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Funding Opportunities

There are many funding opportunities available to graduate students. This list is not comprehensive. See the “Search for Funding” page for additional resources to perform your own search for external funding sources. 

This list is continually updated. To submit a grant opportunity to be included, please email

Federally Supported Graduate Fellowships

The most popular fellowships for graduate students in the biomedical sciences are supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Grants & Fellowships from Other Organizations

  • Gerber Foundation Novice Research Grants
    • Must submit a "Concept Paper" prior to full proposal
    • Open to international students
    • Two annual deadlines: February 15th and August 15th
  • Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study
    • Open to pairs of thesis advisors and PhD students (2nd or 3rd year)
    • Advisor-student pairs must be nominated
    • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident or DACA eligible
    • Annual, deadline in December (nomination deadline in September)
  • Hanna H. Gray Fellow Program
    • For graduate and medical students transitioning to a postdoctoral position focusing on biomedical and life science basic research
    • Also open to early stage postdocs (less than 16 months of postdoctoral research)
    • Specific to individuals from underrepresented groups in life science research
    • Open to non-US citizens with a degree from a US research institution
    • Annual, deadline in December
  • Parkinson's Foundation
    • Postdoctoral fellowships for PD-related projects
    • Must have an identified postdoctoral mentor 
    • Open to international students
    • Annual, deadline in February (LOI due December)
  • PhRMA Foundation
    • Predoctoral fellowships relating to Health Outcomes,
    • Informatics, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmacology/Toxicology
    • Open to international students
    • Check website for deadlines
  • Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program
    • Predoctoral fellowship for tobacco-related disease research.
    • See website for the program’s specific research priorities
    • Open to international students
    • Annual, deadline in the fall
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