Funding Opportunities

This listing of available research funding resources is provided to all investigators at Tufts University and its affiliates. Investigators may search for funding opportunities directly or request assistance from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

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    All U.S. government federal funding opportunities are posted here. Those seeking federal funding should look here first. Please see our section on @ Tufts for guides, tips, and samples for the NIH grant application process.
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    Accessible from any computer logged onto the local Tufts network. This database includes every funding opportunity from the NIH, NSF and another 60+ federal agencies in the U.S., as well as private funding sources.
Opportunity Listings
2.18.15 Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)
AMFDP was developed as a result of more than 20 years of experience with RWJF’s Minority Medical Faculty Development Program, which sought to increase the number of underrepresented minorities on medical faculties.
1.30.15 L’Oreal USA For Women In Science Fellowship
The fellowship program will award five post‐doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.
Applications will open on February 2, 2015 and are due on March 20, 2015.
6.23.14 Fulbright Postdoctoral Award Opportunities
The competition for academic year 2015-2016 launched in February. Postdoctoral/early career grants are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years.
Application deadline: August 1, 2014
9.18.13 Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
A program to support postdoctoral scientists in non-profit academic, medical or research institutions in Massachusetts.
Application deadline: December 16, 2013
5.7.13 Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease Research Funding
Various program deadlines. See posting for more details.
4.12.13 New Postdoc Initiated Project Fund
The postdoc office has set aside $1,000 to provide funding for events and activities based on postdoc ideas and effort. If interested, submit a 1-page proposal to request for funds to support your activity.
3.19.13 Federal Programs and Fellowships
Lewis-Burke Associates LLC has provided a list of federal programs and fellowships that support postdoc research.
1.10.13 Applications for the TEACRS (Training in Education And Critical Research Skills) Postdoctoral Program
A program design to prepare talented young scientists for the multiple demands of an academic career in biomedical research.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
12.14.12 2013 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award
A competitive post-doctoral fellowship award and training partnership program.
Application deadline: March 15, 2013
11.20.12 L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science
Fellowships for female scientists who will have completed their PhD and started in a postdoctoral research position.
Accepting applications from November 5, 2012 to December 20, 2012.
10.10.12 Federal Programs and Fellowships Guide – Lewis-Burke Associates
A report contains a list of federal government fellowship programs that provide support for postdoctoral researchers working at universities or other non-government institutions.
10.4.12 AAAS Science and Policy Fellowships Information Session
An information session for graduate students and postdocs will be held on October 11, 2012 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in M&V 702. RSVP by October 9, 2012.
9.14.12 Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
A program to support postdoctoral scientists in non-profit academic, medical or research institutions in Massachusetts.
Application deadline: December 14, 2012
9.14.12 UNICF/Merck Science Initiative Scholarship and Fellowships
Merck Science Initiative awards scholarships and fellowships at three levels: UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards, UNCF /Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships, UNCF /Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships.
9.14.12 Collaborative Research Travel Grants from Burroughs Wellcome Fund
This award supports Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty researchers traveling to laboratories domestically or internationally to acquire new research techniques, facilitate or begin collaborations, or attend courses.
Application deadline: February 1, 2013
9.14.12 NRC Research Associateship Programs
The objectives of the National Research Council Research Associateship Programs are to provide postdoctoral and senior scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability opportunities for research on problems, largely of their own choice that are compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratories and to contribute to the overall efforts of the laboratories.