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Postdoctoral Fellowship Funding Sources

Many of these selected opportunities are especially relevant to early stage postdoctoral fellows.  Sponsors with specific programs for senior postdoctoral fellows are noted with an asterisk (*).

US Citizens/Permanent Residents
American Cancer Society
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship
Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) NIH F32 Fellowships
L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science
*Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards (NIH K01)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (NSF)

Non-US Citizenship/Nationalities

The following opportunities are for Non-US citizens and some may only be available in the native language. While most are personal fellowships that are not administered by the University, in all cases  applicable compliance requirements - sponsor's, institutional, govt. -  must be met. Therefore, applicants must discuss such requirements with their HOL and OSPA before submission.
AAUW International Fellowship
American Italian Cancer Foundation
Austrian Programme for Advanced Research and Technology (APART)
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (Canada)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
DFG, German Research Foundation
European Commission
European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) 
European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
Graduate Women International
Gruss Lipper Foundation Fellowship for Israeli Scientists - contact Development Office
Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
International Agency for Research on Cancer  
Japanese Science and Technology Program
Martin Escudero Fellowship
National Research Foundation (South Africa)
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research  
Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Ramon Areces Foundation
Sweden-America Foundation
Swedish Research Council
Swedish Society for Medical Research

American Association for Cancer Research
American Institute for Cancer Research
American Diabetes Association 
American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)
*American Gastroenterological Association
American Heart Association 
American Liver Foundation
American Lung Association 
American Mathematical Society 
American Philosophical Society
American Physiological Society  
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
Arthritis Foundation 
Autism Speaks
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD)

Bright Focus Foundation
Cancer Research Institute 
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 
Davis Foundation Program in Eating Disorders Research  
Dermatology Foundation
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Epilepsy Foundation
FRAXA Research Foundation 
Infectious Diseases Society of America
International Rett Syndrome Foundation 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Lalor Foundation
*Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Life Sciences Research Foundation
Lymphoma Research Foundation
*Muscular Dystrophy Association
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America   
National Ataxia Foundation 
National Cancer Center
National Kidney Foundation 
National Multiple Sclerosis Society 
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
*Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (NIH K99/R00)
Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Thrasher Research Fund
Tourette Syndrome Association
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation 
Worldwide Cancer Research 

Contact the Development Office for additional programs.

Other Resources
Grant Writing Tools
Grant Seeking Resources
Community of Science
OSPA Funding Database
National Postdoctoral Association
OSPA Training Area
UCLA GRAPES (grad student/postdoc funding database) 

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