Funding Opportunities for Postdocs

Need some guidance on applying for grants and fellowships?  Learn more from a recent compendium of tips from Yale’s grants office.

Here are two national databases of funding opportunities. Access them from the Yale network.



*Non-NIH Funding Opportunities (List maintained by the NIH)

American Cancer Society

American Federation for Aging Research

American Heart Association

American Society for Engineering Education

Branco Weiss Fellowship (science, engineering, social sciences)

Brown Coxe Fellowship (internal Yale competition for bioscientists)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Cancer Research Institute

Cancer Society

Center for Genomic Regulation

Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation

EMBO (US not eligible)

Energry Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Fogarty Funding Opportunities

Ford Foundation (Science, Engineering, Medicine)

Fraxa Research Foundation

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

The Hertz Foundation

HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows Program (underrepresented minorities)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Human Frontier Science Program

James McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Complex Systems

Jane Coffin Childs Foundation

JDRF (Diabetes research)

Leukemia Foundation

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Life Sciences Research Foundation

L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science Program

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Hemophilia Foundation

NIH Funding Announcements

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in:



Earth Science




PhRMA Foundation

St. Baldrick’s Foundation (childhood cancer research)

Science/AAAS – Grants & Funding Resource Page

Sydney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research

UNCF●Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship

Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program (biomedical research in Israel)