Private foundation fellowship opportunities

Funding opportunities from private foundations with deadlines coming up in the following months, provided by David States (dstates at Please contact David if you are interested in any private fellowships.


Burroughs-Wellcome Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

To bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service

Designed for those transitioning from early work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences/engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences.

Amount: $500,000 over five years

U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents.

LOI Deadline: Sept. 6, 2017

Full proposal Deadline: Jan. 10, 2018

Finalists notified: Mar. 23, 2018

In-person interviews: Apr. 25-26, 2018 CASI RFP_2018_final.pdf


Beckman Postdoctoral Scholars

Life sciences-innovators in science, engineering, and technology. No more than 36 months of  postdoctoral experience. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. If you were considering this, the program appears to have been put on hold. See the URL below.

Amount: Two years $63,300 – $77,000, possibility of renewal

Deadline: Put on hold

Award notifications in April


Amer Assoc. Cancer Research Basic Cancer Research Fellowships (postdoc)

Grant Amount: $50,000 USD. Grant Duration is 1 year. Expected Number of Funded Grants: 4

LOI Deadline:  9/27/2017

Application Deadline: 1/22/2018 Decision Date: 3/2018

Start of Grant Term: 7/1/2018



Pew Charitable Trust Latin American Fellows (postdocs from Latin America)

The Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides support for young scientists from Latin America to receive  postdoctoral training in the United States.

To apply, potential candidates must send an e-mail to Kara Coleman, Project Director, at to request a user name and password to access the online application located at The secure online application contains detailed instructions and an application guide.

Deadline: Oct 2 2017


BrightFocus Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program (standard and  postdoc awards)

Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant’s own independent research career.

Amount: $100,000, 2 years

Deadline: date: October 18, 2017


American Cancer Society  Postdoctoral Fellowships postdoctoral-fellowships.html

This award may be for three years with progressive stipends of $48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year fellowship allowance.

Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15


The Schlumberger Foundation 2017-2018 Faculty for the Future

Deadline: November 17th, 2017

Faculty for the Future focuses on candidates from developing and emerging countries.

– are a female and are a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy*. You are not eligible to apply if you hold dual citizenship of which one is citizenship of a developed country.

– are preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences. The Faculty for the Future program does not fund Master level studies;

– are enrolled, admitted or have applied to a host university/research institute

– are willing to contribute to the socio-economic development of your home country and region by strengthening the faculties in your home university, pursuing relevant research, or using your specific expertise to address public policy matters.abroad

Qualifying a country as advanced, developing or emerging, is a complex topic. See the website for more information.



Alex Lemonade Stand Young Investigator Grants ( postdocs)

Childhood cancer  postdoctoral fellowships

Amount: $150,000 over 3 years

Application Deadline: 12/15/16 (this was last year’s deadline;  see the link below to learn if this program will be renewed in coming weeks).

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