List of postdoctoral fellowships 2020/2021
available to non-US citizens!
We compiled for you a list of postdoctoral fellowships that are available to non-US citizens to pursue a postdoc in the United States.
Some fellowships have specific requirements, for example regarding the date you obtained your PhD degree. Please read carefully all instructions before applying.
Please note that this list is non-exhaustive and if you have suggestions of postdoctoral fellowships to add to this list, please feel free to let us know !
|Sponsor||Research Area||Award Amount||Deadline for submission||Decision date||Start date||Link to apply|
|American Association of University Women (AAUW): International Fellowships||General support for women in higher education||$30,000||November 15, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time||April 15, 2020||July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021|
|American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA): Basic Research Fellowship||Brain Tumor Research||Up to $100,000 / year||Pre-screening: LOI due in November of every calendar year.
Application due date: mid-to-late March of every calendar year
|Not specified||Duration: 2 years|
|Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award||Cancer||Year 1: $52,000|
Year 2: $54,000
Year 3: $57,000
Year 4: $60,000
+ expense allowance: $2,000
|August 17, 2020||November 6, 2020||Starting 1st day of January, February, March or April 2021|
|EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships|
(Note: PhD must have been completed in an EMBC-related country)
|Life Sciences||2020: $60,000|
+ $9,000 / dependent
+ Travel Allowance
|No deadline !|
Applications are accepted all year but there are 2 cutoff dates for evaluation:
Round 1: Second Friday of February, 2 PM Central European Time
Round 2: Second Friday of August, 2 PM Central European Summer Time
|Round 1: Beginning of June|
Round 2: Beginning of December
|Round 1: Between July 1st of that year and February 15th of the following year|
Round 2: Between January 1st and August 15th of the following year
Fellowship duration between 12 and 24 months
|Graduate Women in Science: National Fellowship Program||Increase knowledge in the natural sciences and encourage research careers in the sciences by women||Up to $10,000||January 10, 2020 at 5:00:00 pm Eastern Time||Award for one academic year (July 1st to June 30th)|
|Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI): Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program||Life Sciences||Initial Year: $70,000 + a $20,000 expense allowance||January 8, 2020||Late June 2020||Between September 15, 2020, and January 19, 2021|
|Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP): Postdoctoral Fellowships||Life Sciences||Year 1: $46,800|
Year 2: $48,720
Year 3: $50,700
+ $4,920 research & travel allowance
+ $4,680 / dependent
+ relocation allowance up to $3,000
|August 22, 2019||April 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021.
Duration: up to 3 years
|James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF): Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems|
(Note: for pre-doctoral students, you must not have got your PhD yet)
|Development of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the science of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems||$200,000 USD to be expended in no less than 2 and no more than 3 years||June 12, 2020 15:59 CDT||End of October 2020||Between June 2021 and February 28, 2022.|
|Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research: Postdoctoral fellowships||Cancer Research||Year 1: $52,000|
Year 2: $54,000
Year 3: $56,000
+ $1000 for each dependent child
+ $1,800 for travel allowance
|February 3, 2020||Late April – Early May||From July 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021
Duration: 3 years
|Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF): Postdoctoral Fellowships||Life Sciences||$62,000 / year for 3 years ($186,000 total). Includes $52,000 / year salary + $10,000 / year of research allowance.||October 1 (8:00 pm EST)||February – March||August 1|
|NIH Pathways to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)||To launch your independent research career !
Transition from a mentored postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position
Salary: up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: up to $25,000 per year.
|February 12, June 12, and October 12||Duration up to 5 years (2 phases)|
|Schlumberger Foundation: Faculty of the Future|
(For Women only)
|Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines||Up to $40,000||September 5th to November 7th 2019||End of March every year.||Duration: 1 year with possibility to renew|
|Schmidt Science Fellowships||Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines||$100,000||October 1, 2019 for PhD students primarily selected by their university (candidate nominations deadline is August 12, 2019)||April 2020||July 2020|
Duration: 1 year
|Simons Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships||3 programs:|
– Origins of Life
– Marine Microbial Ecology
– Life Sciences, with focus on microbial ecology and evolution
|Varies by program||Varies by program||Varies by program||Varies by program|
|Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowships||Breast Cancer Research||Not communicated for 2020||Not communicated for 2020||Not communicated for 2020||Not communicated for 2020|
|The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation||Biomedical Sciences||Year 1: $54,000|
Year 2: $57,000
Year 3: $60,000
+ $1,500 of research allowance / year
+ $1,500 dependent child allowance / year
|June 15, 2020 5:00pm EST||Mid-November||From April 1, through September 1, 2021.|
Duration: 3 years
|Charles A. King Trust|
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program (only applies to Massachusetts)
|Basic Sciences and Clinical/Health Services Research.||Two-year grants ranging from $104,008 to $117,760,|
+ $2,000 of expense allowance
|Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:00 P.M., U.S. Eastern Time||September 1, 2020||September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2022|
Duration: 2 years
|The Wenner-Gren Foundation: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants||Basic research in anthropology||Up to $20,000 for research expenses||May 1 and November 1||6 months after application deadline||Duration: no limit|
|The Parkinson’s Foundation:|
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists
|Parkinson Disease research||$120,000 over two years: $55,000 annual salary + $5,000 annual research allowance + up to $2,000 for travel costs||Letter of Intent Due: November 12, 2019
Full Application Due: February 18, 2020
|Award Notification: Late April 2020||Fellowship begins: June 1 to May 31 of the following year
Duration: 2 years
|American Association for Cancer Research (AACR): Postdoctoral fellowships||Cancer||Not communicated for 2020||Not communicated for 2020||Not communicated for 2020||Not communicated for 2020|
|The Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars Program|
(Only for Israeli researchers)
|Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines||$20,000 per academic year for up to two years, plus a $5,000 US travel allowance||Applications for Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University will be accepted through March 30, 2020.||Duration: Up to 2 years|
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