Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

Women's Postdoctoral Science Fellowships (L'Oreal)

2010-1129 Women's Postdoctoral Science Fellowships (L'Oreal)

TOPIC: L'Oreal USA is inviting applications for its For Women in Science Fellowships, which provide postdoctoral support for women postdoctoral researchers in the U.S. who are pursuing careers in the life and physical/material sciences, as well as mathematics, engineering and computer science.

DEADLINE: December 13. 
FUNDS: Five awards of up to $60,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the 
fellowship deadline and must have started in their postdoctoral 
position by September 1, 2011. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D., 
D.P.H., or Sc.D.; the M.D. is not eligible. Applicants must be 
affiliated with a U.S. research institution, and their research must 
take place in the U.S. Applicants from psychology, social science, and 
science education are not eligible. 

Postdoctoral Cancer Research (LAVFM)

2010-1128 Limited: Postdoctoral Cancer Research (LAVFW)

TOPIC: The Ladies Auxiliary VFW is inviting postdoctoral fellowship nominations for cancer research. 

DEADLINE: The deadline for UCI's internal competition is December 13. 
FUNDS: The fellowship offers $100,000 over two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a U.S. citizen (the nominator does 
not have to be), and must be nominated by the person who will be 
supervising the lab in which the researcher will be working. The 
applicant must be qualified in a specific cancer-related specialty and 
proposed research project must be cancer-related. The candidate must 
have a doctoral degree by July 1, 2011. This is a limited competition: 
the campus may nominate one candidate.

Instructions for our internal campus review process will be available at 

James S. McDonnell Foundation - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Complex Systems

21st Century Science Initiative 2011


Deadline: July 15, 2011
No geographic restrictions; international applications are encouraged.

The James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) is initiating a new postdoctoral fellowship opportunity in the area of Complex Systems research. The JSMF Fellowships are intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree additional leeway in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research (as defined on the JSMF website


NOTE: JSMF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Complex Systems are not intended for students who have already identified a postdoctoral position and a postdoctoral research mentor. The JSMF fellowships are intended for students still at the stage of identifying potential postdoctoral positions. JSMF intends the fellowship program to help students seek potential postdoctoral training based on their scientific interests and the opportunity to gain new knowledge and skills.


More information on this funding opportunity can be obtained here or at

Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship

2011-451 Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship (Damon Runyon)

TOPIC: The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is inviting postdoctoral fellowship applications to support theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Candidates must apply under the guidance of a Sponsor: a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. 

DEADLINE: Applications are due August 15
FUNDS: Level 1 fellowships offer $50,000 annually, and Level 2 fellowships $60,000 annually, for three years. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or their equivalents: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM. For Level 1 funding, basic and physician-scientists must have received their degrees no more than one year prior to the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered. For Level 2 funding,  physician-scientist applicants (MD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM or the equivalent) must have completed their residencies and clinical training no more than three years prior to the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible. If you are interested in applying to this foundation, please contact UCI's office of Foundation Development: Marge Brannon, Director (email or Jim Crawford, Senior Director (

Postdoctoral Biology Fellowships (NSF)

2011-587 Postdoctoral Biology Fellowships (NSF)

TOPIC: The National Science Foundation is inviting postdoctoral fellowship applications to enable recent recipients of the doctoral degree to pursue research and training in three selected areas and with special goals for human resource development in biology. For FY 2012, these three areas are
(1) Broadening Participation in Biology;
(2) Intersections of Biology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences; and 
(3) National Plant Genome Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.

DEADLINE: October 11.
FUNDS: Fifteen awards annually, which offer $60,000 in year 1, $63,000 in year 2, and $66,000 in year 3.
ELIGIBILITY: Only individuals may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who either are currently graduate students and plan to earn the doctorate prior to the start date, or have served in a position requiring the doctoral degree for no more than 12 full time months since earning the degree. Please see link
below for additional eligibility requirements.

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