Fellowships and Programs
Finding enough money to fund research programs is a constant challenge for research scientists. We have listed below some links for funding which may be beneficial to you. Find a program that is right for you, and apply! Good luck!
50th Anniversary Program for Scholars in Medicine
This fellowship program was established to help junior
faculty at the point in their careers when they must
teach, do research, compete for grants, publish, or
practice (if a clinical faculty member) at the same
time they may be assuming increased family or other
Association for the Advancement of Science - Science
and Technology Policy Fellowships
These prestigious fellowship programs are designed to
provide each qualified individual with a unique public-policy
learning experience and to bring technical backgrounds
and external perspectives to decision-making in the
Diabetes Association Research Program
The American Diabetes Association Research Program supports
basic and clinical research aimed at preventing, treating,
and curing diabetes.
Heart Association - Research
The American Heart Association's research dollars support
the most worthy projects selected from a substantial
pool of applications for advanced research in various
Lung Association - Research Index
The American Lung Association promotes research by direct
grants for research and training of scientists, through
a vigorous advocacy program designed to optimize federal
support of lung research.
Society Engineering Education
Take a look at these fellowships offered by the American
Society for Engineering Education.
of America-Giannini Foundation
The Bank of America Giannini Foundation awards 24 grants
for medical research, hemophilia research, education,
and health and human services.
The Burroughs Welcome Fund's emphasis is on the career
development of biomedical scientists and on supporting
investigators who are working in or entering fields
in the biomedical sciences that are poised for significant
advance but currently undervalued and underfunded.
Institute for Research in Environmental Science
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental
Sciences (CIRES) offers up to six one-year Visiting
Fellowships at the University of Colorado in Boulder
and one Research and Education Visiting Fellowship working
with CIRES' K-12 Outreach Program.
Thomas J. Watson Research Center
IBM offers Cooperative and Research Fellowships which
provide a stipend, tuition and fees for outstanding
Ph.D. students in areas of interest to IBM.
Institute for Basic Research in Science
The Executive Committee of the Institute offers fellowships
to brilliant young men and women who have recently taken
or who are about to take the doctoral degree.
Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
NDSS directly funds annual basic, clinical and applied
research awards and, in partnership with NIH, supports
research into how Down syndrome affects learning and
Academies’ Subject Hub for Fellowship and Postdoc
Check out the fellowship newsletters, resources, and
offices sponsored by the National Academies.
Science Foundation (NSF)
The NSF funds research and education in science and
engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative
agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent
of federal support to academic institutions for basic
for the Future
Academic programs at Resources for the Future (RFF)
are intended to promote research and policy analysis
in RFF's fields of research.
The Office of Fellowships administers Institution-wide
research support programs, and encourages and assists
other Smithsonian museums, research institutes and research
offices in the development of additional fellowships
and visiting appointments.
The Grants-in-Aid program is designed for researchers
at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty
in competing for research funds because they have not
yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid will also
be made to senior scientists.