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Fellowship and Grant Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellows are strongly encouraged to apply for independent fellowships and grants. The OUHSC Office of Research Administration emails a weekly summary of all funding opportunities that includes links to postdoctoral fellowships. If you do not receive the email it is also posted on the  ORA web site.

In addition, there are institutional training grants in Immunology, Microbial Pathogensis, Vision and GeroScience that may have postdoctoral positions. Contact the Principal Investigators for information for Microbial Pathogenesis research, Dr Jimmy Ballard ; for Geriatrics research, Dr. William Sonntag;  for Immunology research Dr. Madeleine Cunningham and for VIsion Dr. Michelle Callegan

Some fellowship/grant opportunities are posted on the National Postdoctoral Association web site. 


A grant mechanism is offered through OCAST that is specific for postdoctoral fellows. This is a new grant opportunity and I encourage you to work with your mentor to consider an application; the faculty mentor needs to apply as the PI to obtain funding for the postdoctoral fellow.

Please check out the link below for full details .

OCAST requires a document describing an institutional Postdoctoral Fellow Tracking Plan. You can download a suggested document here

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior research awards at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) under the Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program (AF STFP).

We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are U.S. citizens and hold, or anticipate earning, a doctorate in a variety of fields of science or engineering.

Application deadline dates (four annual review cycles):

  • February 1
  • May 1
  • August 1
  • November 1

Awardees have the opportunity to:

  • Conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interests of the Air Force laboratories
  • Devote full-time effort to research and publication
  • Access the excellent and often unique Air Force research facilities
  • Collaborate with leading scientists and engineers

Awardee benefits:

  • Base stipend starting at $76,542; may be higher based on experience
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision), relocation benefits, and a professional travel allowance

Applicants should contact prospective AFRL, AFIT and USAFA Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

For detailed program information, to search for AFRL, AFIT, and USAFA Research Opportunities, and to contact prospective Research Adviser(s), visit