Postdoctoral Fellowships and Funding
UM Medical Faculty Association Travel Awards
The Medical Faculty Association (MFA) Travel Awards are available to University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Postdoctoral trainees. The postdoc receiving the award must be the presenting author and must include a copy of the submitted abstract with this application.
Funding Agencies and Databases
National Institutes of Health
Search through a comprehensive list of extramural grant and cooperative agreements.
National Science Foundation
NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.
Database of funding opportunities offered by the US Department of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Service.
Pivot Community of Science
Combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion.
Database that indexes funding programs from over 6,000 funding sources worldwide.
Foundation Directory Online
A service of the Foundation Center, a source of philanthropy worldwide – a unique database of information on more than 108,000 foundations, corporate donors, and charities in the U.S. Free access from the University of Miami Library website.
ORISE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Managed by ORAU for the Department of Education offers funding for upcoming or recent PhD graduates / postdocs.
Grants & Funding
Listing of funding programs in biomedical fields posted on the Science Careers from the journal Science.
Other Grant Databases
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania lists funding opportunities.
NIH Career Development
Pathway to Independence Award K99-R00
These awards provide up to five years of support consisting of two phases.
NIH Initiative – New and Early Stage Investigators
Resources for new investigators, including postdocs.
NIH Career Development Awards (K Award)
Fogarty International Center Research Grants
Supports basic, clinical and applied research and training for U.S. and foreign investigators working in the developing world. Funding to train researchers in a variety of global health topics.
Extramural Training Mechanisms, Ruth L. Kirshstein National Research Service Award
Designed to facilitate a timely transition from a mentored postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position at an earlier stage than is currently the norm. Click here.
NSF Postdoc Fellowships
Click on “For Postdoctoral Fellows” for a list of funding programs that focus on curricula development, training, and retention.
Postdoctoral Non-NIH Funding Opportunities
Funding opportunities available to researchers between completion and acceptance of a faculty position.
Private Funding Opportunities
American Heart Association
Funding opportunities for cardiovascular disease and stroke research.
Burroughs Wellcome Postdoc Fellowships
Funding opportunities for biomedical scientists at the beginning of their career.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Navigate to their website and enter “Postdoc funding opportunities” in the search box.
Life Sciences Research Foundation
Support for exceptional young scientists.