Argonne National LaboratoryMaria Goeppert Mayer and Enrico Fermi FellowshipsFellows are hired as an Argonne Scholar with benefits, salary and a research stipend. Appointments may be renewed annually for up to 3 years, with the possibility of retentionOctober
Army Research LaboratoryDistinguished Postdoctoral FellowshipsOpportunity to pursue independent research that supports the mission of ARL.May
Brookhaven National LaboratoryGoldhaber Distinguished FellowshipThree-year appointments awarded to candidates with exceptional talent and credentials who have a strong desire for independent research at the frontiers of their fields.March
Department of DefenseNaval Research Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowship ProgramDesigned to increase the involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy.Applications accepted any time
Department of EnergyEnergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) ProgramServes as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy.January & June
Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research ProgramOffers recent doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to conduct research in DOE’s fusion energy research and development programs.December
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) ProgramProvides opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy.January
Department of TransportationPostgraduate Research Opportunity in Science, Technology and EngineeringUnder the guidance of a mentor, the selected participants will have the opportunity to conduct research on existing and emerging technologies, processes, and approaches for communications, navigation, and surveillance technologies that can be used to enhance the future of transportation.May
FermilabJohn Peoples Fellowship in Accelerator ScienceCreated with the goal of attracting outstanding accelerator scientists early in their careers.May
Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLawrence FellowshipFellowships are awarded to candidates with exceptional talent, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievements.October
Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computing ScienceProvides recent graduates (within the past three years) opportunities to work on some of the most important research challenges in computing sciences.November
Los Alamos National LaboratoryDistinguished Postdoctoral FellowsCandidates must display extraordinary ability in scientific research, potential to impact Laboratory programs and/or ability to establish new capabilities, and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders.Varies by fellowship
FellowsVaries by fellowship
NASAPostdoctoral FellowshipsProvide 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.March, July & November
Hubble Fellowship ProgramProvides an opportunity for recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research which contributes to any area of NASA Astrophysics.November
National Energy Technology LaboratoryPostgraduate Research Program (PGRP)Continue developing advanced research skills, and outline and achieve career goals.Applications accepted any time
Professional Internship ProgramAn opportunity to network with world-class scientists using state-of-the-art equipment and to expand students’ knowledge in their field of study while exposing them to new areas of basic and applied research.February (for summer appointments)
Director’s Postdoctoral FellowshipAttracts the next generation of exceptionally qualified scientists and engineers with outstanding talent and credentials in renewable energy research and related disciplines.August
National Institutes for HealthF05 International Research FellowshipsTo provide collaborative research opportunities for qualified foreign scientists who hold a doctoral degree or its equivalent in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.April, August & December
F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service AwardTo provide postdoctoral research training to individuals to broaden their scientific background and extend their potential for research in specified health-related area.April, August & December
F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service AwardTo provide postdoctoral research training to individuals to broaden their scientific background and extend their potential for research in specified health-related areas.April, August & December
K01 Mentored Research Scientist Career Development AwardThe purpose of this program is to provide support and protected time for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Some NIH Institutes use the K01 to enhance workforce diversity, or for individuals who propose to train in a new field, or for individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career.February, June & October
K99/R00 Pathway to Independence AwardsThis program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers or clinician-scientists from mentored research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.Varies by program
Emerging Leaders in Data Science FellowshipRotational program providing training and hands-on-experience in applying and managing big data sets, bioinformatics strategies and tools to support projects in NIAID’s extramural and intramural divisions.February
Joint Veterans Health Administration/National Cancer Institute Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship – the Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP)To increase capacity for data-driven cancer research by supporting healthcare-focused data science training.July
Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (F32)Enables promising postdoctoral fellows to obtain interdisciplinary training from outstanding faculty sponsors in bioinformatics and scientific research relevant to the mission of NIDDK’s Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEMD)April, August, December
NINDS Postdoctoral Mentored Career Development Award (K01 – No Independent Clinical Trial Allowed)To support the ability of outstanding, mentored postdoctoral researchers to develop a potentially impactful research project with a comprehensive career development plan that will enable them to launch an independent research program.May
BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)To enhance the research training of promising postdoctorates, early in their postdoctoral training period, who have the potential to become productive investigators in research areas that will advance the goals of the BRAIN Initiative.July
National Renewable Energy LaboratoryResearch Participant ProgramSeeking qualified postdocs for temporary researcher appointments. As a postdoctoral researcher, you’ll have the opportunity to receive advanced training from a mentor and to enhance your professional skills. The appointment also would support the research independence required to pursue your chosen career path.Applications accepted any time or for specific positions
Director’s FellowshipThe NREL Director’s Fellowship attracts the next generation of exceptionally qualified scientists and engineers with outstanding talent and credentials in renewable energy research and related disciplines.March, September
National Science FoundationAtmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research FellowshipsIntended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and help establish them in leadership positions within the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences community.Applications accepted any time
EAR Postdoctoral Fellowship (EAR-PF)The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees to conduct an integrated program of independent research and professional development.  September
Data Analysis and Statistics Summer InternshipsMarch
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MPS-Ascend)To support postdoctoral Fellows who will broaden the participation of groups that are underrepresented in MPS fields.June
National Security Innovation NetworkTNSF: Technology and National Security FellowshipAn opportunity for technologists and entrepreneurs to serve their country by embedding with key decision makers at the top levels of the U.S. Government to provide advice and emerging expertise for issues at the critical intersection of national security and technology.May
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and EducationIntelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship ProgramOffers scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research relevant to the Intelligence Community.February
Research Participation Program at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryDistinguished Staff Fellowship ProgramAims to cultivate future scientific leaders by providing dedicated mentors, resources, and enriching research opportunities at a national laboratory.Fall and spring application windows annually
Innovation CrossroadsMatches aspiring energy entrepreneurs with experts, mentors and networks in technology-related fields to take their world-changing ideas from R&D to the marketplace.October
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryLinus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral FellowshipPauling Fellows will be encouraged through active mentoring by internationally recognized scientists and equipped with the resources to carry out a research program of their own design.
Sandia National LaboratoriesTruman FellowshipTruman Fellows conduct independent ground-breaking research that supports Sandia’s national-security mission. Fellows choose their own research topics and benefit by having access to Sandia’s state-of-the-art facilities and collaborating with some of the nation’s best scientists and engineersNovember
John von Neumann FellowshipOpportunity to conduct innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing on advanced computing architectures.November
Jill Hruby FellowshipThis fellowship aims to develop women in the engineering and science fields who are interested in technical leadership careers in national security.November
United States Department of AgricultureAgriculture and Food Research Initiative Education and Workforce DevelopmentFocuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciencesAugust

Foundations, Societies and Other Non-Profits
Funding EntityProgramDescriptionDeadline
Acoustical Society of AmericaFrederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship in AcousticsFellows receive a stipend, provided jointly by the Hunt estate and a fund established by the Acoustical Society, to support their research on a topic in acoustics at an institution of their choice.October
American Association of Hispanics in Higher EducationAmerican FellowshipsWomen pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full-time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.November
International FellowshipsWomen pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residentsNovember
American Australian AssociationUSA to Australia Fellowships for Graduate and Postdoctoral StudyAreas of interest: Biophotonics; Marine Sciences; Engineering; Technology; Sciences; Mathematics; Sustainability; MedicineOctober
American Cancer SocietyPostdoctoral FellowshipsResearchers who are within 3 years of receiving a doctoral degree may apply for initial funding to start training for an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research).April
American Chemical SocietyWomen Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel AwardFunding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research.March 1 (for meetings between July 1 and December 31)

September 15 (for meetings between January 1 and June 30)
American Heart AssociationAHA Postdoctoral FellowshipAugust
Arnold and Mabel Beckman FoundationPostdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical SciencesTo conduct advanced research within in the core areas of fundamental chemistrySeptember
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical InstrumentationTo conceptualize, develop and build instrumentation suitable to advanced research in chemistry fields.September
Association of Public Health LaboratoriesAPHL-CDC Bioinformatics FellowshipAims to train and prepare bioinformaticians to apply their expertise within public health and design tools to aid existing public health personnel in the use of bioinformatics.February
Burroughs Wellcome FundCareer Awards at the Scientific InterfaceProvide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of postdoctoral training.September (pre-proposal)
Postdoctoral Enrichment ProgramTo support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.January
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental ScienceVisiting Fellows ProgramTo stimulate interdisciplinary research across the institute through engagement with CIRES researchers on campus and in Boulder’s NOAA Laboratories. Visiting Fellows work with CIRES researchers on a wide range of environmental science topics.January
Damon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationDamon Runyon Fellowship AwardEncourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.August, March
Dartmouth CollegeThe Neukom Institute for Computational Science: Neukom FellowsInterdisciplinary positions for recent PhDs, DMAs or MFAs whose research interests or practice cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and has some computational component.November
Society of Fellows – Postdoctoral FellowshipsThese fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed.September
Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityFellows ProgramThe premier program in the world for those dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development.October
Fulbright Scholar Program Postdoctoral and Early Career AwardsThese awards are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degree – typically within the five previous years.September
United States-Israel Education Foundation – Fulbright Post-Doctoral FellowshipsFor the brightest and most innovative scholars who aspire to research in Israel and join the Fulbright heritage.September
Harvard UniversityRowland Fellows ProgramProvides early career scientists with funding for up to five years to establish an independent research program.August
Environmental Fellows ProgramRecent doctorate recipients work for two years with Harvard faculty to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across academic disciplines.January
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs – Energy Innovation and Decarbonization FellowshipsTo understand the interactions between policies and technologies as the world attempts to decarbonize the energy system, while simultaneously addressing concerns about security, reliability, and cost. Accepting proposals on 1) hydrogen, 2) large-scale carbon management, and 3) biofuels/low-carbon fuels.January
Heart Rhythm SocietyHRS Research Fellowship ScholarshipProvides a one-year stipend to PhD recipients.February
Human Frontier Science ProgramPostdoctoral FellowshipsSupports proposals for frontier, potentially transformative research in the life sciences. Applications for high-risk projects are particularly encouraged. The projects should be interdisciplinary in nature and should challenge existing paradigms by using novel approaches and techniques.August
Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF)For applicants with a PhD from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences) who have not worked in a biological field before.May
Jacobs Technion-Cornell InstituteRunway Startup Postdoc ProgramAccepts PhDs who have graduated within the past 5 years or students nearing the end of their PhD program. Candidates are interested in the application of digital technologies in a broad sense.April
James S. McDonnell FoundationPostdoctoral Fellowship AwardsSupport 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.June
Kavli Institute for Theoretical PhysicsPostdoctoral Scholars in Theoretical PhysicsTo provide a full-time training program of advanced academic preparation and research training under the mentorship of a faculty member.November
Life Sciences Research FoundationPostdoctoral Fellowship ProgramTo identify and fund exceptional young scientists at a critical juncture of their training in all areas of the basic life sciences.October
Materials Research SocietyMRS/OSA Congressional Science and Engineering FellowshipSpend one year working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee.January
Monell Chemical Senses CenterPostdoctoral Fellowship ProgramPositions are currently available for interdisciplinary training and research in the areas of Sensation and Perception, Genetics, Neuroscience and Molecular Biology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Nutrition and Appetite, Health and Well-Being, and Chemical Ecology and Communication.Application inquiries accepted any time
National Research CouncilResearch Associateship Program – U.S. Army Research LaboratoryFebruary, May, August, November
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral FellowshipsProvide one year of support to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.December
Research Associateship Programs – Armed Forces Radiobiology Research InstituteTo conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratory; devote full-time effort to research and publication; access the excellent and often unique facilities of the federal research enterprise; and collaborate with leading scientists and engineers at the sponsoring laboratories.November
Resources for the FutureGilbert F. White Distinguished Visiting FellowshipIntended for researchers in any discipline who have a doctoral degree and wish to devote a year to scholarly work in areas related to natural resources, energy, or the environment.
Schlumberger FoundationFaculty for the Future FellowshipsAwards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or postdoctoral research.November
Simons FoundationBridge to Independence AwardAimed at senior postdoctoral fellows who intend to seek tenure-track faculty positions during the upcoming academic year.April
Smithsonian InstitutionEnvironmental Research Center FellowshipsThe Smithsonian Environmental Research Center offers a variety of fellowship opportunities to graduate, pre- and post-graduate students.December 1
Society for NeuroscienceNeuroscience Scholars ProgramAn extensive two-year training program open to underrepresented neuroscience graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.February
Stanford UniversityMolecular Imaging Scholars ProgramSMIS fellows will be recruited into a three-year program to complete coursework and research with at least two complementary mentors.June
Karel Urbanek and Marvin Chodorow Postdoctoral FellowshipsThis annual program is aimed at recruiting young scientists of exceptional ability with the potential to do outstanding research in applied physics.November
The Helen Way Whitney FoundationResearch FellowshipGrants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.June
University Corporation for Atmospheric ResearchNational Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Postdoctoral Fellowship ProgramConduct independent research at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. ASP fellows are part of a collaborative cohort, are mentored by leading NCAR scientists and engineers, and benefit from the breadth of science and training happening at NCAR.January
NOAA Postdoctoral Program in Climate and Global ChangeAppoints fellows that are hosted by a mentoring scientist at a U.S. university or research institution to work in an area of mutual interest.January
High Altitude Observatory Postdoctoral FellowsOffers two-year postdoctoral fellowships to early career Ph.D. scientists interested in theoretical, experimental and observational studies of the Sun and Earth’s upper atmosphere.December
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionPostdoctoral Scholar Program Eighteen-month awards offered annually to recipients of new or recent doctorates in the fields of chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and biology, as well as oceanography.October
Funding EntityProgramDescriptionDeadline
Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and EntrepreneurshipSuren G. Dutia & Jas K. Grewal Global Impact AwardTo support the vision and passion of Washington University students, postdoctoral researchers, and recent alumni who are creating ventures that are scalable, sustainable, and quick-to-market with proof of concept and a broad impact.November
The McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology Postdoctoral FellowshipInternal fellowship for candidates with at least one year of postdoctoral training in a WU laboratory and who are conducting research that fits with the center’s overall mission.April
BaxterBaxter Young Investigator AwardsAwards cash prizes to postdocs and graduate students conducting current research relevant to the company’s portfolio.June
FacebookFacebook Reality Labs Liquid Crystal Research AwardsTo encourage young generations in the LC field and in other cross-disciplinary fields to help unlock the possibilities of LC technology in the AR/VR field.July
LillyLilly Innovation Fellowship Award ProgramIdentify and foster exceptional post-doctoral scientists pursuing ground breaking research projects. The prestigious LIFA program pairs a post-doctoral scientist with their academic mentor and a Lilly scientist, who serves as an industry mentor, to advance an innovative research proposal developed by the fellow.
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L’OrealL’Oreal USA for Women in ScienceFive annual awards of $60,000 each for contributions in STEM fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.February
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Regeneron Prize for Creative InnovationTo recognize and honor excellence in biomedical science conducted by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.January
Funding EntityProgramDescriptionDeadline
British AcademyNewton International FellowshipsEnable researchers to work for two years at a UK institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations.March
CERNFellowshipsCERN offers different categories of fellowship in line with different levels of education and experience.Varies by fellowship
Engineering World HealthSummer InstitutesTwo-month service abroad program that places participants in the hospitals and clinics of low-resource countries to assist with equipment maintenance, repair and training.November, December & January
Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de ParisPost-Doctoral Fellowships in Mathematics and Computer ScienceAppointed fellows will hold one- or two-year positions in affiliated research laboratories.December
Tel Aviv UniversityDan David PrizeAwards scholarships to doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the coming academic year. Granted according to merit.March
Weizmann Institute of SciencePostdoctoral Fellowships