Graduate Students

Graduate Research Fellowships

Fellowship (Stipend & Multi-Year Support) Amount/ YrUS Citizenship or Green Card?Due Month
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship $34,000 YesOctober
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship$38,000 YesFall
National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship $31,500 YesDecember
DOE Science Graduate FellowshipVaries YesFall
Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship and Dissertation AwardsVaries YesFall
NIH F31 National Research Service Fellowship $30,500 YesFall
Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program $24,500 YesFall
Soros Fellowship for New Americans $45,000 Yes + Immigrant FamilyNovember
Schlumberger Foundation $50,000No September
AAUW International Fellowships$18,000NoDecember

Graduate Specialty Fellowships

Fellowship (One-time awards)Purpose US Citizenship or Green Card?
NSF EAPSI Summer Fellowship Program 3-month research fellowship in Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, or KoreaYes
Lindau Meeting of Nobel LaureatesTravel to a 1-week conference featuring Laureates from a variety of disciplinesYes
American Association of University Women Dissertation FellowshipsFellowships Fellowship for women writing a dissertationYes
HENAAC Scholarship for Great Minds in STEMFellowship to support graduate study at any stageYes

UC Berkeley and California-Specific Graduate Fellowships

 There Deadlines and application materials for Berkeley, Graduate Division, and extramural fellowships:

NSF GRFP Application Insights

There are several excellent resources for your NSF Graduate Research Fellowship application. Please see Dr. Robin G. Walker’s GRFP Essay Insights page to access a wealth of information about preparing your GRFP essays.

For feedback and other questions, the Linkedin NSF GRFP group is a good resource to ask questions, network, and connect with present, past, and future NSF GRFP fellows.
Join the discussion on Twitter at NSFGRFP

Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

FellowshipAmountUS Citizenship or Green Card? Due Month
L'oreal postdoctoral women fellowship$60,000 Yes May/Dec
Jane coffin childs memorial fund $50, 000 NoFebruary
Damon Runyon cancer research $50,000No March
F32 NIH Fellowship$39,264 YesApr / Aug / Dec
Helen Hay Whitney fellowships$48,000 No July
Life sciences research fellowship$43,000 NoOctober
Cancer research Institute Fellowship$50,000 No April
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology$69,000 YesOctober
American competitiveness in chemistry $75,000 Yes April
American Cancer Society Fellowship $40,000 YesOctober
Naval research lab$75,000 Yes Rolling
James S. McDonnel Foundation – Complex Systems$100,000No June
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program$60,000 YesFebruary
FORD Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship $45,000YesNovember
Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry $90,000YesRolling
California Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship Program$55,000 – $70,000 +California-specificRolling
Human Frontier Science Program $52,000Must be international!Rolling
HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program$80,000NoFebruary
President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program$47,400NoNovember
Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Chemistry$60,000NoAugust

Transition-to-faculty fellowships

FellowshipAmount US Citizenship or Green Card? Due Month
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface $500,000 Yes (Canadian also)September
NARSAD Brain Research Young Investigator Grant$70, 000NoFebruary
American Heart Association Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award$660,000NoJanuary
JDRF Career Transition Award$110,000 + NoVaries
K99 NIH Pathway to Independence VariesYesRolling
Simons Foundation Bridge to Independence Award$450,000NoAugust

UC Berkeley and California-Specific Postdoctoral Fellowships

Miller Fellowship for incoming UC Berkeley Postdocs  | $75,000 | US Citizens, Permanent Residents, J-1 Visa holders | Fall submissions
Tang Scholars Program for incoming UC Berkeley Postdocs from China | $50,000 | Chinese Citizens | Summer submissions

Future Faculty Programs

Future faculty and career development programs provide an opportunity to explore what a career in academic science would entail. Some programs are more exploratory and provide an oversight to academic careers, while others mimic the academic interview and prepare you for yours! They’re a great way to see if a career in academia is right for you, or extend your network as you prepare your application materials. These programs will often provide travel and lodging for their 2-3 day duration.
Institution Fields of study Due month
Virginia TechAll research intensive programs September
North Carolina State UniversityAll fields of researchOctober
Rice University All fields of researchFall
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyChemistryFall
Northeastern UniversityAll tenure-track fieldsJanuary
Washington University in St. Louis All tenure-track fieldsRolling
Rochester Institute of Technology All tenure-track fieldsApril
University of Michigan NextProf Workshop Science & EngineeringRolling
University of Toledo STEM FieldsRolling
Washington University NeuroscienceRolling