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UNC Postdoctoral Funding Database 

In Spring 2023, the UNC postdoctoral population was surveyed to collate a list of funding opportunities utilized by the researchers here at UNC. This database was developed by the International Postdoc Alliance (IPA) to also include information on international eligibility.

Johns Hopkins University Funding Repositories

Johns Hopkins University has compiled a comprehensive and regularly updated list of funding resources for both Postdoctoral Scholars and Early Career Researchers.

Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships and Opportunities

A listing of diversity postdoctoral fellowships & opportunities, and other diversity fellowships compiled by NPA as a resource for underrepresented postdoc groups.

NIH Student Loan Repayment Plan

Depending on the type of research in development, the NIH Loan Repayment Program encourages promising researchers and scientists to pursue research careers by repaying up to $35,000 of qualified student loan debt each year. Your research goals need to be within the mission of NIH and scope of the plan. You do not need an NIH grant to participate in the Loan Repayment program. Visit the website to find out if you qualify.

Fellowship Opportunities


Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology

Pasteur Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

The Humboldt Research Fellowship

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Ford Diversity Fellowship Program

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Underrepresented Minority Postdoctoral Enrichment

FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers’ Multi-Country Research Fellowship

NSF SEES Fellows program

US Census Bureau Postdoctoral Research Program

American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Fellowship

ASEE-NSF Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Graduate Fellowship Program

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

National Cancer Institute Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: New Connections Grants

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship

William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Minority Mentoring Supplement