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Postdoc Opportunities Beyond Vanderbilt



The Data Incubator

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for postdocs and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City 
  • San Francisco Bay Area 
  • Boston 
  • Washington, DC

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-09-10 to 2018-11-02

Application Link

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If you are applying directly to an external funding agency for a fellowship or other research funding while a postdoc at Vanderbilt, please tell us about the application you are submitting by completing this short form. This will help us keep track of direct-to-sponsor fellowship/grant applications and aid in our data collection and outcomes reporting.

CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Research

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a post-doctoral program providing unique training in clinical and translational research. The immediate goal of our program is to recruit talented, productive, well-trained PhDs and train them through didactic course work as well as clinical rotations and a unique mentorship to pursue clinical and/or translational research.  A long-term goal of this program is to produce scientists who can be paired with suitable physician scientists to co-PI a research laboratory.

The CPRIT TRIUMPH Program is a three-year training program. The first year, postdoctoral fellows participate in a series of didactic clinical course work offered at the MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School (GSBS), MD Anderson Cancer Center, or the UTHealth McGovern School of Medicine and strategically matched clinical rotations, while pursuing research in a basic or translational research laboratory. Second and third year fellows are co-mentored by a basic science/translational scientist mentor and a physician/clinical scientist mentor on clinical/translational research projects. The expectation for our post-docs is that by the end of their 3-year training, they will have first authored manuscripts high impact journals. Our multidisciplinary training program will award a certificate upon completion.

Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of December 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and current trainees and program alumni profiles are found on their website. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund:  Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the US or Canada.  Up to 12 awards are granted annually, and the awards are meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported.  It is not a research grant.

Eligibility requirements are outlined on the PDEP website and contact Program Officer Alfred M. Mays or Program Associate Tiffanie Taylor with questions.

The deadline for applications is January 16, 2019 by 4:00 PM EST.



Learn more about the L'Oréal USA for Women in Science Fellowship. 



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.



Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at UNC Charlotte

Applications for study in any discipline represented on campus are welcome, however, STEM applications are strongly encouraged.  Please specify your discipline of interest when applying.  Please note you must have obtained the sponsorship of tenured/senior tenure track faculty member (other than your PhD dissertation advisor) who is willing to serve as your primary mentor at UNC Charlotte.

Full details are available on the Fellowship Program's website and direct any questions to Dr. Yvette Huett, Director, ADVANCE Office.