Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowships and Funding

UM Medical Faculty Association Travel Awards

The Medical Faculty Association (MFA) Travel Awards are available to University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Postdoctoral trainees. The postdoc receiving the award must be the presenting author and must include a copy of the submitted abstract with this application.

Funding Agencies and Databases

National Institutes of Health

Search through a comprehensive list of extramural grant and cooperative agreements.

National Science Foundation

NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.

Federal Register

Database of funding opportunities offered by the US Department of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Service.

Pivot Community of Science

Combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion.


Database that indexes funding programs from over 6,000 funding sources worldwide.

Foundation Directory Online

A service of the Foundation Center, a source of philanthropy worldwide – a unique database of information on more than 108,000 foundations, corporate donors, and charities in the U.S. Free access from the University of Miami Library website.

ORISE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Managed by ORAU for the Department of Education offers funding for upcoming or recent PhD graduates / postdocs.

Grants & Funding

Listing of funding programs in biomedical fields posted on the Science Careers from the journal Science.

Other Grant Databases

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania lists funding opportunities.

NIH Career Development

Pathway to Independence Award K99-R00

These awards provide up to five years of support consisting of two phases.

NIH Initiative – New and Early Stage Investigators

Resources for new investigators, including postdocs.

NIH Career Development Awards (K Award)

NIH link

Fogarty International Center Research Grants

Supports basic, clinical and applied research and training for U.S. and foreign investigators working in the developing world. Funding to train researchers in a variety of global health topics.

Extramural Training Mechanisms, Ruth L. Kirshstein National Research Service Award

Designed to facilitate a timely transition from a mentored postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position at an earlier stage than is currently the norm. Click here.

NSF Postdoc Fellowships

Click on “For Postdoctoral Fellows” for a list of funding programs that focus on curricula development, training, and retention.

Postdoctoral Non-NIH Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities available to researchers between completion and acceptance of a faculty position.

Private Funding Opportunities

American Heart Association

Funding opportunities for cardiovascular disease and stroke research.

Burroughs Wellcome Postdoc Fellowships

Funding opportunities for biomedical scientists at the beginning of their career.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Navigate to their website and enter “Postdoc funding opportunities” in the search box.

Life Sciences Research Foundation

Support for exceptional young scientists.