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Current Opportunities

Santa Fe Institute Complexity Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Description: Offer early-career scholars the opportunity to join a collaborative research community that nurtures creative, transdisciplinary thought in pursuit of key insights about the complex systems that matter most for science and society.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Various
  • Requirements: U.S. & non-U.S. citizens
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: October 24, 2021

BAEF Study and Research Fellowships in Belgium

  • Description: Participants will learn how to imagine possible futures and leverage their skills and humanities training towards careers in the private sector, the nonprofit world, arts administration, public media, and many other fields.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines:
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Education: Earned doctorate or current graduate students
  • Deadline: October 31, 2021

American Fellowship Program

  • Description: Support women scholars who are pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.
  • Type: Fellowships
  • Disciplines:
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are women
  • Education: Earned doctorate or doctoral students
  • Deadline: November 1, 2021

Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

  • Description: Awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. The research and education plans of each fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplines.
  • Type: Fellowships
  • Disciplines: Areas supported by the Division of Earth Sciences disciplinary programs at NSF
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: November 3, 2021

L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program

  • Description: Awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Sciences
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are women
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: November 15, 2021

International Fellowship Program

  • Description: Provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral studies.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines:
  • Requirements: International women in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career.
  • Education: Earned doctorate or graduate students
  • Deadline: November 15, 2021

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship

  • Description: This fellowship enables US scholars to carry out trans-regional and comparative research in countries across the network of Overseas Research Centers (ORCs), as well as other countries.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens
  • Education: Earned doctorate or doctoral students who are ‘all but dissertation.
  • Deadline: November 16, 2021

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

  • Description: Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors…
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements: U.S. Person
  • Education: Earned doctorate or current graduate students
  • Deadline: December 9, 2021

Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program

  • Description: Attracts high-achieving postdoctoral scholars from premier universities in the United States and Canada to do research at one of seven Israeli universities..
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements: Citizens of the United States or Canada or have a documented status that allows them to study and work in the US & PhD from American or Canadian university and planning to return to the United States or Canada to compete for an academic position.
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: 1st – December 15, 2021; 2nd – February 1, 2022; 3rd – March 31, 2022

Solar Energy Innovators Program with the U.S. Department of Energy

  • Description: Supports early-stage research and development to improve the flexibility and performance of solar technologies that contribute to a reliable and resilient U.S. electric grid.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public policy, business, law or other field relevant to solar integration
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30

Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences

  • Description: Provides four to five grants of $55,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences.
  • Type: Award
  • Disciplines: Chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, or any chemistry-related field
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are women
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: January 3, 2022

NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Description: Helps create and train the next generation of leading researchers needed for climate studies.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Sciences relevant to the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program
  • Requirements:
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: January 7, 2022

Underrepresented Minority Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

  • Description: Provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities.
  • Type: Award
  • Disciplines: Biomedical or medical research
  • Requirements: Underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: January 12, 2022

Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program

  • Description: Program offers nationally competitive fellowship awards to postdoctoral and senior scientists to perform collaborative research at U.S. Air Force research facilities across the country.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1

National Energy Technology Laboratory NETL Methane Hydrates Fellowship Program

  • Description: Support the development of Methane Hydrate science and enable highly qualified graduate and postgraduate students to pursue advanced degrees and training in an area of increasing national interest.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens
  • Education: M.S., Ph.D., and Postdoctoral applicants
  • Deadline: February 1, August 1

Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Programs

  • Description: Offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: February 26

Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

  • Description: Offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Various
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens
  • Education: PhD. received within 5 years of the application deadline
  • Deadline: February 28, 2022

Marshall Sherfield Fellowships

  • Description: Enables American scientists or engineers to undertake post-doctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute.
  • Type: Fellowships
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements:
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: June 2022

Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

  • Description: Awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified early career investigators to carry out an independent research program that will address scientific questions within the scope of AGS disciplines.
  • Type: Fellowships
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: Full proposal accepted anytime

Post Docs at ORISE

  • Description: Help you advance your career at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory or other federal research facility.
  • Type: Fellowships
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements:
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: Various deadlines

Opportunities For Future Consideration

Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

  • Description: Support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Mathematics and statistics, including applications to other disciplines
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: October 20, 2021

Sustainability Innovation Leaders

  • Description: Stimulate original cross-disciplinary research and the development of sustainable solutions by developing and deepening connections with external partners.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements:
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: October 18, 2021

USA to Australia Fellowship Program

  • Description: Fellowships are available for Americans who will benefit from doing research or study in the fields of biophotonics, engineering, environmental and marine sciences, mathematics, medicine, sciences, sustainability, and technology.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements:
  • Education: Earned doctorate or current graduate students
  • Deadline: October 15, 2021

Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Description: Identifies exceptional postdoctoral researchers engaged in high-quality, creative science in all areas of basic life science.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Biological sciences
  • Requirements: U.S. non-U.S. citizens
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: October 1, 2021

Anne McLaren Fellowships

  • Description: Targeted at exceptional female scientists and engineers who are typically under-represented in these subjects, and wish to establish a research career in the UK.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements: Female
  • Education:
  • Deadline: October 8, 2021

Harvard Radcliffe Fellow – Science, engineering, and mathematics

  • Description: Fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Science, engineering, and mathematics
  • Requirements: U.S. & non-U.S. citizens
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: September 30, 2021

TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Training Program

  • Description: Provides fundamental, interdisciplinary, and innovative training in cancer research at MD Anderson, University of Texas.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Cancer research
  • Requirements: U.S. & non-U.S. citizens
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: September 30, 2021

J&J’s WiSTEM2D Scholars Award

  • Description: The awards will fund one woman per STEM2D discipline who has completed her advanced degree, who is working as an assistant professor (or global equivalent faculty position), and who is not yet tenured at an accredited university, institution, or design school.
  • Type: Award
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements: Female
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: September 27, 2021

Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Program

  • Description: Designed to promote and develop scholars for tenure-track faculty positions at the University of Missouri or elsewhere, in any discipline.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Any
  • Requirements:
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: September 27, 2021

Fulbright Schuman Innovation Grants

  • Description: The grants will give preference to proposals focused on EU or U.S.-EU approaches to the issues of data privacy and protection. Successful proposals should address the technological and policy aspects of data privacy and protection.
  • Type: Grant
  • Disciplines: Policy & technology
  • Requirements:
  • Education: Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
  • Deadline: September 15, 2021

Fulbright Global Scholar Award

  • Description: The Fulbright Global Scholar Award allows U.S. academics and professionals to engage in multi-country, trans-regional projects.
  • Type: Award
  • Disciplines: Various
  • Requirements:
  • Education: Earned doctorate or current graduate students
  • Deadline: September 15, 2021

Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship (various awards)

  • Description: Opportunity to conduct research and receive professional training abroad.
  • Type: Scholarship
  • Disciplines: Various disciplines
  • Requirements: Institutional affiliation in the U.S. is not required.
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: September 15, 2021

Harvard Radcliffe Fellow – Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Description: Fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Humanities & social sciences
  • Requirements: U.S. & non-U.S. citizens
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: September 9, 2021

Kluge Fellowships

  • Description: Makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Fellowship program.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as architecture or law
  • Requirements: U.S. & non-U.S. citizens
  • Education: Terminal advanced degree
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

Library of Congress Article One Fellowship

  • Description: Apply for a post-doctoral fellowship to support research on key topics, including the separation of powers, the role of constituent voice in policymaking, diversity and representation in the legislative branch, and institutional reforms to increase congressional capacity.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as law
  • Requirements: U.S. & non-U.S. citizens
  • Education: Terminal advanced degree
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

Library of Congress Fellowship in Congressional Policymaking

  • Description: Post-doctoral fellowship in the field of congressional policymaking, with a special focus on legislative negotiations.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as law
  • Requirements: U.S. & non-U.S. citizens
  • Education: Terminal advanced degree
  • Deadline: To be announced

Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection

  • Description: Supports scholarly research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the work of Alan Lomax and the cultural traditions he documented over the course of a vigorous and highly productive 70-year career.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Anthropology, ethnomusicology, ethnography, ethno-history, dance, folklore and folklife, history, literature, linguistics, and movement analysis, with particular emphasis on the traditional music, dance, and narrative of the United States, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the Caribbean, as well as methodologies for their documentation and analysis.
  • Requirements: U.S. & non-U.S. citizens
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

  • Description: Encourages the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Health and spirituality
  • Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Fellowship

  • Description: Brings together world-leading researchers from all disciplines to work with Durham colleagues in developing collaborative projects of major intellectual, scientific, political, and practical significance.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Any
  • Requirements: U.S. & non-U.S. citizens
  • Education: At least five years’ experience following the completion of a PhD
  • Deadline: June 25, 2021

ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

  • Description: Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships will provide the opportunity for recipients to pursue independent research of their own choosing that supports the mission of the Army Research Laboratory.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements:
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: June 15, 2021

Baxter Young Investigator Awards

  • Description: Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships will provide the opportunity for recipients to pursue independent research of their own choosing that supports the mission of the Army Research Laboratory.
  • Type: Award
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements:
  • Education: Earned doctorate or current graduate students in North, Central, or South America at the time of submission
  • Deadline: June 15, 2021

Hodder Fellowship

  • Description: Writers and non-literary artists of exceptional promise who wish to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, translators, writers, or other kinds of artists or humanists who are selected more “for promise than for performance.
  • Requirements:
  • Education:
  • Deadline: June 14, 2021

Lecturer and Princeton Arts Fellow

  • Description: Awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Composers, conductors, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors, and performance artists.
  • Requirements: Holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton are not eligible to apply.
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: June 14, 2021

Human Frontier Science (HFSP) Program Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Description: Supports proposals for frontier, potentially transformative research in the life sciences. Applications for high-risk projects are particularly encouraged.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements:
  • Education: Earned doctorate or current graduate students in North, Central, or South America at the time of submission
  • Deadline: May 22, 2021

Newton International Fellowships

  • Description: The Newton International Fellowship selects the very best early-stage post-doctoral researchers to work at one of three participating academies (the Royal Society, the British Academy, and the Academy of Medical Sciences).
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: STEM
  • Requirements: Citizens other than British citizens
  • Education: Earned doctorate
  • Deadline: April 7, 2021

Freigeist Fellowships

  • Description: Junior researchers are given the opportunity to enjoy maximum freedom in their early scientific careers. The ‘Freigeist’ scheme is deliberately left open to all disciplines and topics.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Various
  • Requirements:
  • Education: Earned doctorate or current graduate students
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellowship

  • Description: Helps scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Sciences
  • Requirements: 
  • Education: Earned doctorate or current graduate students
  • Deadline: March 3, 2021

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan

  • Description: Provides opportunities for young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from North America and Europe to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems and to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at a Japanese university or research institute over a period of two months during the summer.
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Disciplines: Any
  • Requirements: Citizen of the UK, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, and the US
  • Education: Earned doctorate or current graduate students
  • Deadline: No open call for US participants in 2021

If you find any broken links, expired programs, or any new programs to list here, please email Valli Sarveswaran at v.sarveswaran@missouri.edu.

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