There are many opportunities for fellowship support through the NIH and other funding sources. 

The graphic below summarizes the funding opportunities for federal and non-federal grants. 

Click on each grant to check your eligibility and learn more about the focus of the RFA.

  • Select opportunities for postdocs and early-career researchers

    SponsorFunding RangeSponsor DeadlineNotes
    NIH NRSA Individual Fellowships (F series, all)Depending on training experience. See the NIH NRSA stipend guideline.April 8, August 8, December 5Funding period is for 3 years.
    NIH Research Career Development awards (K series,new)Varies per institute/center.February 12, June 12, October 12Funding period is up to 5 years. Requires a minimum of 75% effort to conduct research.
    American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship$66K - $70K progressively per year, plus $4K yearly fellowship allowanceApril 1, October 15Funding period is up to 3 years.
    American Heart SocietyAnnual stipend matches NIH sliding scale.Please refer to sponsor websiteIn addition to stipend, AHS also provides $12,200/yr for health insurance, and $3K/yr for project support. 
    American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)Annual stipend is updated yearly. Refer to the sponsor website.Please refer to the sponsor websiteSupports postdoctoral and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical or research institution with less than 5 years of postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term.
    The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships$70K CAD per year for up to 2 yearsMid to late September. Please refer to sponsor website.Please visit the following website for eligibility window for degree completion:
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP)$60K over three years to support enrichment activities. Salary or indirect expenses are not supported by this fundPlease refer to sponsor websitePDEP supports the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoc fellows as a supplement for the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported.
    Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship to promote racial diversityUp to $228K over 3 years to support salary, plus $5K/yr allowance to host institution to defray relevant costs.March 1, September 1Applicants with 5 or more years of relevant postdoctoral experience are not eligible
    Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research FellowshipTwo-year grants ranging from $194,100 to $215K over 2 years, inclusive of a $25,000 expense allowanceTypically January or February each year. Please refer to sponsor website.Candidates should have at least 3 years, but no more than 6 years of postdoctoral experience at the time of submission.
    Damon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationFrom $70K to $76K per year up to 4 years, plus $2k/yr research allowance and $1K dependent child allowance when applicable.On or about March 15th, August 15th. Please refer to sponsor website.Basic and physician-scientists must have received their degrees no more than one year prior to the application deadline.
    EMBO Long-term fellowshipStipend amount variable, support up to 2 years, plus dependent and child care allowance.No specific application deadline. Applications should be submitted prior to two annual evaluation deadlines - second Friday of February and second Friday of August. For eligibility, please visit
    HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows ProgramUp to 4 years of postdoc training support with a starting salary of $70K, followed by a non-renewable grant of $270K annually for up to 4 years of the faculty phase.Please refer to sponsor website.Supports postdoc fellows from underrepresented groups and early in their training period. Applicants should have no more than 18 months of postdoctoral training at the time of the application due date. Please refer to sponsor website for more detailed eligibility criteria. 
    The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowship$68K - $72K progressively per year, plus $1,500 yearly research allowanceJune. Refer to the sponsor website for exact deadlineEligible candidates would have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application, and who have received a PhD (or D.Phil. or equivalent) degree no more than two years before the deadline.
    Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Long-Term Fellowship (LTF)Stipend support up to three years. August or September of each year. Please refer to sponsor website.Funding priority on innovative, high risk research that represents a significant departure from the candidate’s past research.
    Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research$216K over three years, plus $2k/yr research allowance to sponsoring lab and $1K for each dependent child.February 1. Please refer to sponsor websiteApplicants should not have more than one year of postdoctoral experience at the time of application.
    The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fellowship$70K per year for up to 3 yearsPlease refer to sponsor website.Should have less than two years of postdoc research training experience as of January of the application year
    Life Sciences Research Foundation Fellowship$198K for three years (stipend), plus $11K/yr research allowanceOctober 1Individuals who held PhD/MD degree(s) for more than 5 years at the time of application are not eligible.
    Muscular Dystrophy Association Development Grants$70K per year for up to 3 years.Refer to sponsor websiteDevelopment grants are awarded to senior postdoc researchers on the brink of becoming independent PI. Must have a minimum of 18 months of post-degree research training but no more than 7 years from receiving their most recent advanced degree. 
    National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship$45K CAD per year for 2 yearsMid-October. Refer to sponsor websiteCandidate must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada as of the application deadline date, and hold a doctorate in one of the fields of research that NSERC supports. Please see the sponsor website for additional eligibility criteria
    National Science Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship in BiologyPlease refer to sponsor RFAFirst Tuesday in November. Please refer to sponsor website.US Citizens or Permanent Residents only. All payments are paid directly to the fellow.