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Vetted List of Funding Opportunities for NIH Intramural Fellows

Fellowships for NIH Intramural Trainees

Updated December 2017

Eligible Funding Opportunities for NIH Intramural Fellows

As of January 2014

Funding Agency Postdoctoral NIH Trainee Eligibility Graduate Student Eligibility Citizenship Subject Area Requirements / Comments Likely IP Challenges / Eligible Grants
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non US citizen Biomedical Science (multiple fellowships) Applicant must have completed doctorate less than four years ago. Must be German citizen or non-German citizen integrated in German science system.
Alliance for Lupus Research Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Lupus Research Federal applicants only eligible for Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Awards in Lupus and Autoimmunity.
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Disease Research to enhance knowledge and techniques in otolaryngic allergy diagnosis and treatment. PI and/or listed key personnel on grant proposal must be current AAOA members in good standing, or become an active candidate for membership. Residents and medical students encouraged to apply.
American Association for Clinical Chemistry Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Clinical Research A nomination letter is needed to receive this grant. Any AACC member or group of members, such as a local section, division, or committee, may submit nominations for an award. Nominations will also be considered from nonmember individuals and organizations. General Research Grant
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Liver Disease Research Compted their most recent doctoral degree within the past 5 years. Member of AASLD. Afdhal/McHutchison LIFER Award
Applicant must be at the post-doctoral level or faculty at or below the rank of Associate Professor in an accredited North American academic institution. Member of AASLD. Pilot Research Award
Yes Must be at the pre-doc/graduate level, post-doc level, or junior faculty within 5 years of their appointment. Autoimmune Liver Diseases Pilot Research Award
American Brain Tumor Association Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Brain Tumor Research Ph.D.'s must be no more than 4 years post-completion of his/her doctoral degree at time of application submission. Basic Research Fellowships
American Diabetes Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Diabetes Research Applicants must currently be in research training positions and have no more than 7 yers of research training following terminal doctoral degree. Cannot concurrently hold an NIH K99/R00 grant. Must be identified through institutional nomination. Pathway Program: Initiator Award
Researchers with confirmed postdoc position by award start date. (*denotes minority postdoc researchers underrepresented in biomedical research) Core Research Program Funding Opps: Training Awards- Postdoc Fellowship, Minority Postdoc Fellowship*
Professional degrees with confirmed postdoc position by award start date. Institution Geographical area: New England region. Targeted Program Funding Opps: The New England Cardiovascular-Metabolic Fellowship Award (CMF)
American Epilepsy Society Yes, cannot be permanent governmet employee No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Epilepsy Research Be a postdoctoral fellow at an appropriate institution before start date. Have not previously been awarded an AES or Epilepsy Foundation Postdoc Fellowship.
American Heart Association Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen* (*details listed on website) Heart Research Must have doctoral degree. Applicant may have no more than 5 years of research training or experience since obtaining degree. Additional information listed on site.
American Liver Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Liver Disease Research Research and career awards related to liver diseases, basic science, immunology, and transplantation. Applicant must be sponsored by a public or private non-profit institution accredited in the US, Canada, or Mexico.
American Lung Association Yes Yes: Lung Health Dissertation Grant U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Lung Disease Basic, clinical, and behavioral research designed to find cures for and to prevent and relieve the suffering associated with lung disease. Alpha-1 Foundation, Biomedical Research Grant, Clinical Patient Care Research Grant, Dalsemer Research Grant, Social-Behavior Research Grant: postdocs eligible if Dept Chair assures promotion to faculty status. Clinical Patient Care Research Grant, Dalsemer Research Grant, Social-Behavior Research Grant: MD applicants may apply if they've completed two years of postdoc training. Senior Research Training Fellowship: All.
American Society of Hematology Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Blood Disease Research Investigator-initiated research to understand, diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders affecting blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems. Ph.D. applicants must have less than 8 years of post doc experience. Translational Research Training in Hematology
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Tropical Infectious Disease Research (multiple fellowships) Investigator-initiated research in tropical medicine, including parasitic and viral diseases and other infectious diseases, such as enteric and mycobacterial infections. Robert E. Shope International Fellowship, Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease Research
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Sclerosis Research Supports mostly clinical research.
Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc. Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Aplastic Anemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) Research Postdoctoral fellows may apply as new investigators. To be eligible, applicants must hold a doctoral degree; there are no nationality restrictions. Research Maybe carried out in the U.S. or abroad but not at a for-profit laboratory in the private sector.
Association for Professionals in Infection Control Research Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Infectious Disease Research The Principal Investigator or one Co-investigator must be a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control. Not a research grant/fellowship award.
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Must be underrepresented minority, must be nominated, have no more than 3 years of postdoc research, no more than 5 years after Ph.D.
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP DoD) Yes, if it doesn't overlap with fully funded internal programs No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Fellows can't receive funding for salary, but some of our IRTAs have received awards to specifically fund research materials; covers a wide range of topics - breast cancer, prostate cancer, etc.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Cystic Fibrosis Funding priority given to projects that will lead to a better understanding of disease mechanisms, pathophysiology, and prevention, and treatment strategies.
Department of Defense Yes No U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Basic Research Department of Defense has multiple funding opportunities for military research but this one is specifically for basic research for postdoctoral fellows.
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Dystonia Research Must email jroosevelt@dystonia-foundation.org for information.
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc. Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen All Areas of Anemia Research Investigator-initiated and targeted research into bone marrow transplantation. Must request a grant application packet.
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Yes Yes U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Biomedical and Engineering Research Research programs focus on US military and federal government research.
Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity and Equality (GCRLE) Yes Maybe U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Reproductive Longevity & Equality   Pilot Award, Postdoctoral Scholar Award
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Basic Biomedical Science Must not have more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the submittal deadline, received a Ph.D. degree no more than two years before deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline.
Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program-HHMI Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Basic Biomedical Science Must not have more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the submittal deadline, Ph.D. or M.D. must have been conferred by a U.S. institution.
International Rett Syndrome Association Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Rett Syndrome Research Supports both basic and translational research at the same time.
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Heart and Lung Research Cancer research G41:G42
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Cancer Research Fellows must hold either the M.D. degree or the Ph.D. degree in the field in which you propose to study or furnish evidence of equivalent training and experience.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Type 1 Diabetes Research Received degree no more than 5 yrs before application submission.
K22-NIH Fellowship Yes (under designated institute) No U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Basic and Clinical Research An initial period involving and intramural appointment at the NIH and a final period of support at an extramural institution. The award is intended to facilitate the establishment of a record of independent research by the investigator in order to sustain or promote a successful research career.
K99-R00 NIH Award Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Basic and Clinical Research Each institute has its specific information and requirement for this award.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Basic and Tranlational Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Research Various awards.
Life Sciences Research Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen All Areas of the Life Sciences Research of the life sciences: biochemistry; cell, developmental, molecular, plant, structural, organismic population and evolutionary biology; endocrinology; immunology; microbiology; neurobiology; physiology; virology.
Lymphoma Research Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Lymphoma Research Research relevant to the treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Muscular Dystrophy Association Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Basic, Translational and Clinical MDA Research More than 18 months experience, but less than 5 years.
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Tissue Transplantation Research Special grant on research on allograft transplantation.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Yes No U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Life Sciences Various awards.
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression Yes No U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Schizophrenia, Cognitive Ability and Other Mental Illness Requirements are that host institution may not reduce current funding if awarded, must devote at least 50% time to research.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Yes No U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Allergy and Infectious Disease Research (multiple fellowships) Vaccine research awards is one main focus.
National Fragile X Foundation Yes Yes U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Clinical and Translational Research Priority given to research with a translational or preclinical focus on fragile X, which has potential to lead to improved treatment.
National Hemophilia Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Hemophilia Research Research grants and career awards for the investigation of bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease at the subcellular, cellular, animal, or patient level. No more than 6 years of postdoc training.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Yes No U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident MS Research Investigator-initiated research into prevention, treatment, and cure of multiple sclerosis. Areas of research include immunologic basis of MS, clinical trials, and infectious triggers and risk factors.
National Psoriasis Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Psoriasis Research Research into psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Paralyzed Veterans of America Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Spinal Cord Injury and Disease Applicants must apply within 4 yrs of receiving a PhD. Projects should be designed to find better treatments and cures for paralysis, to support efforts to improve the quality of life of individuals with SCI/D until improved clinical treatments, technologies or cures are discovered, and to train post-doctoral fellow investigators and encourage them to specialize in the area of spinal cord research.
Prevent Cancer Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Cancer Research Prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research, education, and community outreach.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Public Health Research Multiple fellowships and awards, different deadlines for each awards.
The Lalor Foundation Yes Yes U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Mammalian Reproductive Biology Related to Fertility Regulation Must be in final year of doctoral study and expected to receive degree in the year applied. Prefers fellows have not held doctoral degree for more than two years.  
Thrasher Research Fund Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Children's Disease Research Applicants who received PhD no ore than three years ago. Clinical and translational pediatric research, domestic and international.
World Health Organization Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Tropical Diseases, Infectious Diseases and Epidemiological Research WHO supports postdoctoral fellows with grant money in disease control, although they support research in the countries where the diseases are prevalent.

Funding Opportunites Needing Careful IC Vetting

This next set of opportunities needs to be carefully vetted with your IC BEFORE you apply due to possible Intellecual Property Policies.

Funding Agency Postdoctoral NIH Trainee Eligibility Graduate Student Eligibility Citizenship Subject Area Requirements / Comments Likely IP Challenges / Eligible Grants
Advancement of Resear for Myopathies (ARM) Maybe No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen IBM2 Research Grants awarded through ARM's Research Program are subject to the ARM's Patent Policy. Grants awarded through ARM's Research Program are subject to the ARM's Patent Policy. By accepting a grant offered through ARM's Research Program, the Principal Investigator, all personnel contributing to and working on the respective project, as well as the institution with which they are affiliated, agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of ARM's most recent policy on patents and licensing.
American Association of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Maybe No U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Clinical Immunology Research of Allergy Research grants are open only to members of the AAAAI. Sponsored project agreements often contain specific provisions with respect to ownership of Intellectual Property developed during the course of such work, in which case the terms of the sponsored project agreement shall establish ownership.
American Assocation for Cancer Research A subset of their fellowships are eligible for IRP postdocs No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Cancer (multiple fellowships) Should be within first 5 years of postdoctoral fellowship. Must be member of AACR. Eligible: AACR Translational Immuno-oncology Research Fellowship; AACR Lymphoma Research Fellowship; AACR Myeloma Research Fellowship.
American Assocation for Cancer Research Maybe No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Breast Cancer Treatment Completed most recent doctoral degree within past 11 years. NIH R01, DP2, MIRA, or equivalent not eligible. Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows or equivalent who are working under the auspices of a scientific mentor are not eligible to apply.
American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Alternatives to Animal Researh in Human Health or Sex Differences Postdoctoral female scientists research human health or sex differences whose research involves development, validation, or use of non-animal alternatives. The recipient must confirm her role is exclusively in the development or use of alternatives, and does not support or contribute to animal projects if their hosting facility is engaged in animal research.
American Respiratory Care Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen COPD and Bronchiectasis Research Investigator-initiated research on prevention, treatment, and quality care for respiratory diseases.
American Skin Association Maybe Maybe U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Dermatology Research No age limits for Research Grants, but for Outcome studies grants, an applicant must be under the age of 40. The Content includes copyright material and is protected by intellectual property laws. Except as expressly set out in these Terms of Use, the Content received through this Website may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, reformatted, distributed, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or printed in whole or in part in any manner (in any form or medium), without the prior written consent of ASA.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Maybe Maybe U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Basic and Clinical Cancer Research Applicants must have received their degress no more than one year prior to the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered. Title to Intellectual Property shall reside with the grantee institution pursuant to the grantee institution's intellectual property ownership and licensing policies. DRCRF will be entitled to share in any revenues, including consideration in any form ("revenues"), arising out of the licensing or other exploitation of Intellectual Property.
Hope Funds for Cancer Research Maybe No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. citizen Difficult-to-treat Cancers Candidates who have already accepted other postdoc research fellowship awards are not eligible.
Komen Foundation Maybe No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants for both Clinical & Basic/Translational Research. Could have issues with IP. Specifies that they support individuals all over the world at 'nonprofit' institutions.
National Science Board, National Science Foundation Maybe No U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Biology, Chemistry, Physics,Engineering, Earth Science, Air and Space Must be 40 years of age or younger or not more than 7 years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. degree by December 31 of the year in which they are nominated. Inventions made during NSF-assisted research are governed by the Foundation's standard Patent Rights clause which is invoked by article 21 of our Grant General Conditions and published in section 731.3 of the Grant Policy Manual.
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation Maybe Maybe U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Willis-Ekbom Disease Research Animal model study, clinical research, drug target focus research proposal are mostly encouraged. Have policies and procedures in place to ensure that any agreements entered into with third parties are consistent with the terms and conditions of their award, including the provision of intellectual property rights to the agency, and third parties are informed of the foundation requirements.

Non-eligible Funding Opportunities

Funding Agency Postdoctoral NIH Trainee Eligibility Graduate Student Eligibility Citizenship Subject Area Requirements / Comments Likely IP Challenges / Eligible Grants
American Asthma Foundation Yes No U.S. Citizen / Non U.S. Citizen Asthma Research New pathways of investigation in basic research of asthma with strong interest in innovation and risk. No preliminary data or knowledge of the field is required. Suspended until further notice.
Alzheimer's Association Novel Pharmacological Studies to Prevent Alzheimer's No
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation No
American Cancer Society No
American Federation for Aging Research No
Cancer Research Institute No
National Alopecia Areata Foundation No
National Psoriasis Foundation No
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation No
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation No
Pfizer No
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) No
Society of Nuclear Medicine Education and Research Foundation No
The Ben and Catherine IVY Foundation No
William Guy Forbek Research Foundation No
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