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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rutgers Office of Research Development services include identifying funding opportunities, administering limited submissions, providing support for complex, large-scale proposals, and other activities that support the research mission of Rutgers. 

    Make sure to check the Office of Research's Proposal Support Repository for sample proposals and supporting documents, frequently-requested institutional info, and sponsor-specific toolkits

  • Research at Rutgers details national, residential, public scholar, convening grants, and local humanities funding resources for those in the arts and humanities fields.  

  • You may use the following two links to search through merit-based research grants and fellowships in the humanities that are specific to postdocs. Feel free to also search through the website using your own filters.  

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Cohort Fellowship Programs at Rutgers

Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows Program

Rutgers University sponsors an annual cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows through this program. The appointment is for a two-year term with the possibility of a subsequent appointment to a tenure-track faculty position at one of the four Rutgers University campuses: Rutgers-New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers-Newark, and Rutgers-Camden.


The INSPIRE Fellowship 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


The Office of Postdoctoral Advancement does not endorse any services, websites, or links listed below. 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. Postdocs of Rutgers University are under no obligation to use these external funding resources and are encouraged to carefully research the credibility and accuracy of these.

  • This is a list of the Fellowships and Grants which the Department of Art History’s Graduate Office has information on that provides applications and information online. Note that this list is currently being updated.  

  • 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

  • Full list contains all postdoctoral funding opportunities. Continuously updated repository of federal and private funding opportunities that are intended for postdoctoral investigators.

    For more information, please click here.

  • 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