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Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

The postdoctoral opportunities below are provided as a service to the UC San Diego academic community.  They will be reviewed and updated annually. We will change outdated links or approximate deadlines at that time or when a correction notice is provided to us at foundationrelations@ucsd.edu.


FOUNDATION/ORGANIZATION U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required? EXPECTED DEADLINE
ALS Association
Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
No Citizenship Requirement March
Alzheimer's Association
New Investigator Research Grants
No Citizenship Requirement March
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
U.S. Citizenship Required November
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award
No Citizenship Requirement December
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
International Fellowships
No Citizenship Requirement November
American Brain Tumor Association
Basic Research Fellowships
No Citizenship Requirement November
American Cancer Society
Postdoctoral Fellowships
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required April and October
American College of Surgeons
Resident Research Scholarships
No Citizenship Requirement September
American Diabetes Association
Postdoctoral Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement July
American Diabetes Association
Postdoctoral / Minority Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement July
American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) / Glenn Foundation for Medical Research
AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty
No Citizenship Requirement December
American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) / Glenn Foundation for Medical Research
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research
No Citizenship Requirement January
American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
Irene Diamond Fund / AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards
No Citizenship Requirement January
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Innovation Grant
No Citizenship Requirement November
American Heart Association (AHA)
Midwest Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship
Non-U.S. citizens okay with certain Visas July
American Liver Foundation
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award
No Citizenship Requirement December
American Lung Association
Senior Research Training Fellowship
Non-U.S. citizens okay with certain Visas TBD
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Young Investigator Award
No Citizenship Requirement April
American Philosophical Society
Daland Fellowship in Clinical Investigation
No Citizenship Requirement September
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Psychiatric Research Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement November
American Society of Nephrology
Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program
No Citizenship Requirement December
amFAR Foundation for AIDS Research
Mathilde Krim Fellows in Basic Biomedical Research
No Citizenship Requirement May
A.P. Giannini Foundation
Medical Fellowship Program
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required December
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required September
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Postdoctoral Fellows Program
No Citizenship Requirement November
BrightFocus Foundation
Alzheimer's Disease Research Grant
No Citizenship Requirement November
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Awards for Medical Scientists
Temporary Residents Okay if Allowed to Work in U.S. or Canada October
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Collaborative Travel Grant
Temporary Residents Okay if Allowed to Work in U.S. or Canada February
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Research Awards and Fellowships
No Citizenship Requirement Varies
Cancer Research Institute
Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
No Citizenship Requirement April and October
Citizen's United in Research for Epilepsy CURE
Taking Flight Award for Young Investigators
No Citizenship Requirement January
Craig H. Neilson Foundation
Spinal Cord Translational Spectrum Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement May
Craig H. Neilson Foundation
Psychosocial Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement March
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Fellowship Award
No Citizenship Requirement August
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Physician Scientist Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement January
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Career Development Award
No Citizenship Requirement May and November
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Research Fellowships
No Citizenship Requirement May and November
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
PostDoc-to-Faculty Transition Award
No Citizenship Requirement December
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award
No Citizenship Requirement May and December
Dermatology Foundation
Research Awards Program
No Citizenship Requirement September and October
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Clinical Fellowships
No Citizenship Requirement TBD
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement July
EGL Charitable Foundation
Gruss Lipper Family Postdoctoral Fellowship
Israeli Citizenship Required September
Emergency Medicine Foundation
Grant Program
No Citizenship Requirement February
Endocrine Fellows Foundation
Grant Program
No Citizenship Requirement September
Epilepsy Foundation
New Therapy Commercialization Grant
No Citizenship Requirement January
Epilepsy Foundation
SUDEP Challenge Initiative
No Citizenship Requirement October
Epilepsy Innovation Institute
My Brain Map Initiative
No Citizenship Requirement June
European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
Short-term and Long-term Fellowships
No Citizenship Requirement February and August
Ford Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowships
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required December
Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
Research Fellowship Grant
No Citizenship Requirement February and August
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Clinical/Research Fellowship Award
No Citizenship Requirement September
Gerber Foundation
Novice Research Award
No Citizenship Requirement May and November
Heart Failure Society of America, Inc.
Research Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement Applications accepted year round
Heart Rhythm Society
Fellowships in Electrophysiology
No Citizenship Requirement September
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
Research Fellowship
Foreign applicants must have valid Visa and conduct work in U.S. only July
Hereditary Disease Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowships
No Citizenship Requirement February
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
Degree from U.S. research institution required January
Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
Long-term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships
No Citizenship Requirement August
International OCD Foundation
Breakthrough and Innovator Awards
No Citizenship Requirement February
James S. McDonnell Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems
No Citizenship Requirement June
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
Fellowship Award
No Citizenship Required (Awards for U.S. Study Only) February
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Postdoctoral and Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships
No Citizenship Requirement January
Lalor Foundation
Postdoctoral Basic Research Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement January
Lam Foundation
Career Development Research Grant
No Citizenship Requirement June
Larry L. Hillblom Foundation
Fellowship Grants
No Citizenship Requirement January
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Clinical Investigator Career Development Award
U.S./Canadian Citizenship or Visa Required September
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowships
U.S./Canadian Citizenship or Visa Required September
Marine Biological Laboratory
Grass Fellowship Program
Non-citizens/residents must have valid visa for entire duration of fellowship December
Microsoft
Investigator Fellowships
No Citizenship Requirement August
Morton Cure Paralysis Fund
Grants
No Citizenship Requirement April and October
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Research Fellow Award
No Citizenship Requirement June
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Biologics
Clinical Science Grant
No Citizenship Requirement March
National Academy of Education
Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
No Citizenship Requirement November
National Ataxia Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement October
National Hemophilia Foundation
Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement July
National Institute of Health
Postdoctoral Grants & Fellowships
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required Varies
National Kidney Foundation
Improving Immunization Rates of CKD and Dialysis Patients - Competitive Grant Program
No Citizenship Requirement May
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Career Transition Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement May
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Research
No Citizenship Requirement July
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Postdoctoral Fellowships
No Citizenship Requirement August
Open Philanthropy Project
Open Phil AI Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement October
Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation
Fellowships
No Citizenship Requirement July
Parker B. Francis Foundation
Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research
Citizenship or Permanent Resident of U.S. or Canada Required October
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists/Postdoctoral Fellowships for Neurologists
No Citizenship Requirement November
Pew
Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences
No Citizenship Requirement September
PhRMA Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Outcomes
No Citizenship Requirement February
PhRMA Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Informatics
No Citizenship Requirement September
PhRMA Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pharmaceutics
No Citizenship Requirement September
PhRMA Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pharmacology/Toxicology
No Citizenship Requirement September
PhRMA Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
No Citizenship Requirement February
Plastic Surgery Foundation
Research Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement December
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Research Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement TBD
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Young Investigator Award
No Citizenship Requirement TBD
Radiology Society of North American
Foundation Research Resident/Fellow Grant
No Citizenship Requirement January
Rally Foundation
Cancer Research Fellowship Grants
No Citizenship Requirement October
Skin Cancer Foundation
Research Grants
No Citizenship Requirement November
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Education Research Grant
No Citizenship Requirement August
Spencer Foundation
NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship
No Citizenship Requirement November
St. Baldrick's Foundation
Scholars (Career Development) Awards
No Citizenship Requirement January and June
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grants
No Citizenship Requirement TBD
Thrasher Research
Fund Early Career Awards
No Citizenship Requirement February and September
University of California
President's Postdoctoral Fellowships
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required November