We recognize that a successful postdoctoral research period is very important in order to be competitive in the job market. Although some post-doctoral positions are available from faculty awarded research grants, we encourage you to apply for postdoctoral fellowships. Having your own postdoctoral fellowship provides you with a competitive edge and shows initiative.
There are several national and international postdoctoral fellowships opportunities available, and we are here to assist you in every possible way we can.
Before you apply, gather as much information as possible about the selection criteria and number of awards for the fellowships you have selected. This can be achieved in several ways:
There are several national fellowship opportunities available for individuals wishing to pursue a postdoctoral research period at St. John’s University. Key opportunities afforded through the National Institutes of Health include:
View the resources for new investigators, including postdoctoral researchers.
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The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirchstein NRSA program is to support promising applicants during their mentored postdoctoral training under the guidance of outstanding faculty sponsors. The overall goal of the program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. In order to accomplish this goal, NRSA training programs are designed to train individuals to conduct research and to prepare for research careers. More information about NRSA programs may be found at the website.
This Pathways to Independence program provides up to five years of support consisting of two phases. The initial phase will provide up to two years of mentored support for postdoctoral research scientists. This phase will be followed up to three years of independent support contingent in securing and independent tenure-track or equivalent research position.
Resources for postdoctoral researchers seeking funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF) include:
The goal of the Postdoctoral MHSAS Fellowship Program is to encourage and facilitate the specialized training of postdoctoral psychologists who maintain a professional focus on behavioral health services or policy for ethnic minorities. The program seeks to accomplish the following objectives: promote culturally competent behavioral health services and policy for ethnic minority populations and increase the number of ethnic minority psychologists providing behavioral health services and developing policy for ethnic minority populations.
There are a number of international fellowship opportunities available for individuals wishing to pursue a postdoctoral research period at St. John’s University. Our Office of Grants and Sponsored Research will not only assist you in identifying the correct sponsor, but will also provide documentation and resources necessary for your fellowship application.
HFSP is a program that provides funding for research in the life sciences. It is implemented by the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) with its office in Strasbourg, France.
The members of the HFSPO are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the European Union.
EMBO is an organization of more than 1700 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences. EMBO supports talented researchers, selected through impartial evaluation processes, to allow them to do great science. The wide scientiﬁc scope across the full range of life science research coupled with the broad geographical reach of more than 1700 members and associate members – some of the best researchers in Europe and around the world – positions EMBO optimally to serve Europe’s life science community.
Short-Term Fellowships fund research visits of up to three months to laboratories in Europe and elsewhere in the world. The aim is to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups applying techniques that are unavailable in the applicant's laboratory. Short-Term Fellowships are not awarded for exchanges between two laboratories within the same country. Short-Term Fellowships are intended for joint research work rather than consultations.All applications should focus on the benefit to the home laboratory and involve movement between countries – one of which must be an EMBC Member State. (For applicants from a laboratory within a non-member state, the Short-Term Fellowships are for a fixed duration of 90 days). The fellowships cover travel plus subsistence of the fellow only and not of dependents.
Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process. All fellowships must involve movement between countries.