List of postdoctoral fellowships

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 !

SponsorResearch AreaAward Amount Deadline for submissionDecision dateStart dateLink to apply
American Association of University Women (AAUW): International FellowshipsGeneral support for women in higher education$30,000December 1, 2017, by 11:59 pm (Central Time)April 15, 2018July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019
American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA): Basic Research FellowshipBrain Tumor ResearchUp to $50,000 / yearNext round of selection in 2018Next round of selection in 2018Duration: 2 years
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship AwardCancerYear 1: $52,000
Year 2: $54,000
Year 3: $57,000
Year 4: $60,000
+ expense allowance: $2,000
March 15, 2018 by 4:00 pm (ET)May 4, 2018 Starting 1st day of July, August, September or October 2018
EMBO Long-Term Fellowships
(Note: PhD must have been completed in an EMBC-related country)
Life Sciences2017:
Year 1: $44,291
Year 2: $48,720
+ $6,644 / 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: End of May or beginning of June
Round 2: End of November or beginning of December
Within one calendar year from the relevant evaluation deadline

Fellowship duration betwen 12 and 24 months

Graduate Women in Science: National Fellowship ProgramIncrease knowledge in the natural sciences and encourage research careers in the sciences by womenUp to $10,000Will open on November 15, 2017 for the 2018-2019 FellowshipsAward for one academic year (July 1st to June 30th)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI): Hanna H. Gray Fellows ProgramLife SciencesInitial Year: $60,000 + a $20,000 expense allowanceJanuary 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM ETEnd of June 2018September 18, 2018 – January 15, 2019
Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP): Postdoctoral FellowshipsLife SciencesYear 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 or September 2018.April 1, 2019 to January, 1 2020

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 yearsMarch 2018December 1
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research: Postdoctoral fellowshipsCancer ResearchYear 1: $52,000
Year 2: $52,500
Year 3: $53,000
+ $1000 for each dependent child
+ $1,800 for travel allowance
February 1, 2018, 5:00pm ETLate April – Early May 2018From July 1st, 2018 to January, 2019

Duration: 3 years

Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF): Postdoctoral FellowshipsLife Sciences$62,000 / year for 3 years ($186,000 total). Includes $52,000 / year salary + $10,000 / year of research allowance.October 2February – MarchAugust 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

K99 phase:
Salary: up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: up to $25,000 per year.

R00 phase:
Total cost up to $249,000 per year.

February 12, June 12, and October 12Duration up to 5 years (2 phases)
Schlumberger Foundation: Faculty of the Future
(For Women only)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplinesUp to $40,000September 11th to November 17th 2017April 2018Duration: 1 year with possibility to renew
Schmidt Science FellowshipsScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines$100,000December 31, 2017 for PhD students primarily selected by their university (candidate nominations deadline is November 13, 2017)March 2018July 2018
Duration: 1 year
Simons Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships3 programs:
– Origins of Life
– Marine Microbial Ecology
– Life Sciences, with focus on microbial ecology and evolution
Varies by programVaries by programVaries by programVaries by program
Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral FellowshipsBreast Cancer ResearchNot yet communicated for 2018Not yet communicated for 2018Not yet communicated for 2018Not yet communicated for 2018
The Helen Hay Whitney FoundationBiomedical SciencesYear 1: $54,000
Year 2: $57,000
Year 3: $60,000
+ $1,500 of research allowance / year
+ $1,500 dependent child allowance / year
July 2, 2018 5:00pm ESTMid-NovemberFrom April 1, through September 1, 2019.
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 $95,350 to $110,650,
+ $2,000 of expense allowance
February 9, 2018 3:00pm ESTAugust 2018September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2020
Duration: 2 years
The Wenner-Gren Foundation: Post-Ph.D. Research GrantsBasic research in anthropologyUp to $20,000 for research expensesMay 1 and November 16 months after application deadlineDuration: no limit
The Parkinson’s Foundation:
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists
Parkinson Disease research$100,000 over two years: $45,000 annual salary + $5,000 annual research allowance + up to $2,000 for travel costsLetter of Intent Due: November 27, 2017

Full Application Due: February 12, 2018

Notification for eligibility to apply: late December 2017

Award Notification: late April 2018

Fellowship begins: June 1, 2018

Duration: 2 years

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR): Postdoctoral fellowshipsCancer$110,000 over 2 yearsVaries by fellowship (November / December 2017) – check specific fellowshipMarch 2018July 1, 2018

Duration: 2 years

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 allowanceApplications for Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University will be accepted through March 30, 2019.Duration: Up to 2 years

PostdocInUSA team wishes you great luck with your postdoctoral fellowship application!

3 replies
  1. Dr Sudhakara Reddy Penubolu
    Dr Sudhakara Reddy Penubolu says:

    Seeking Postdoc fellowship position “VLSI Architectures for DSP” in any reputed Universities .



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