Fellowships, Funding, & Job openings

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Fellowships, Funding Resources, and Select Job Postings

Please note that listings on this page are updated periodically. Typical update frequency is twice per month.

Internal Fellowships and Funding Resources
  • Life Sciences Fellows Program – The Medical School, the College of Pharmacy, and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), and the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan have partnered to offer the Michigan Life Sciences Fellows program, a highly competitive postdoctoral fellowship program to enhance the research program of the entire life sciences enterprise at Michigan. Applications due September 17, 2018.
  • Maas Professional Development Award – The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies supports our graduate trainees in professional development opportunities such as non-scientific conferences and workshops. Eligible applicants will be graduate students in good academic standing who are actively pursuing a degree in one of the 14 degree-granting programs within PIBS. Application deadlines are rolling and will be reviewed at the end of each month. Grants are up to $500.
  • Rackham Professional Development Grant – Looking for funding for professional development workshops, training, activities, etc? Apply for a Professional Development Grant. Application deadlines are rolling. Grants are up to $400.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award – The Office of Postdoctoral Studies provides $500 travel support to Postdoctoral Fellows whose first author abstracts are selected for oral or poster sessions at a conference or meeting. Each year, 20 travel grants will be awarded. Applications are due January 31 for meetings March 1-June 30. Applications are due May 15 for meetings July 1-December 31.
External Fellowships and Funding Resources
  • Genetics Society of America Policy Fellowship Database
  • Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship: An NSF funded fellowship program for postdocs of underrepresented minorities interested in conducting research in Phase II SBIR funding companies. $75,000 stipend + benefits.
  • Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – Permissible proposal topics include pre-clinical or basic science research on the biochemical, genetic or hematologic aspects of hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or other inherited bleeding disorder.  Other topics might include a focus on hepatitis/liver disease, HIV/AIDS, joint disease/orthopedics, women’s health, or other therapeutic modalities pertaining to bleeding disorders. Applications due September 24, 2018.
  • Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine  –  The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 20th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Applications are due September 7, 2018.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship and the Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity -The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship Award to Promote Diversity Program is up to three years (minimum 2 years) intended to support exceptional scientist from underrepresented groups working in Alzheimer’s or related dementias research and who are engaged in their post-graduate work (i.e. postdoctoral fellows) and before they have their first independent faculty positions (i.e. Assistant Professor) and working in diverse areas of research, including basic, translational, clinical, functional and social-behavioral research. Letters of intent due October 2, 2018; applications due November 19, 2018.
  • Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowships – Offer full tuition up to five years, $34,000 per academic year stipend, and $5,000 annual dependent childcare stipend. Candidates must be applying to a PhD program or within their first year of one, and an American citizen or permanent resident. Specific criteria include innovation and positive impact. Deadline October 24, 2018, References due October 26, 2018. 
  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans – The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a $90,000 merit-based fellowship exclusively for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. The Fellows can study in any degree-granting program in any field at any university in the United States. The specific selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment. Applications due November 1, 2018.
  • CTR BIosciences Fellowship Program – CBFP welcomes applications from early to mid-career biological scientists working in government ministries, government-operated biological science laboratories, and/or research and diagnostic facilities with experience in laboratory operations, research, and diagnostics from Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon. Only applications from these three countries will be considered. Applications due November 2, 2018.
  • American Association of Immunologists Public Policy Fellows Program – The PPFP provides postdoctoral fellows and other junior scientists, including assistant professors, who are committed to a career in biomedical research with the opportunity to learn about and participate in the public policy and legislative activities of AAI. Application opens December 2018, due in January 2019.
  • Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Postdoctoral Scholar Award – Young, talented investigators often have novel ideas and fresh approaches to scientific challenges. In order to attract new investigators to ovarian cancer research, each year we support multiple Scientific Scholars with $60,000 each for their proposed research. Each award recipient names a mentor who will help guide him or her through the process of becoming an established researcher. Applications due December 3, 2018.
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Preterm Birth Initiative – created to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth and will provide up to $500,000 over a four-year period ($125,000 per year). Applications due December 4, 2018.
  • NIH Department of Bioethics Fellowship -a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and pre-doctoral/post-baccalaureate fellowships. Fellows have the opportunity to learn many aspects of bioethics, as well as support to develop and implement an independent scholarship agenda, with guidance from faculty mentors. Applications due December 31, 2018 for post-doc applicants; January 15, 2019 for pre-doc/post-bac applicants.
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy – an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering to learn about a career in public policy and administration. Applications Due January 7, 2019.
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellowship Program. CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino network, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill. Applications due January 15, 2019.
  • FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship – a collaborative program between the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). It is designed for mid-career professionals to gain experience and expertise to further define and develop the field of regulatory science as it relates to the regulation of tobacco products and FDA’s authorities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Next call for applications January 2019.
  • NIH National Cancer Institute Health Communications Internship Program – The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects at NCI. Interns are placed in a host office in one of the three NCI campuses in Maryland. Next call for applications January 2019.
  • PhRMA Foundation Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Post-Doctoral Fellowships – This award supports individuals engaged in multidisciplinary/collaborative research training programs that will extend their credentials in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. Applications due February 1, 2019.
  • PhRMA Foundation Health Outcomes Post-Doctoral Fellowships – This award supports individuals engaged in a research training program that will extend their credentials in health outcomes. Applications due February 1, 2019.
  • American Society of Human Genetics: Genetics Education & Engagement FellowshipNext call for applications February 2019.
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Last edited on September 5, 2018.