Funding Opportunities



For scientists with the PhD:

      Letters of Intent Due:  February 25, 2015

      Applications Due:  Wednesday, March 4, 2015 For physician-scientists with the MD or MD/PhD

      Letters of Intent Due:  February 27, 2015

      Applications Due:  Friday, March 6, 2015

      € The Brown-Coxe Fellowships support new postdoctoral fellows

         conducting research at the Yale University School of Medicine.

      € Candidates must have received the MD, PhD, or other doctoral degree by July 1, 2015.

      € Applicants cannot have completed more than two years of postdoctoral research as of July 1, 2015.

      € Investigators in all disciplines conducting basic, translational, or clinical research are eligible for this fellowship.

        (Licensed) physician-scientists are encouraged to apply.

      € No citizenship restrictions.

Application instructions, forms, and a flyer are available on-line at:


-A team of Yale graduate students has entered the NIH Neuro Startup Challenge as Anthos Pharma. The team has been admitted to the Venture Creation Program at Yale, secured funding and outstanding mentorship that includes a former Pfizer executive, a venture capital investment manager, and an entrepreneur whose first company recently received two FDA approvals. The team has progressed to the second round of the competition and is seeking a post-doctoral scientist with business/consulting experience. 

If you are interested in joining the team, please email Levi Smith ( a copy of your resume or C.V.. Please clearly state any business/consulting experience. 

-The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer travel awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend our 13th Annual Meeting, which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, March 13 - 15, 2015. The awards will first cover registration and lodging and then travel expenses up to the limit of the award. Award amounts will vary, but the maximum amount awarded will be $1,000.

Awards will be competitively allocated and limited to one per institution. The number of awards granted will depend on the estimated cost of each application, and the amount of funds raised by the NPA. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek matching funds from their institutions and to include that information in their applications.

To sponsor travel awards or other sessions for the 2015 NPA Annual Meeting, please view the 2015 Annual Meeting Sponsorship opportunities.

Deadline for submission: Monday, Dec. 15, 2014



Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Life Sciences · Physical Sciences and Engineering · Chemistry


-Society in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship

Society in Science – The Branco Weiss Fellowship is a unique postdoc program. It awards young researchers around the world with a generous personal research grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose anywhere in the world, for up to five years.  This research fellowship is designed to support postdoctoral researchers after their PhD and before their first faculty appointment. Those in current postdoctoral positions are also eligible. Ideally, fellows pursue unconventional projects in new areas of science, engineering and social sciences.  See for more information.

-The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) seeks applicants for postdoctoral fellowships whose intended work is at the interface of theory and experiment on the nature, role and mechanisms of the neural activity that produces cognition.  Of particular interest is work that emphasizes the recording and perturbation of population neural data at cellular resolution and the application of advanced statistical analysis and modeling to such data.  Candidates with a background in fields including neuroscience, mathematics, and the physical and information sciences are encouraged to apply.  For more information on the SCGB program, please visit .  To access the application, visit

-EMD Serono Innovation Cup 2015 –Great minds come together at EMD Serono

-2015 MBL Discovery Courses poster

-The United Negro College Fund and Merck offer postdoctoral science research fellowships to support African-American postdocs, with awards up to $92,000.  See for more information.

-NIH Loan Repayment Progam