Funding Opportunities

Postdoctoral Scholars are eligible for funding from many sources. You should discuss internal sources of funding with the faculty principal investigator with whom you work or expect to work and visit the website of the UCI school or department of your academic and research interest. For assistance with planning and developing proposals, please see the Office of Research website.

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and GRC provide grant writing workshops for Postdoctoral Scholars.

Early Career Grant Writing Workshop Series for Postdocs

This series includes six presentations and the option to join a Postdoc Writing, Editing & Review (PoWER) Group. While the series includes presentations specific to the K99/R00 application, postdocs writing other grant applications are encouraged to attend pertinent presentations and take part in the PoWER  group. Dr. Beth Riley, Editorial Director, Office of Research will be present to assist group members.  The series is outlined below. Flyer

#1 NIH K Award Review Process for Postdoctoral Scholars featured Vice Provost Frances Leslie  This session covered NIH topics for postdoctoral scholars from the perspective of an NIH grant reviewer. Slides can be requested by contacting

Register for #2-6 Presentations and/or PoWER Group

Questions? Contact Mary Frances Ypma-Wong PhD

Recent Funding Announcements

The California Council on Science and Technology accepting applications for the 2018 Class of the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship.

This program is open to those holding a PhD or equivalent degree in science and engineering, and in social science fields such as economics. Applicants range from new graduates, postdoctoral scholars, tenured faculty, and industry staff. Eligibility information, program timeline, and the application link can be found at  As CCST Science Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving the California State Legislature. Working as legislative staff in the State Senate or State Assembly, they get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of lawmaking in the State of California--a dynamic arena that often sets policy trends for the United States and the world. Due February 28, 2017.

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) invites exceptional young researchers to apply for the ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship provides recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research while working alongside some of the nation's best scientists and engineers. Applicants must display extraordinary ability in scientific research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders. Successful candidates will have tackled a major scientific or engineering problem or will have provided a new approach or insight, as evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.
Due May 1, 2017.

Funding Databases

Listed below are links to funding databases and current postdoctoral scholar funding opportunities from federal agencies, private foundations, UC programs, and others.

STEM Funding

Humanities and Social Sciences Funding

All Academic Disciplines and UC Postdoc Fellowships

National Postdoctoral Association- Fellowships for International Scholars-Compilation