should not have previously held more than one postdoctoral appointment. Current ORNL postdoctoral appointees and staff members cannot be considered.

In addition to a CV, to complete the application, those interested must submit three letters of recommendation and a short (2-3 page) statement of research specifically describing the role that neutron scattering will play in achieving their research goals. Letters of recommendation and research statements can be sent via email.

For questions regarding the Shull Fellowship, you may contact Steve Cherry.

Additional information available at

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, and Research Participation Programs

ORISE offers hundreds of science education experiences at national laboratories and federal agencies

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. These programs are available to science and engineering students and educators at every academic level from K-12, to college students and postdocs, to university faculty members.

ORISE programs include research experiences at Department of Energy national laboratories as well as other federal agencies with research facilities located across the country as well some positions outside the United States.

To find the program or position best suited to your needs and experience, start by choosing the academic classification below that best matches your current status by going to