For Individual Postdoctoral Fellows
Funding and Other Resources
Three general resources for postdoctoral fellows:
UVA Postdoctoral Office (Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies). Provides information on internal funding sources, benefits, training in English as a second language and writing, seminar series, professional development, and more. The site includes a postdoctoral handbook describing stipends, benefits, etc.
National Postdoctoral Association. Statistics and comparative policies from academic institutions, information on career development and for international scholars, etc.
“Making the Right Moves” (Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Howard Hughes Medical Institute) covers topics as diverse as negotiating one’s contract, structure of academic institutions, staffing a research group, time and project management, etc. A must-read for postdoctoral fellows and new faculty.
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.