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Postdoctoral Fellowships & Grants

Internal Resources for Fellowships & Grants

  • The Office of Postdoctoral Advancement and the Postdoctoral Advisory Council worked together to create the following boilerplate language for assisting in grant proposal preparation. Faculty Members and Postdoctoral Researchers are advised to tailor boilerplate language to reflect their research project's specific aims. The Office of Postdoctoral Advancement strongly recommends that researchers directly contact the department/office/program in question when seeking a more in-depth resource description, mainly if a specific resource is integral to the research proposal.

  • Senior postdocs writing NIH K-grant applications are welcome to participate in monthly interactive grant writing support meetings that are coordinated and run by trained grant-writing coaches, Dr. Lauren Aleksunes and Dr. Suzie Chen, and Yasheca Ebanks. Participants meet monthly for 1 hour to peer review Specific Aims pages for grant applications to NIH and private foundations. Sessions are moderated by two senior faculty trained as coaches by the National Research Mentoring Network. These meetings are open to both postdocs and junior faculty.

    Participants will get feedback from everyone during each monthly meeting (6-15 on average) plus will also gain the ability to criticize others and learn some science outside one's field. If you are interested in participating, click here to complete the form, and your name will be added to Dr. Suzie Chen's mailing list to receive notifications on upcoming meeting dates for the spring semester and further instructions.

  • Pivot is a database of funding opportunities for all disciplines and project types. It includes federal, non-federal, foundation, and private funding opportunities. Thanks to Rutgers’ Office of Research and Economic Development, all faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students can search the ProQuest Pivot database to find funding opportunities. Pivot is updated daily.

  • With research being a fundamental part of the university's mission, the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) aims to further the reach of Rutgers research and its impact on communities. Within the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Research Development team designed the research portal to be a one-stop-shop for all of your research-related needs.

  • The INSPIRE program serves to fulfill two important goals: prepare diverse university-trained Ph.D. scholars for successful careers as scientist-educators while increasing the participation of diverse student populations in biomedical science research fields.

External Resources for Fellowships & Grants

  • Here you can find a listing of notable funding opportunities available to postdoctoral scholars.  If you are aware of an external opportunity for postdocs but do not see it posted here, please email

  • A detailed list of funding schemes and opportunities for postdoctoral fellowships, curated/edited by Dieter Lukas, and eLife Ambassadors Juan Quintana and Aziz Khan. You can also browse the travel fundings list for postdocs. For more information, please click here.

  • is the premier web portal on the minority postdoctoral experience especially in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.

    Funding, fellowships, travel awards and other resources of interest to current/future postdocs are found here. Contact us about listing your diversity-minded opportunity here. If your organization wants more visibility on this website, then also request information on advertising rates and terms by contacting us at If links are broken, then use the keywords for web searches. Note that not all opportunities are currently active; but, we keep them on this page for historical purposes.

  • This page provides information on some fellowships for postdoctoral researchers in the biological sciences. For more information, please click here.

  • The Fogarty International Center is dedicated to advancing the mission of the National Institutes of Health by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs.

    Funding opportunities listed here for postdoctoral researchers are available to researchers between the completion of a doctoral degree and acceptance of a faculty position. This directory includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. Its goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research. The directory is maintained by the Fogarty International Center, the international component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    To add or update your organization's listing, please contact

  • Quick Tips

    • Fellowships scores are divided into thirds. One-third relates to the applicant research and scholar experience and achievements. Another third reflects the sponsor experience and achievements, training potential and plan, and environment. The last third represents the quality and potential of the research project proposed.
    • Responding to reviewer critiques and the inclusion of appropriate protocols that safeguard and justify the use of human and/or animal subjects in the proposed research may also factor into the final scores.
    • Including a detailed training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) and the budget for the research proposed do not factor into the overall impact score, but they must be addressed.

    Please consult the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) or your NIH Program Officer for more details well in advance of your submission. 

    Are you a postdoc at RBHS NJMS/GSBS in Newark? If you have further questions, you may contact Doreen Badheka, director of special projects and career development counselor for postdocs


Rutgers Office of Postdoctoral Advancement does not endorse any of the services, websites, or links listed above. Instead, we provide a location for Rutgers postdoc community to seek out potential postdoctoral funding opportunities. Neither Rutgers University nor the Office of Postdoctoral Advancement guarantees in any manner the integrity and quality of the funding opportunities offered by listed websites. These funding opportunities may or may not be current. Postdocs of Rutgers University are under no obligation to use these external funding resources and are encouraged to research the credibility and accuracy of these carefully.