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National Postdoctoral Association

Visit the NPA website to find postdoc positions across the United States.

Science Careers

Created by the journal Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Careers posts job opportunities worldwide and in the US for postdocs, plus career advice and events.

 

 

The Leading Edge Symposium
Applications Due Jan. 6 2020
Symposium May 3-5 2020

The Leading Edge Symposium is an annual meeting that provides women and non-binary postdocs with

  1. a platform to present their work
  2. an opportunity to meet and connect with one another
  3. mentorship and career development training from world leaders in biomedical research.

 

All talks will be from women and non-binary postdocs selected from applications, with the exception of keynote addresses from Carol Greider and Sue Biggins. All costs are covered for fellows (travel/accommodation/childcare). The Leading Edge Symposium also welcomes representatives from institutions that are looking to support a gender-diverse faculty to attend the symposium. The inaugural symposium will be at Janelia Research Campus in Virginia from May 3-5, 2020. Applications are due January 6, 2020. More information is in the attached flyer and at www.leadingedgesymposium.org

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowships

Grants in this program focus on advancing a series of interrelated strategies.

  • Generate Novel Research and Knowledge: The primary focus of this program is to build an impartial science, technology, engineering, economic, and policy knowledge base as a public good.
  • Train the Next Generation of Scholars and Practitioners: An important component of this program is introducing new voices into the field and training the next generation of individuals capable of anticipating and addressing energy challenges and opportunities.
  • Build Multidisciplinary Networks and Communities: Grantmaking aims to strengthen existing research networks and create longstanding communities of practice that will endure beyond the program’s timeline.
  • Educate Stakeholders and Disseminate Information for Decision-Making: Appropriate grantees will be engaged to apply impartial research findings to inform the development of policies and practices that address the deployment of low- and no-carbon technologies and resources.
  • Attract Additional Resources: This program aims to seed new ideas that stimulate additional support for research on these topics by government, industry, and philanthropy.

Apply

Due to the significant funding available from both public and private sources for energy and environmental research, the Foundation is very selective in the grants it makes in this area. Interested scholars should send a letter of inquiry of no more than two pages to energy@sloan.org. Please note:

  • The Foundation does not engage in or support energy policy advocacy of any kind. Support is only provided for non-partisan, balanced, evidence-based analysis.
  • This is not a climate change program.  Projects focusing exclusively on climate change are considered outside the program’s scope.
  • Grants in this program focus on investigating underexplored research questions related to energy sources (supply), transmission and distribution, energy use (demand), new energy technologies, the economics of energy transmission and distribution, big data, energy efficiency, and transportation.
  • Due to strict funding criteria and limited resources, it is often not possible to fund unsolicited grant inquiries.

 

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s Research Fellowship Awards

Objective: Research Fellowship Awards are intended to support individuals in the post-doctoral phase of their career, to develop skills related to basic and/or clinical investigation in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

  • Award: up to  $58,250 per year
  • Duration of Award: One to three years
  • Total maximum award per year: $58,250 (subject to annual progress report approval).

Application Deadlines: Before submitting a Letter of Intent or a Full Proposal, please view the Research Fellowship Award instructions and policies.

  Spring/Summer Fall/Winter
Letter of Intent November 8th, 5:00 pm EST May 5th, 5:00 pm EST
Online Application Submission January 28th, 5:00 pm EST July 20th, 5:00 pm EST

CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in fundamental immunology or cancer immunology.

A panel of scientists drawn from our Scientific Advisory Council rigorously evaluates each candidate, the intended sponsor and training environment, and the nature and feasibility of the proposed project.

The Institute seeks hypothesis-driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology. The applicant and sponsor should make every effort to demonstrate the potential of the proposed studies to directly impact our understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer.

Learn more about the fellowship, including financial information and eligibility requirements on CancerResearch.org

Deadline for applications is April 1, 2019 and October 1, 2019, at 5:00PM Eastern time.


 

AACR-Bayer Stimulating Therapeutic Advances through Research Training(START) Grants

The AACR-Bayer Stimulating Therapeutic Advances through Research Training (START) Grants represent an exciting and novel initiative to encourage and support such collaboration. These grants, which will provide support to postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, combines research experiences in both an academic and industry setting, following a research timeline that will be of greatest benefit to the proposed work. The training provided through this grants program will be invaluable to young investigators, by allowing fellows to attain a comprehensive research experience that will make them highly desirable to potential employers in either academic research or the pharmaceutical industry. Likewise, academic research centers and industry will benefit from the introduction of such dual-trained individuals into the field.

Each fellowship provides a three-year grant of $225,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored cancer research project. Proposals focused on clinical research are highly encouraged. Applicants must plan to spend one year on site at a Bayer facility. One of a number of Bayer’s locations are possible, at the discretion of Bayer. The year at Bayer will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and will be at a time agreed upon by the fellow, the academic supervisor, the Bayer mentor, and Bayer. The research proposed for funding must have direct applicability to clinical translation and development in solid tumors and hematologic malignancies.

Applications due May 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time, see this document and thier website for details.


Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s Research Fellowship Awards

Objective: Research Fellowship Awards are intended to support individuals in the post-doctoral phase of their career, to develop skills related to basic and/or clinical investigation in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

  • Award: up to  $58,250 per year
  • Duration of Award: One to three years
  • Total maximum award per year: $58,250 (subject to annual progress report approval).

Application Deadlines: Before submitting a Letter of Intent or a Full Proposal, please view the Research Fellowship Award instructions and policies.

  Spring/Summer Fall/Winter
Letter of Intent November 8th, 5:00 pm EST May 5th, 5:00 pm EST
Online Application Submission January 28th, 5:00 pm EST July 20th, 5:00 pm EST

Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Award

The Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Awards support innovative research from the next generation of leaders in cancer research. These grants are awarded to outstanding early career investigators to support high-impact, high-risk projects that are distinct from their current research portfolio. See the website for more details.

Letters of Intent must be submitted to our online portal no later than 5 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, June 4, 2020 (Note: the due date has been extended by one month to accommodate logistical challenges during current pandemic environment). Registration and email address verification are required


James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

The Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the discovery and refinement of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the continued development of the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. 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 also interested in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions where such approaches are not yet standard but could open up new paths to progress. See this page for more details, and thier website.

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 applications to the Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. Typically, such applications are unsuccessful.

Caring Together, NY, Ovarian Cancer Research Grant

$30,000 one-year award 

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges Caring Together, Inc., of New York for the support of this grant. Caring Together, Inc. of New York is dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy for women with ovarian cancer and to supporting research efforts aimed at finding an early detection test and a cure.
Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) members who apply should be junior investigators, generally Assistant Professor and below. Priority will be given to junior investigators. Non-members of the SGO may apply with a co-investigator who is an SGO member. The goal of such collaborative applications is to foster collaboration and mentorship of an investigator new to the field. It is important for the applicant to document this relationship. At this time research being done outside of the United States will not be considered for funding; however, a non-U.S. resident may apply for a grant for research being done at an American institution. The Foundation will accept one application per person per year.

For more information see their website and application guidelines. Abstracts are due Aug. 26, 2019.


FSH Society Fellowships

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) - FSH Society offers postdoctoral fellowships, research fellowships, and basic research and clinical-research grants to support research relevant to understanding the molecular genetics, pathophysiology, cause, and treatments of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD).

Support will be for research fellowship projects that contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect of FSHD and preclinical and translational research related to FSHD.Indirect costs are not allowed but fringe benefits are considered part of personnel costs and are acceptable. The range of awards for grants is between $7,500 and $80,000 per year with an average award being about $55,000. Funded fellowships may be requested for one, two or three years, subject to satisfactory progress reports at 6 months intervals.

See this document, and their website for more information. A letter of intent must be submitted to obtain the application, and the application deadline is August 31, 2019.


SFARI Bridge to Independence Award Program

Grants awarded through the Bridge to Independence Award program are intended to invest in the next generation of top autism investigators by identifying talented early-career scientists interested in autism research and facilitating their transition to independent research careers.

While they encourage applications from postdoctoral fellows who are working on autism-related projects, they would like to stress that this award is also open to researchers who are not currently working on autism but who are interested in starting research projects in this area and who have expertise that could be brought to bear on this complex disorder.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree
  • Applicants must have fewer than six (6) years of postdoctoral or otherwise mentored training.
  • Applicants must be currently in non-independent, mentored, training positions, as recognized by their institution.

See their website for more information and guidelines. Letter of recommendation and Letter of Intent due August 8, 2019.


American Urological Association 2020 Research Scholar Awards

The Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA), works to ensure the future of urologic health by supporting and improving the prevention, detection, and treatment of urologic diseases through research and patient education. The Urology Care Foundation has recognized a major need to encourage bright, young physician-scientists and researchers to dedicate their careers to improving patients’ lives through better understanding of the development and management of urologic diseases and conditions.

The AUA offers a portfolio of mentored research training awards to recruit outstanding young investigators into urologic research and foster their career success.

The Research Scholar Program, our premier funding opportunity, provides $40,000 per year for one- and two-year mentored training for:

  • Clinical and postdoctoral fellows who are no more than five years beyond completing a doctorate or residency
  • Early career investigators who are in the first five years after beginning a faculty position

The 2020 Research Scholar Award competition is now open! A letter of intent is required and is due on August 8, 2019 by 5 p.m. Eastern time. The application deadline is September 5, 2019.

Information and application here.

Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award Program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation; research must be innovative in method, speed or process, or represent new instrument technology. This fellowship will be a catalyst from "mentored yet independent" postdocs to outstanding, independent researchers in academic or industry/governmental labs.

The Fellowships will be in two tracks (applicants will choose one):

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences will allow chemists to pursue advanced research within the core areas of fundamental chemistry, such as chemical physics, chemical engineering, and chemistry of materials research. The fellowship is not intended to fund proposals that are supported by traditional NIH mechanisms in the fields of chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry. 
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Instrumentation will allow researchers in chemistry to conceptualize, develop and build instrumentation suitable to advanced research in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, and chemistry of materials science. Instrumentation projects must be suitable to the two-year fellowship timeframe, be driven by a need in the chemical sciences listed above, be innovative in method speed or process or represent a wholly new instrument for technical advancement in chemistry, and may potentially be used for future research in the broader scientific community.

See their website for eligibility requirements and how to apply. Application opens June 6, 2019 and closes September 6, 2019.


Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships in Israel for U.S. Citizens

The Fulbright United States - Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) is looking for the brightest and most innovative scholars planning to pursue research in Israel.  The grants, which will commence during the 2020/21 academic year, are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of work in Israel for up to 20 months (two academic years 2020/2021 and 2021/2022).

Applicants may seek additional funding available from the following host institutions:

  • Weizmann Institute for Science
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Bar Ilan University
  • University of Haifa
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • The Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization

Direct questions regarding assistance with identifying suitable host institutions or contacts to Noa Turgemen at USIEF, and review full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, on the USIEF website.

Apply by September 16, 2019.


Lymphoma Research Foundation Fellowship Grant

The LRF Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant is designed to support investigators at the level of advanced fellow or postdoctoral researcher in laboratory or clinic- based research with results and conclusions that must be clearly relevant to the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of Hodgkin and/or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, etiology, immunology, genetics, therapies and transplantation. Historically, successful applications in this program have focused on basic, translational, and epidemiological research. The LRF Grantee must spend 80 percent of their time in research during the award period.

The LRF Postdoctoral Fellowship provides a total of $105,000 to grantees over two years. Salary support is provided in the amount of $45,000 for the first year and $50,000 for the second year. Incidental funds of $5,000 per year may be budgeted for research supplies or professional development expenses such as tuition, registration fees, and travel for courses and meetings. This Grant does not provide for institutional overhead.

Please contact Dinessa Solomon, VU Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, if you have any questions or if she can provide further support through the application process.  She can be reached at 615-875-4915 or Dinessa.r.solomon@vanderbilt.edu.

Applications are due September 5, 2019. Additional information for this opportunity is available here.


 

CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in fundamental immunology or cancer immunology.

A panel of scientists drawn from our Scientific Advisory Council rigorously evaluates each candidate, the intended sponsor and training environment, and the nature and feasibility of the proposed project.

The Institute seeks hypothesis-driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology. The applicant and sponsor should make every effort to demonstrate the potential of the proposed studies to directly impact our understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer.

Learn more about the fellowship, including financial information and eligibility requirements on CancerResearch.org

Deadline for applications is April 1, 2019 and October 1, 2019, at 5:00PM Eastern time.