Postdoctoral Funding Opportunites

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  • The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

  • Naval Surface Warfare Center (IDHV) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

  • The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Sevice Program (SMART)

  • Janelia Postdoctoral Associates Positions

    Postdoctoral associates work in the laboratories of Janelia group leaders and fellows. Appointments are made for a one year period and may extend for a total of five years. Recruitment for postodoctoral associates is ongoing. Please send correspondence to individual group leaders or fellows (http://www.janelia.org/janelia-research/labs) to get more information about potential postdoctoral positions in their labs. Completed applications are reviewed regularly for postdoctoral associates.
  • Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

  • Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding innovative doctoral dissertation research in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics that is relevant to providing solutions to better ensure public safety, prevent and control crime, and ensure the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States. This program furthers the Department’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels.
  • AT&T Foundation Using one or more of the provided public datasets (along with any other public datasets you choose), incorporate data science, data visualization, and ideation into a compelling argument that will help increase high school graduation rates; Highlight your insights in a static or interactive data visualization, OR a data-centric, functional software application; Deadline Nov. 10, 2015; three awards will be made from $4,000 to $20,000; Eligibility – open to individuals, teams and organizations; RULES; Visit the CHALLENGE PAGE for all the details. Viterbi postdocs interested in applying for a grant from a foundation with the help of the Viterbi School should contact Maria G. Zamora at mgzamora@usc.edu, Viterbi Corporate & Foundation Relations. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY (ACS) – Grant/fellowship opportunity details are noted below the ACS PROGRAMS section. ACS PROGRAMS Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry of Cancer – (Program Director, Michael Melner, PhD) This program focuses on genes involved in cancer and how alterations in those genes (mutations, deletions, and amplifications) play roles in the process. Of particular interest is the examination of the molecules involved in cancer (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates) and how their activities affect the disease. The program highlights new targets for prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. Cancer Cell Biology and Metastasis – (Program Director, Charles Saxe, PhD) The primary goal of this program is to provide an understanding of the nature of cancer cells so they can be more effectively controlled and eliminated. Emphases include understanding the fundamental controls of normal and cancer cells with a focus on how cells regulate when to grow, when to divide and when to die; how cells create an identity and how cells relate to the local environment and to other cells; how cells regulate when and how to move from one site to another. Preclinical and Translational Cancer Research – (William Phelps, PhD) This program focuses at the interface between laboratory investigations and human cancer. The scope of the program includes investigations of the role of infectious diseases in cancer, the discovery, synthesis, and delivery of cancer drugs, the creation and use of animal models of cancer, and the role of individual or groups of genes in different types of cancer. – POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide training leading to an independent career in cancer research; awards may be for three years with progressive stipends of $48k, $50K and $52K, plus $4K per year fellowship allowance; plus $1,500 will be provided in the last year for travel costs to attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium or travel to a domestic scientific meeting; must be US citizens or permanent residents; Terms and Conditions;Online applications are due October 15, 2015, 5:00 PM EST; paper applications are due October 16, 2015; Apply online for ACS opportunities Viterbi postdocs interested in applying for a grant from a foundation with the help of the Viterbi School should contact Maria G. Zamora at mgzamora@usc.edu, Viterbi Corporate & Foundation Relations. INSTITUTE of INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – The Institute sends emerging leaders (MS & PhD students and postdocs) in BME or closely related fields (i.e., Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with substantive interest and background in Biomedicine) overseas to undertake a self-designed project at a host institution. Applicants should be either currently-enrolled or no more than three years from their most recent degree and be US citizens or permanent residents. All components of the application including online and hard copy materials MUST be RECEIVED by January 19, 2016. Click here for the online application. Fellow (MS or PhD students) and Scholars (postdoctoral) Program – Fellows go abroad for one academic year (9-12 months) – Scholars go abroad for one semester or up two academic years (24 months)Summer Grants – MS and PhD students – Summer grantees go abroad for 8 weeks between June 1ST and August 31ST Viterbi postdocs interested in applying for a grant from a foundation with the help of the Viterbi School should contact Maria G. Zamora at mgzamora@usc.edu, Viterbi Corporate & Foundation Relations.
  • NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION – ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS University Research OpportunityDeadline: 10/23/2015 New sponsored research partnership with Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. This new initiative (covering 3~5 year time span) is aimed at supporting both professors, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students engaged in “blue skies” research in the following technology areas of interest: 1. Advanced Electronics and Materials 2. Agile Lasers 3. Atomic/Quantum PNT Sensors 4. Cognitive Processing and Machine Learning 5. Multiband EO/IR Detectors 6. Quantum Sensing and Processing 7. Science of Test 8. Software Safety Potential proposals will be reviewed in late-October for projects that will start in early 2016. If you or a member of your faculty are interested in submitting a project for consideration and would like more information please contact hong.pesetski@ngc.com. For your research to be considered for funding, a one-page proposal is required by October 23, 2015. BECKMAN FOUNATION Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award is open to chemistry and the life sciences postdocs. Postdoctoral applicants must obtain institutional support and identify a sponsoring mentor who will serve in the supervising, training and research experience of the Fellow; Must be a US citizen or lawfully admitted to the U.S. for Permanent Residence; Award will range from $57,000 – $67,000 with 75% of the award going towards the stipend, which may be supplemented from other sources, and 25% used towards research expenditures. Applications are due: December 1, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Click here for the application description and process. AT&T Foundation Using one or more of the provided public datasets (along with any other public datasets you choose), incorporate data science, data visualization, and ideation into a compelling argument that will help increase high school graduation rates; Highlight your insights in a static or interactive data visualization, OR a data-centric, functional software application; Deadline Nov. 10, 2015; three awards will be made from $4,000 to $20,000; Eligibility – open to individuals, teams and organizations; RULES Visit the CHALLENGE PAGE for all the details. Viterbi postdocs interested in applying for a grant from a foundation with the help of the Viterbi School should contact Maria G. Zamora at mgzamora@usc.edu, Viterbi Corporate & Foundation Relations. INSTITUTE of INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – The Institute sends emerging leaders (MS & PhD students and postdocs) in BME or closely related fields (i.e., Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with substantive interest and background in Biomedicine) overseas to undertake a self-designed project at a host institution. Applicants should be either currently-enrolled or no more than three years from their most recent degree and be US citizens or permanent residents. All components of the application including online and hard copy materials MUST be RECEIVED by January 19, 2016. Click “here” for the online application. http://whitaker.usapplications.org/Fellow (MS or PhD students) and Scholars (postdoctoral) Program – Fellows go abroad for one academic year (9-12 months) – Scholars go abroad for one semester or up two academic years (24 months) Summer Grants – MS and PhD students – Summer grantees go abroad for 8 weeks between June 1ST and August 31ST Viterbi postdocs interested in applying for a grant from a foundation with the help of the Viterbi School should contact Maria G. Zamora at mgzamora@usc.edu, Viterbi Corporate & Foundation Relations.
  • Professional Research Experience Program – Communications Technology Laboratory (PREP-CTL)

    NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to provide undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows with fellowship opportunities and financial assistance to obtain laboratory experiences within the NIST Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The recipients will work with NIST to foster collaborative research relationships among NIST staff, undergraduate/graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and the students’ academic institutions. – Anticipated Amounts: NIST expects approximately $2,500,000 may be made available in FY 2016 for the first year of multi-year awards to eligible applicants. New awards are expected to range from approximately $100,000 to $2,500,000 annually, with project performance periods of up to two (2) years, consistent with the multi-year funding policy described in Section II.2 of this FFO. Thus, NIST may fund up to approximately $5 million for PREP-CTL over two years. The specific number of awards will be determined during the selection process, based on the nature and quality of the proposals NIST receives. – Funding Instrument: Cooperative Agreement – Who is Eligible: Eligibility for PREP-CTL is limited to accredited institutions of higher education that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in academic disciplines relevant to the technical programs of the NIST Communications Technology Laboratory (see http://www.nist.gov/ctl/) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. For the purposes of this FFO, these disciplines include (but may not be limited to) computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or electronics. Institutions must offer both four-year undergraduate and graduate degree plans and also offer post-doctoral fellowships. – Cost Sharing Requirements: This program does not require cost sharing.
  • L’Oréal USA For Women In Science Fellowship Program

    L’Oréal-UNESCO’s For Women in Science program has recognized more than 2,200 women scientists in over 100 countries since the program began in 1998. We’re seeking five exceptional female scientists in the United States looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM. Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started postdoctoral research by December 31, 2015. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply. Applications due February 5, 2016.
  • L’Oréal USA for Women In Science Fellowship Program

    L’Oréal-UNESCO’s For Women in Science program has recognized more than 2,200 women scientists in over 100 countries since the program began in 1998. We’re seeking five exceptional female scientists in the United States looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM. Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started postdoctoral research by December 31, 2015. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply. Applications due February 5, 2016.
  • EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships

    The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. The research and education plans of each fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplines.The program supports researchers for a period of up to two years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution of their choice (including facilities abroad). The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with research experience, mentorship, and training that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community. Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their career, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of EAR postdoctoral fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.
  • BURROUGHS WELLCOME FUNDS

    BWF’s Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years in the biological sciences to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents. Scientific advances such as genomics, quantitative structural biology, imaging techniques, and modeling of complex systems have created opportunities for exciting research careers at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences. Tackling key problems in biology will require scientists trained in areas such as chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Details: http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/interfaces-science/career-awards-scientific-interface
  • LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH FOUNDATION

    The foundation’s portal will be open for submissions from September 2016 to October 1, 2016, 8:00 PM EST Postdoctoral Award in life sciences; Details and application: http://www.lsrf.org/apply
  • THRASHER RESEARCH FUND

    Deadline: 9/9/2016, noon MST Therefore, the purpose of this program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. Those eligible to apply include: 1. Physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or who completed that program no more than one year before the date of submission of the Concept Paper. 2. Post-doctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the Concept Paper. The grant amount is based on the actual budgetary needs of the project, with a maximum of $25,000 in direct costs for the entire grant. The duration of the project can be up to two years. Indirect costs of no more than 7% of direct costs will be paid on Early Career Award Program grants. Up to $12,500 in total of the proposed budget may be used for salary (including fringe) of the new researcher. Funds not needed for salary are to be used for research supplies or other research-related expenses. Details, including application: https://www.thrasherresearch.org/SitePages/early-career-award.aspx Viterbi postdocs interested in applying for a grant from a foundation with the help of the Viterbi School should contact Maria G. Zamora at mgzamora@usc.edu, Viterbi Foundation Relations.
  • AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

    Postdoctoral Fellowship – researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide training leading to an independent career in cancer research; awards may be for three years with progressive stipends of $48k, $50K and $52K, plus $4K per year fellowship allowance; plus $1,500 will be provided in the last year for travel costs to attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium or travel to a domestic scientific meeting; must be US citizens or permanent residents; Online applications are due October 17, 2016, 5:00 PM EST; paper applications are due October 18, 2016; Details: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@researchadministration/documents/document/acspc-039510.pdfAPPLY: https://proposalcentral.altum.com
  • The BIG Idea Challenge

    The BIG Idea Challenge is a university-level design competition sponsored by the Game Changing Development Program (GCD) within NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, and managed by the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). The 2017 BIG Idea Challenge calls for teams of 3-5 students to submit robust proposals for in-space assembly of spacecraft – particularly tugs, propelled by solar electric propulsion (SEP), that transfer payloads from low earth orbit (LEO) to a lunar distant retrograde orbit (LDRO). The proposals should be 8-10 pages in length. The BIG Idea Challenge seeks new concepts for constructing 200kW class SEP tugs in space using robotic assembly of modules that make up the SEP tug. Proposals should design and analyze potential modular concepts and systems that provide the ability to construct large SE tugs in space. Concepts can employ new approaches for: • packaging modules in one or more launch vehicles that minimize launch loads, • modular (distributed) solar arrays and ion engines, and • robust robotic assembly (joining) of the modules that form the SEP tug. For your convenience, we have developed a printable flyer for the 2017 BIG Idea Challenge that contains full design guidelines and constraints, and is ideal for posting in classrooms and departmental bulletin boards. Interested teams are encouraged to review the flyer carefully. Full competition details, including design constraints and submission guidelines, can also be found on the BIG Idea Website (http://BIGIdea.nianet.org). Based on a review of the proposals, four (4) teams will be selected to submit full technical papers and present their concepts to a panel of NASA judges at the 2017 BIG Idea Forum at the NASA Langley Research Center, February 15 and 16, 2017, in Hampton, VA. The final four qualifying teams will receive a $6,000 stipend to facilitate participation in the BIG Idea Forum. The winning team will receive offers to participate in paid internships with the GCD team at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, where they can work toward further developing their concept under the mentorship of NASA experts. It is my pleasure to invite your interested student teams and their faculty advisors to submit an Online Notice of Intent by September 30, 2016 and submit proposals by November 30, 2016. Important Dates: September 30, 2016 – Notice of Intent (NOI) deadline November 30, 2016 – Proposal deadline December 15, 2016 – Selection notifications will be made February 7, 2017 – Technical paper deadline for 4 qualifying teams February 15-16, 2017 – 2017 BIG Idea Forum at NASA Langley Research Center On behalf of NASA’s GCD and NIA, I hope you will consider involving your students in this exciting competition that could potentially reduce the cost of deep space exploration by developing space systems that can be assembled in-space and re-used or upgraded for additional missions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the BIG Idea team at BigIdea@nianet.org.
  • BURROUGHS WELLCOME FUNDS

    Deadline: November 14, 2016 BWF’s Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years in the biological sciences to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents. Scientific advances such as genomics, quantitative structural biology, imaging techniques, and modeling of complex systems have created opportunities for exciting research careers at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences. Tackling key problems in biology will require scientists trained in areas such as chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Details: http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/interfaces-science/career-awards-scientific-interface
  • LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH FOUNDATION

    The foundation’s portal will be open for submissions from September 2016 to October 1, 2016, 8:00 PM EST Postdoctoral Award in life sciences; Details and application: http://www.lsrf.org/apply AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Postdoctoral Fellowship – researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide training leading to an independent career in cancer research; awards may be for three years with progressive stipends of $48k, $50K and $52K, plus $4K per year fellowship allowance; plus $1,500 will be provided in the last year for travel costs to attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium or travel to a domestic scientific meeting; must be US citizens or permanent residents; Online applications are due October 17, 2016, 5:00 PM EST; paper applications are due October 18, 2016; Details: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@researchadministration/documents/document/acspc-039510.pdfAPPLY: Https://proposalcentral.altum.com Viterbi postdocs interested in applying for a grant from a foundation with the help of the Viterbi School should contact Maria G. Zamora at mgzamora@usc.edu, Viterbi Foundation Relations.