Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

This is a continuously updated repository of federal and private funding opportunities that are intended for postdoctoral investigators. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, please refer to the sponsor’s funding announcement for complete details on each opportunity. If you would like to add an opportunity to the list or have any questions, please contact

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for external funding, please complete and submit the Notification of Intent to Submit form to notify Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) staff of your intention to develop a proposal. SPA staff provide support and guidance to faculty and staff during the proposal development process and are the only employees authorized to submit proposals on behalf of PSU. Please send the notification as soon as an opportunity is identified, whether or not it is in response to a formal solicitation so that SPA can assign staff to support you. Please note: SPA must be notified at least two weeks prior to the submission deadline.

(in order of submission deadlines)

Wenner-Gren Foundation - Post-Ph.D. Research Grants

Deadline: May 1st, 2020

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation - Research Fellowship

Deadline: June 15th, 2020

NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)

Deadline: September 9th, 2020

Fulbright Scholar Program - Postdoctoral and Early Career Awards

Deadline: September 15th, 2020

NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships (AAPF)

Deadline: October 15th, 2020

NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF)

Deadline: October 21st, 2020

NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)

Deadline: November 2nd, 2020

Humbolt Foundation Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Deadline: N/A

NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (AGS-PRF)

Deadline: N/A