Funding agency: 

  Opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars

Federal Agencies

National Science Foundation
Other agences
  • Department of Defense: AFOSR: The AFOSR provides partial support for conferences and workshops in special areas of science that bring experts together to discuss recent research or educational findings, or to expose other researchers or advanced graduate students to new research and educational techniques in its areas of research interest.

Non-Federal Agencies

The G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers Foundation
  • Fundamental life science grants. The G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers Foundation is primarily interested in supporting fundamental basic research in the life sciences. Support is provided for specific projects from established researchers at top universities and independent research institutions within the United States.
  • Mathers Foundation Research Grants. The mission of the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation is to advance knowledge in the life sciences by sponsoring scientific research and applying learnings and discoveries to benefit mankind. Basic scientific research, some with potential translational application, is central to this goal and fundamental to our operating principles.
The Franklin Institute 

Benjamin Franklin Medals Nominations. The Benjamin Franklin Medals are awarded annually and span seven disciplines of science and engineering: chemistry, civil and mechanical engineering, computer and cognitive science, earth and environmental science, electrical engineering, life science, and physics. Recipients of the Benjamin Franklin Medals receive an honorarium of $10,000 per award.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation  

Western Conservation Grants. This grant funds efforts to conserve the ecological integrity of the western United States and Canada for people and wildlife.

Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation

Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation Grant. The Foundation supports efforts to address a range of environmental issues. Among these are initiatives aimed at combating climate change by reducing carbon emissions and increasing energy efficiency; ensuring access to clean air and water by preventing pollution and the use of toxic chemicals; and restoring the health of the oceans.

Waitt Foundation

Rapid Ocean Conservation Grants Program. Rapid Ocean Conservation Grants Program, which provides small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues.

National Geographic Society

National Geographic Society Grants program. The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration.

Partnership for Clean Competition

The rapidly changing landscape of performance enhancing substances necessitates efficient responses from organizations protecting the integrity of sport. The Micro-Grant Program was developed by the PCC to quickly fund quality research projects which fill immediate gaps in anti-doping knowledge and/or gather preliminary data to strengthen a regular cycle PCC Grant application or re-submission.


Graduate student and/or postdoctoral scholar opportunities 

Conservation Trust Grant: The Conservation Trust is a grant program that supports innovative solutions to conservation challenges and issues of global concern.

Educational Fellowships and Grants: Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities.

Postdoctoral funding and job opportunities: Pathways to Science has postdoc funding opportunities and positions posted on their website that you might find useful.

ORISE research opportunities: Department of Defense (DOD) seeks qualified researchers and technical experts to participate in critical R&D mission activities.

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) postdoctoral program: INL postdoctoral researchers perform in a rich science and technology environment, present and publish research, contribute to the overall research efforts of the laboratory, advance knowledge in the areas of basic and applied research, and strengthen our national scientific and technical capabilities.

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October 14, 2019
Funding type: 
Graduate students