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Common Funding Mechanisms

The Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31
Eligibility:
Predoctoral students enrolled in a research doctoral degree program

U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Deadline:
The Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) F32
Eligibility:
Postdoc, research or clinical doctoral degree

U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Deadline:
AHA Predoctoral Fellowship
Eligibility:
Full time student enrolled in a post-baccalaureate PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD, DDS, DrPH, or PhD in nursing or equivalent clinical health science doctoral degree program
Deadline:
AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship
Eligibility:
Post-baccalaureate Ph.D. degree or equivalent, or a doctoral-level clinical degree, such as M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D., D.D.S., Dr.Ph, Ph.D. in nursing, public health, or other clinical health science., or equivalent clinical health science doctoral student. No more than five years of research training or experience since obtaining a post-baccalaureate doctoral-level degree (excluding clinical training).
Deadline:
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Eligibility:
Graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions

U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents
Deadline:
NIH K99/R00 Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity – BRAIN Initiative
Eligibility:
Postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty position. No more than 5 years of postdoctoral research experience as of the relevant application due date.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Deadline:
Fellowship for New Americans
Eligibility:
Graduate students, 30 years or younger

Immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States (see website for detail)
Deadline:
NIH F99/K00 Individual Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award
Eligibility:
Graduate students, in year 3 or 4 of PhD training

U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Deadline:
Grass Fellowship Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory
Eligibility:
Early investigators (late stage predoctoral trainees and beyond)
Deadline:
Pre and Postdoctoral Training Awards
Eligibility:
Applicants for predoctoral awards must be enrolled students in good standing in a program leading to a research doctorate, such as a Ph.D. or Sc.D., or a dual degree such as an M.D./Ph.D. Applicants for postdoctoral awards must have completed their doctoral or medical degree and have been accepted as a postdoctoral fellow in good standing in a program as of the award start date.
Deadline:
The Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31
Eligibility:
Predoctoral students enrolled in a research doctoral degree program

U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Deadline:
The Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) F32
Eligibility:
Postdoc, research or clinical doctoral degree
Deadline:
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
Eligibility:
Completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree, including successful defense of the dissertation

U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program;1 Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; individuals granted Temporary Protected Status; asylees; and refugees
Deadline:
Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study
Eligibility:
Adviser-student pairs must be studying scientific problems in biomedical sciences, life sciences, or biological questions in related disciplines. Students must be in their second or third year of a PhD program and/or have at least two full years of study remaining and be from populations excluded from and underrepresented in science because of ethnicity, race, or disability status, or alumni of the HHMI EXROP program.

Prospective fellows must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, undocumented childhood arrivals, or undocumented individuals who have been granted temporary permission to stay in the U.S. (DACA).

Nominations made August 18 - September 16 and full application due December 9
Deadline:
NIH F32 Postdoctoral – BRAIN Initiative
Eligibility:
Post-doctorates early in their postdoctoral training period (apply before completion of terminal doctoral degree requirements)

Citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence
Deadline:
NIH F99/K00 Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience – Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative
Eligibility:
Graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences

Citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence
Deadline:
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Eligibility:
Full time students who will require a minimum of three years of study to complete their Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree

U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program;1 Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; individuals granted Temporary Protected Status; asylees; and refugees
Deadline:
Neuroscience Scholars Program
Eligibility:
Enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program or postdoctoral fellowship. Additionally, candidates must be from a group recognized as underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences.

2023 Deadline to be announced
Deadline:
NIH F99/K00 Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience – Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative
Eligibility:
Graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences
Citizenship: Citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence
Deadline:
NIH F99/K00 Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience – Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative
Eligibility:
Graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences

Citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence
Deadline:

 

Other resources:

Graduate student funding opportunity list maintained by Johns Hopkins University: https://research.jhu.edu/rdt/funding-opportunities/graduate/ 

Postdoctoral funding opportunities tailored to cancer/oncology and neuroscience/neurology is maintained by Johns Hopkins University: https://research.jhu.edu/rdt/funding-opportunities/postdoctoral/ 

Graduate fellowships and scholarships list maintained by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) department of Biology: https://biology.mit.edu/graduate/prospective-students/funding/

Predoctoral fellowship list maintained by the University of Kansas (KU) Molecular Biosciences: https://molecularbiosciences.ku.edu/predoctoral-fellowship-list