For Individual Postdoctoral Fellows

Funding and Other Resources

Three general resources for postdoctoral fellows:

Foundations and professional organizations. Many foundations and professional organizations support postdoctoral fellowships in basic or clinical research. Discuss such opportunities with your research mentor. Information on individual foundations can be obtained from search engines such as SPIN.

Federal sources. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (NIH F32 awards) provide support of up to three years for U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. The National Science Foundation administers a Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biological Informatics program.