List of Postdoctoral Fellowships in US for Non-US Citizens


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Granting Agency: Irvington Institute Fellowship Program of the Cancer Research Institute (CRI)
 
Address:
Cancer Research Institute National Headquarters
One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway, Suite 1802
New York, NY 10006
Web Site: http://www.cancerresearch.org/postdoc.html
 
Deadlines: Applications accepted twice a year.10/1/09 for 1/1/10 start. Subsequent deadline 4/1/10 for 7/1/10 start.

Other parameters
# of years, salary range, etc.:
  • Three year fellowship. The fellowship provides stipends of $45,000 for the first year, $47,000 for the second year and $49,000 for the third year. In addition, an allowance of $1,500 per year is allotted to the host institution for use at sponsor’s discretion to help pay for the fellow’s research supplies, travel to scientific meetings or health insurance.
  • 1 fellowship per sponsor per round; max of 3 fellowships per sponsor at any one time.
  • Applicants must have a doctoral degree by the date of award activation and must conduct their proposed research under a sponsor who holds a formal appointment at the host institution. Only in exceptional circumstances will applicants who have already spent 3 or more years in a sponsor’s laboratory by the start date of fellowship be considered for a fellowship award.
  • Work can be carried out in the United States or abroad but must take place at non-profit institutions.
Scope of research
Previous awardees are conducting basic and tumor immunology laboratory investigations under the guidance of leading immunologists and tumor immunologists at distinguished academic institutions throughout the United States.

 


Granting Agency: Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF)
 
Address:
Susan DiRenzo, Assistant Director
Life Sciences Research Foundation
Lewis Thomas Laboratory
Princeton University
Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
Web Site: http://www.lsrf.org/pages/geninfo.htm
 
Deadlines: Applications accepted once a year. Next deadline 10/1/09 for 6/1/10 start date.
 

 

Other parameters
# of years, salary range, etc.:
  • Three year fellowship. The fellowship award is $57,000 per year and is meant to be a minigrant. LSRF keeps $1000 for administrative expenses and passes the rest to the fellow. Effective June 1, 2009, the salary scale begins at $43,000 for a first-year postdoctoral, $45,000 for a second year, and $47,000 thereafter. Fringe benefits (up to $2,000/year), travel to the host institution, travel to visit the sponsor and to the LSRF annual meeting.
  • No more than one LSRF fellow in any one laboratory at a time. However, multiple applicants may apply from a lab which does not contain an LSRF fellow (but only one fellowship would be awarded).
  • Foreign applicants will be eligible for study in U.S. laboratories. LSRF fellows must carry out their research at nonprofit institutions. This fellowship cannot be used to support research that has any patent commitment or other kind of agreement with a commercial profit-making company.
Scope of research
LSRF awards fellowships across the spectrum of the life sciences: biochemistry; cell, developmental, molecular, plant, structural, organismic population and evolutionary biology; endocrinology; immunology; microbiology; neurobiology; physiology; virology.

 


Granting Agency: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
 
Address:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
Web Site: http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=11618
 
Deadlines: Next deadline 10/01/09
 

Other parameters
# of years, salary range, etc.:
  • Three year fellowship. Fellow awards are for $55,000 per year for three years. Annual renewals are based on a non-competitive progress report review.
  • Fellows are promising investigators with less than two years of postdoctoral research training.
  • There is also a “Special Fellow” program. Special Fellows are qualified investigators who have completed a minimum of two years of postdoctoral research training and are continuing their research under the direction of a research Sponsor. The Special Fellowship should permit the scientist to begin to transition to an independent research program. Special Fellow awards are for $65,000 per year for three years. Annual renewals are based on a non-competitive progress report review.
Scope of research
The awards provide stipends to investigators, allowing them to devote themselves to research bearing on leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

 


Granting Agency: American Heart Association (AHA, Western Affiliate)(other affilates listed at URL)
 
Address:
(No address given)
Phone: (650) 259-6700
Fax: (650) 259-6891
E-mail: research@heart.org
Web Site: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3059929
 
Deadlines: Applications accepted once a year. 1/23/10 for 7/1/10 start date (info not posted until 9/15?)
 

Other parameters
# of years, salary range, etc.:
  • One or two year fellowship. Stipend is on a sliding scale based on the number of years of relevant postdoctoral clinical and research training. Relevant training includes relevant postdoctoral research training or expertise and clinical training such as internship and residency. Scale is: $32,000/ $35,000/ $38,000/ $40,000/ $42,000/ $44,000/ $46,000/ $48,000. Stipend includes $1000 for health insurance. An additional $4,000 annual departmental allowance is also provided. Fellows who wish to compete for a third year must submit a new application outlining their progress in the two years of their fellowship. The fellow must also define the extraordinary circumstances that require a third year of training.
  • Individuals who will have had six or more years of postdoctoral research training or experience by July 1, 2008, are ineligible. Individuals who will have completed five years of postdoctoral research training or experience by July 1, 2008, are eligible for one year of support only. No more than two affiliate Postdoctoral Fellows per lab at any one time.
  • At time of application, applicant must either be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, or hold an F-1, J-1 or H-1B visa.
Scope of research
Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related basic science, clinical, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.

 


Granting Agency: The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund (JCC)
 
Address:
Kim E. Roberts Administrative Director
The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
333 Cedar Street, LW300-SHM
New Haven, CT 06510
Web Site: http://www.jccfund.org/
 
Deadlines: Applications accepted once a year. Next deadline 2/1/10 for approx 8/1/10 start
 

 

Other parameters
# of years, salary range, etc.:
  • Three year fellowship. The basic stipend at present is $43,000 the first year, $44,000 the second year, and $46,000 the third year, with an additional $1000 for each dependent child. There is no dependency allowance for a spouse. An allowance of $1,500 a year toward the cost of the research usually will be made available to the laboratory sponsoring the fellow. A travel award will be made to the Fellow and family for travel to the sponsoring laboratory. Return travel for Fellows will be considered depending upon the Fellow’s plans and situation at the time.
  • In general should not have more than ONE YEAR of postdoctoral experience. In the event of multiple applications, it is the policy of the Fund to initiate no more than one fellowship under a particular sponsor in any fiscal year.
Scope of research
The Fund awards fellowships to suitably qualified individuals for full time postdoctoral studies in the medical and related sciences bearing on cancer.

 


Granting Agency: European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
 
Address:
Meyerhofstrasse 1,
D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Web Site: http://www.embo.org/fellowships/
 
Deadlines: Applications accepted twice a year. Next deadline 2/15/10 for 6/6/10 start. Subsequent deadline 8/15/10 for 12/5/10 start.
 

 

Other parameters
# of years, salary range, etc.:
  • Two year fellowship. Current stipend rates: $35,675/ $39,242 + $4,103 for each dependant. Travel costs and a stipend for the long-term fellow and his/her family are provided. If the applicant is already at the receiving institute at the time of application, travel is not paid. The stipend rates depend on the country being visited, marital status, number of children under 18 years of age and other sources of income.
  • Applications must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent before the start of the fellowship but not necessarily when applying. Candidates must have a maximum of 3 years postdoctoral experience. All applications must involve a member state. Three possible application types: (1) The applicant and the receiving institute are both in or from the member states. (2) Applicants from a non-member state who wish to work in a laboratory in a member state. (3) Applications from scientists from member states for support for a research project in a non-member state. All applications must involve movement between countries. The laboratory of origin or the receiving institute or the applicant’s nationality must be from one of the EMBC Member States. Applications for long term fellowships to be held in the laboratory, institute or department in which the candidate obtained his or her PhD, or to work again with the candidate's PhD supervisor, no matter where the latter is located, are not considered.
  • Applicants must have at least one first author publication in press or published in an international peer reviewed journal at the time of application.
Scope of research
Long-Term Fellows receive more than the opportunity to broaden their research experience: they join an active network of young scientists and participate in training developed for young scientists.

 


Granting Agency: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
 
Address:
One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway, Suite 302
New York, New York 10006
Web Site: http://www.cancerresearchfund.org/
 
Deadlines: Applications accepted twice a year. Next deadline 3/15/10 for 7/1/10 start. Subsequent deadline 8/15/10 for 1/1/11 start.
 

 

Other parameters
# of years, salary range, etc.:
  • Three year fellowship. Stipend rate: $43,000/ $45,000/ $46,000 + $2,000 per year research allowance.
  • Only one fellowship application will be accepted from a Sponsor or Fellow per review session; there is no limit, however, to the number of applications from an institution. No more than two Damon Runyon Fellows will be funded to work with the same Sponsor at any given time.
  • Only candidates beginning their first full-time postdoctoral research fellowship awards are eligible. Applicants must not have been in their Sponsor's lab for more than one year prior to the date of the SAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered. Applicants must include a copy of their diploma to confirm date of conferral. (If an applicant has not yet received his/her PhD diploma but has successfully completed all PhD requirements including PhD defense, he/she may submit a letter from the graduate school explicitly stating such, with the date of the PhD defense and date of degree conferral.)
Scope of research
The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.

 


Granting Agency: The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation (HHW)
 
Address:
20 Squadron Boulevard, Suite 630
New City, New York 10956
Web Site: http://www.hhwf.org/HTMLSrc/ResearchFellowships.html
 
Deadlines: Applications accepted once a year. Next deadline 7/15/10 for 4/1/11 start date.
 

 

Other parameters
# of years, salary range, etc.:
  • Three year fellowship. Stipend rate: $43,000/ $44,000/ $45,000 with $2,500 per year research allowance. There is a Dependent Child Allowance of $1,000 per annum for each child. There is no allowance for a spouse.
  • No more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application, and who have received a PhD (or D.Phil. or equivalent) degree no more than two years before the deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline.
  • Fellowships may be awarded to US citizens planning to work in laboratories either in the US, Canada, or abroad and also to foreign citizens for research in laboratories in the US only. We expect that most applicants will reside in North America at the time of application. Foreign Students will need to obtain appropriate visa documentation, as required by US Immigration.
  • Applications from established scientists or advanced fellows will not be considered. The fellowships are for early postdoctoral training only. Clinical house-staff training does not count as "postdoctoral laboratory training."
  • The Foundation will not ordinarily consider applicants who plan tenure of the fellowship in the laboratory in which they have already received extensive predoctoral or postdoctoral training. The aim of the fellowship is to broaden postdoctoral training and experience, and a significant change of venue is advisable. The Foundation does not make more than one award in any one year for training with a given supervisor, and in addition, will not support more than two fellows per laboratory at one time. Although we accept multiple applications from the same laboratory in the same funding year, we urge supervisors to support only one application if possible.
Scope of research
The Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences.

 


Granting Agency: Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP, "Longterm Fellowship")
 
Address:
12, quai Saint-Jean
BP 10034
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
France
Web Site: http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_forms_LTF.php
 
Deadlines: Applications accepted once a year. Next deadline: [pre-registration August 27 2010] for 9/10/10 deadline for 4/1/11 start date.
 

 

Other parameters
# of years, salary range, etc.:
  • Three year fellowship. Stipend rates: $39,900 per year. Other allowances include: Family Support Allowance $39,000 per year; child allowance $1,992 per year; research and travel allowance $6,500 per year; language training allowance $1,000 (first year only) and relocation allowance (varies by country).
  • The third year of the Long-Term Fellowship can be used either for repatriation to the Fellow's country or in the host laboratory. To be eligible, a fellow must either come from or go to a member country. Long-Term Fellows who return to their home country at the end of the fellowship may apply for the competitive Career Development Award. A candidate from one of the supporting countries can apply to work in a research institution in any country. To be from one of the supporting countries is defined as being a national of one of the HFSPO supporting countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus (EU part only), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America.
  • Applicants may submit an application before receiving their Ph.D. degree. However, at the start of the fellowship, applicants must have a research doctorate (Ph.D.) or a doctoral-level degree comparable to a Ph.D. (e.g. a research based M.D. or medical Ph.D.) with equivalent experience in basic experimental research. (Exceptions may be possible.)
  • Applicants must have at least one lead author paper either accepted for publication, in press or published, in a peer-reviewed international journal.
Scope of research
HFSP offers fellowships for basic research training in the life sciences across national and scientific boundaries. We invite applications for two international programs that support postdoctoral investigators who explore new research areas. The participation of scientists from outside the life sciences is particularly encouraged because the frontiers of science are often found at the interface of biological and physical sciences.

 


OTHER POSSIBILITIES:
1) Michael J Fox fellowship:
http://michaeljfox.net/research_fundingOpportunities.cfm
MJFF accepts proposals only through our designated Requests for Proposals (RFPs)-we do not accept unsolicited proposals. All proposals must be submitted online through MJFF's online grant submission system. Agency Deadline: set by announcements.
 
2) Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation:
http://ww5.komen.org/researchgrants/grantprograms.html
Must be relevant to breast health and breast cancer. Grants are awarded for $45,000 per year for two or three years. Must be no more than three years post completion of Ph.D., by start date. Sponsor must have a background in breast cancer research. U.S. citizenship or residency is not required. Only one Postdoctoral Fellowship application per Sponsor will be allowed. Only one active Komen-funded Fellow will be allowed per lab. Pre-applications will now require more detailed and specific information about proposed research, such as specific aims and a clear description of the timeline from research results to impact on breast cancer incidence and/or mortality. Read the RFA requirements for pre-applications carefully and start preparing your pre-application early!!
 
3) Wellcome Trust (Project grants):
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Grants/PhD-programmes-and-studentships/index.htm
Provide funding for high-quality projects, in basic and clinical sciences, which are relevant to human and animal health. Awards are usually in the region of £150 000 to £350 000 over three years.


Grant information, including application deadlines, frequently changes and IndiaBioscience is not responsible for the accuracy of content on the site. If there is a grant of interest to you, we suggest that you contact the agency web site or other contact person to obtain the most up-to-date information. If you find that information has changed, please also contact us and let us know.


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