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Postdoctoral Non-NIH Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities listed below for postdoctoral researchers are available to researchers between completion of a doctoral degree and acceptance of a faculty position.

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This directory includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. Its goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research. The directory is maintained by the Fogarty International Center, the international component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Organization Name
Fellowship/Grant Program Name
Funding TypesProgram Summary
AcademyHealthAcademyHealth Scholarships and FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty

AcademyHealth works to improve health and the performance of the health system by supporting the production and use of evidence to inform policy and practice. AcademyHealth provides access to information on scholarships and fellowships available through organizations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country, as well as a growing number of opportunities directly through AcademyHealth.

African Academy of Sciences (AAS)African Academy of Sciences Funding OpportunitiesPost-doctoral, Faculty

​The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) recognizes excellence through fellowship and award schemes; provides advisory and think tank functions for shaping Africa’s science, technology and innovation strategies and policies; and implements key science, technology and innovation programmes addressing Africa’s developmental challenges. AAS also coordinates mentorship programs.

Afya Bora ConsortiumAfya Bora Consortium Fellowships in Global Health LeadershipPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
The 1-year Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership trains US and African medical, nursing and health professionals to design, manage, evaluate large health programs in Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, Tanzania and Cameroon.
Age UKResearch FundingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research. The Research into Ageing Fund supports research to improve the health and wellbeing of older people through a response-mode competitive peer-reviewed system.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (American Friends)Humboldt Foundation Fellowships and AwardsPost-doctoral, Health Professional
American Friends of the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation promotes networking, exchange and creative collaboration among scientists, scholars, artists and other professionals in the United States and Germany. Most of the fellowships and grants are open to all nationalities.
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems ResearchCall for ProposalsPost-doctoral, Faculty
The Alliance issues calls for proposals on a regular basis. Institutions from low- and middle-income countries are targetted.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)AACR Funding OpportunitiesPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Travel
AACR grants support researchers, domestically and abroad, at every stage of their career, representing a global commitment to understanding, preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. AACR offers research funding, postdoctoral and clinical research fellowships, scientific achievement awards and travel grants.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)AAAS FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
AAAS is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. AAAS offers Science and Technology Policy Fellowships, as well as many other opportunities and resources.
American Association of University Women (AAUW)Educational Funding and AwardsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional, Travel
AAUW advances educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Domestic and international fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities.
American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)ABTA Research GrantsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) provides critical funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
American Cancer SocietyInternational ProgramsPost-doctoral, Health Professional
As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) focuses its funding on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals.
American Institute of Indian StudiesResearch FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) furthers the knowledge of India in the United States by supporting American scholarship on India. AIIS offers research fellowships in all fields, including public health and biomedical research.
American Psychological Association (APA)International Programs and AwardsPost-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional, Travel
The American Psychological Association (APA) supports the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge. Its Office of International Affairs selects a number of internationally focused awards, including travel and mentor awards.
American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA)ASTDA Developmental AwardsPost-doctoral, Faculty

​ASTDA is an organization dedicated to the control and study of sexually transmitted diseases. ASTDA Development Awards to encourage new investigators to pursue careers in STD research. The awards are open to PhD or MD investigators at U.S. institutions who have recently achieved faculty rank, and persons who are making the transition from postdoctoral training to faculty-level appointments at U.S. sites.

American Society for MicrobiologyFellowship and Career InformationPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Travel
The American Society for Microbiology aims to advance the microbiological sciences. Students, postdoctoral fellows, and early and mid-career scientists are eligible for fellowships to conduct research and participate in activities that encourage professional growth in a new area. Funds may be available for stipends, housing, travel, and ASM membership.
American Society of HematologyASH Career Development AwardsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Travel
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) promotes research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy related to the causes and treatments of blood disorders. ASH offers many career development awards for a variety of experience levels.
American Society of Tropical Medicine and HygieneFunding and Fellowships Sponsored by ASTMHPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Travel
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) is a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians, and program professionals whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor. ASTMH offers a variety of awards, fellowships and medals, including travel awards to its annual meeting.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis AssociationInvestigator-Initiated Research Grant ProgramPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
The ALS Association Research Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program supports INNOVATIVE research of high scientific merit and relevance to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), offering investigators awards in many categories.
Arthritis FoundationFunding OpportunitiesPost-doctoral, Faculty
Arthritis Foundation Research Program seeks to maximize the impact of its research investment by focusing on Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Arthritis.
Association for Women in MathematicsTravel GrantsPost-doctoral, Travel
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences
Association of Public Health LaboratoriesFellowship and Traineeship ProgramsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral
Through its fellowship and traineeship programs, APHL prepares students for careers in public health laboratories and supports specialized training for practicing scientists.
Association of Schools and Programs of Public HealthASPPH Fellowships and InternshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
ASPPH fellowship and internship programs offer opportunities for current masters and doctoral level students and recent graduates to round out academic training and gain hands-on public health experience while continuing to develop professional skills and expertise in public health. On-site mentoring from public health professionals provides valuable career guidance and networking opportunities.
Australian Research CouncilNational Competitive Grants Program (NCGP)Pre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
The ARC funds research and researchers under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).  The program comprises two main elements - Discovery and Linkage - under which the ARC funds a range of complementary schemes to support researchers at different stages of their careers, build Australia’s research capability, expand and enhance research networks and collaborations, and develop centres of research excellence.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)International FundingPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral

BBSRC aims to ensure that the UK remains a world leader in the biosciences, and that academic research, industrial R&D and the UK economy benefit from the increasing scientific activity across the globe.  BBSRC promotes international links at the policy level and between researchers. Offers a variety of international research and collaboration awards. 

Bioversity InternationalFellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
Bioversity International collaborates with students (MSc and PhD) and working professionals from developed and developing countries to carry out thesis or other research that contributes to our mission to deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural biodiversity to attain global food and nutrition security.
Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Foundation for Basic Research in MedicinePhD Fellowships, MD Fellowships and Travel GrantsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Travel
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds is a public foundation - an independent, not-for-profit institution for the exclusive and direct promotion of basic research in biomedicine. It supports researchers and projects aimed to experimentally elucidate basic phenomena of human life and pays particular attention to the promotion of junior scientists.
Brocher FoundationBrocher Foundation ResidenciesPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty

Brocher Foundation Residencies give researchers (PhD students to Professors) the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre in Switzerland on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies. A researcher can apply with one or two other researchers to work on a collaborative project together.

Burroughs Wellcome FundGrant ProgramsPost-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional, Travel
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's grantmaking strategies are to support biomedical scientists at the beginning of their careers and to make grants in areas of science that are poised for significant advancement but currently undervalued and underfunded. Within this overall strategy, BWF makes grants within six focus areas: Biomedical Sciences; Infectious Disease; Interfaces in Science; Population and Laboratory Based Sciences; Reproductive Sciences; and Science Education.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)CIHR Funding OpportunitiesPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral

CIHR provides funding opportunities for four themes of health research: Biomedical; Clinical; Health systems services; Social, cultural, environmental and population health.

Cancer Research InstituteCancer Research ProgramsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Institutional
The Cancer Research Institute funds research aimed at furthering the development of immunological approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.  As of 2011, some programs may be restricted or on hold.  Please check information about the various programs.
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