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Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Predoctoral and Graduate Researchers

Funding opportunities listed below target predoctoral and graduate researchers.

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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.

Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Scholarship FundALN Master's degree scholarshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate
The Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) fund is a scholarship fund set up to support African scientists to undertake a Master's degree in a subject relevant to the control of infectious disease in Africa. The awards will support a candidate to undertake an MSc at either the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
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.
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)International Scholarship ProgrammePre-doctoral/Graduate
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.
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.
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 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 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.
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 AidAustralia Awards Scholarships and FellowshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate
Australia Awards are prestigious international Scholarships and Fellowships funded by the Australian Government. They offer the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia and for high-achieving Australians to do the same overseas.
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.

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.
Cancer Research UKFunding ProgramsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional, Institutional, Travel
Cancer Research UK funds individual biomedical scientists, clinical researchers and research leaders. They also support research through our multiple centres of excellence in cancer across the UK, via our core institutes, and through involvement in partnerships and networks in the UK and internationally. Search a large collection of types of funding.
Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)HIVCorps Fellowship ProgramPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Health Professional
Fellowship program is designed to provide logistical support for our various HIV-related service projects,to provide students and early career public health professionals with the opportunity to work in developing world settings, and to foster collaborations between the American and Zambian volunteers.
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC)Commonwealth ScholarshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Health Professional
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is responsible for managing Britain’s contribution to the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), established in 1959, and supports around 700 awards annually.
Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)CARTA Grants and ScholarshipsPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty

​The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a south-south partnership with a south-north collaboration jointly led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya, and the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa. CARTA offers a variety of grants, fellowships and scholarships.

CRDF GlobalNewton's List: A Gateway to International Research CollaborationPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Travel
Established in 2013 and co-sponsored by CRDF Global and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Newton’s List is a a user-driven aggregate of current international funding opportunities for students and researchers working in natural and social science fields. Search opportunities by discipline or eligibility.
Doris Duke Charitable FoundationMedical Research ProgramPre-doctoral/Graduate, Post-doctoral, Faculty
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Medical Research Program supports the prevention, treatment and cure of human disease through support for the clinical research career ladder, and the advancement of innovations in clinical research.
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