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Funding and Job Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

  • A list of Vanderbilt University upcoming limited submission opportunities can be found at
  • A list of Vanderbilt University Medical Center upcoming limited submission opportunities can be found at
  • Visit the Edge Bulletin Board to check their current list of national research funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines, updated often. To submit national opportunities, email Edge for Scholars. Additionally, the Edge for Scholars Funded Grants Library has over 200 grants in the library including more than two dozen examples of NRSA fellowship applications (F30, F31, F32) written by Vanderbilt trainees that include original submissions, resubmissions, and summary statements. There are also a few AHA fellowship applications in the library. If a trainee is in the process of writing an application, they may review these shared grants by requesting access to the EFS Funded Grants Library. To again access to the Funded Grants Library email Adrienne Babcock. Postdocs should copy their primary mentor on the request so the mentor can confirm the need for access.
  • Visit the SPIN Database of Sponsored Funding Opportunities and search their database of over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors.

Edge Grant Pacing Workshop for December submissions

We invite early career researchers preparing an individual fellowship award (NRSA F Series or equivalent) submission to join us for a series of in-person workshops and peer accountability groups designed to help you prepare the best possible grant. Between sessions, Dr. Ashley Hood and Melissa Krasnove will offer virtual Q&A sessions and share information on Edge for Scholars at Vanderbilt resources.

The goal of the workshop is to help you keep steady progress to completion of your application.

This cycle is for those submitting in December 2021. We will meet in-person on Friday, August 13 from 9:00AM-12:00PM and Friday, September 17 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM. The full list of in-person and virtual sessions is provided below.


Grant Pacing Workshop – Fellowship Sessions Date of Discussion
Session 1 (in-person) Aug 13, 9:00-12:00
Q&A zoom Aug 27, 12:00
Q&A zoom Sept 10, 12:00
Session 2 (in-person) Sept 17 9:00-4:00
Q&A zoom Oct 1, 12:00
Q&A zoom Oct 22, 12:00
Q&A zoom Nov 5, 12:00
Q&A zoom (possibly address Studio feedback) Nov 19, 12:00
Discussion sessions will be recorded and posted for participant access.


Fellowship grant writers should register at by August 6. More information is available at:

Current funding opportunities, ordered closest to deadline date:

Applications are now being accepted for the IMPACT Fellowship Program (“IMPACT”), a six-month program that provides marginalized early-career research trainees with access to personal and career resources, along with opportunities to build skills, assess and better understand their strengths, and develop new networks.

The deadline to apply is August 1, 2021. For questions, reach out to the NPA’s Diversity Officers.

Citizenship and location of host institution

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to apply, provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a foreign university may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a Canadian university may hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at either a Canadian institution or an institution outside of Canada.

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is designed to support world-class postdoctoral researchers. The fellowship provides $70,000 per year for two years. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or health professional degree. Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

The 2021-22 competition was launched in April 2021 and the application deadline is September 22, 2021 (20:00 EDT). Please note that institutions may have internal deadlines.

For more information or to apply, please visit the website:

Should you have any questions, please feel free to email:

The purpose of the NIA Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI): Mentored Entrepreneurial Career Development Award is to provide support and protected time (three to five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. This specific K01 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) includes entrepreneurial training and career development opportunities for early-career academic scientists as part of its translational research and supervised career development activities. This program will provide support and protected time for a broad set of supervised career development activities to prepare awardees for a multitude of career options including research and teaching faculty, as well as entrepreneurial, industry, science policy, and research administration positions. Entrepreneurship training and the research activities proposed would both be considered major components of the award. NIA invites K01 applications from experienced postdoctoral (two years minimum) and/or recently appointed junior faculty (usually with a Ph.D. degree) in biomedical, social, or behavioral sciences who are interested in entrepreneurial training and are pursuing careers in research areas supported by NIA.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for candidates proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial. Under this FOA, candidates are permitted to propose a research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

Key Dates

  • Posted Date: June 10, 2021
  • Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): August 29, 2021
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): Not Applicable
  • Application Due Date(s): September 29, 2021

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date. No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement.

For more information:


External Job Opportunities

Georgia Tech’s Professional Development unit in the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education & Faculty Development (VPGEFD) invites applications for an academic professional with the working title of Assistant Director for Postdoctoral Services. This position will support and advocate for Georgia Tech’s ~400 postdoctoral scholars (“postdocs”) from across the Colleges of Engineering, Sciences, Computing, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. The candidate selected will enhance postdoctoral training across campus by organizing and communicating professional development and networking opportunities; maintaining processes and policies; and representing and advocating on issues that affect the experience of postdoctoral scholars.

Required Qualifications

A terminal degree of Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent is required

Preferred Qualifications

For this non-tenure-track academic faculty position within the job category of Academic Professional (exact rank will depend on the education, experience, and specialization of the selected candidate).

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and creative individual who has a minimum of two years of experience in higher education working with postdocs, graduate students, and/or faculty. We are looking for an energetic and responsive team player with a proven ability to partner across institutional units and make inclusive and ethical practices a priority.

The successful candidate will have experience with developing and delivering professional development resources for postdocs, graduate students, and/or faculty; strong verbal and written communication skills; the ability to collaborative effectively; the organizational and event coordination skills to plan and execute programs; the ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with all stakeholders; and an understanding of a research university environment.

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Design, Computing, Engineering, and Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has almost 4,000 academic and research faculty, over 350 postdocs, over 20,000 graduate students, and 100 graduate degree programs and interdisciplinary research centers that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to America’s government, industry, and business.

Apply Before Date

Initial screening of applicants will begin August 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To submit an application please include a cover letter that addresses your qualifications for this position, a resume/CV, and the names, titles and contact information (email, phone) for five professional references in a single MS Word or PDF file. The selection process will include passing a pre-employment background check and submission of official transcripts.

For more information or to apply, visit the Georgia Tech Human Resources page.

The Assistant Director of Biomedical Graduate Programs will work collaboratively with other staff in the BRET office and the program directors to ensure that strong students are recruited and then supported at Vanderbilt.  The position will involve outreach to prospective students, facilitation of the interview and selection process, assistance with curriculum implementation and analysis of efficacy of recruitment process.  Additionally, the Assistant Director will co-direct the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy, which has overarching administrative responsibility for multiple undergraduate summer research programs and also provides intellectual and social enrichment activities for the participants.

The Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) supports and coordinates graduate education, postdoctoral training, minority affairs, career development and education initiatives for the Vanderbilt biomedical community.  The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program and the Quantitative and Chemical Biology Program within BRET are the two main umbrella graduate programs that recruit biomedical Ph.D. students to Vanderbilt.  These programs are responsible for organizing the first year of the graduate students’ education and training, which is achieved via a collaborative effort between the BRET office staff and Vanderbilt faculty

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report to and work in close collaboration with the directors of the Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) and the Quantitative and Chemical Biology Program (QCB).
    • Work closely with all members of the BRET staff. Coordinate bi-weekly standing meetings of the BRET director, program directors, program manager, and others as necessary.
    • Manage and coordinate admissions into the Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Graduate Program and Quantitative and Chemical Biology Program. Act as a contributing member of both admissions committees.
    • Manage IGP and QCB recruiting weekends and organize overall applicant schedule and interview schedules in collaboration with program manager.
    • Communicate with other graduate programs in the case of students who may be cross-applying or have suitability for other programs.
    • Maintain outcomes analysis of recruiting and conduct surveys of applicants and participants as necessary to evaluate recruitment strategies to our programs.
    • Participate in graduate student recruiting events, including on campus and off campus events, diversity-focused events, online-virtual events, and personal communication with candidates. This may require travel.
    • Direct marketing and outreach for the IGP and QCB to optimize quality of incoming class.
    •  Sit on the curriculum committee of the QCB. Facilitate communications with instructors.
    • Assist with managing QCB courses in Brightspace.
    • Flexibility with other duties that accompany the evolving nature of these programs.
    • Co-Direct the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA), undergraduate research program
    • Aid in the application, selection, appointment, and laboratory placement of students participating in the VSSA.
    • Develop and manage the programming of VSSA activities, including orientation, a research seminar series, professional development series, social activities, and large (150 participant) student research symposium.
    • Manage VSSA budget and event planning.
    • Mentor and advise VSSA students for their individual career goals.


  • A PhD in a STEM field is necessary.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is necessary.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) are necessary.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with different stakeholders is necessary.
  • The willingness and ability to represent Vanderbilt through participation in national student research symposia in a professional and positive manner is necessary.
  • Availability and willingness to work non-standard hours, especially during recruitment activities, is necessary.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information is necessary.
  • Evidence of strong organizational skills is preferred.

Learn more and apply here.

The Department of Population Health Science and Institute for Healthcare Delivery Science (I-HDS) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to undertake epidemiological modeling and health economics research. The postdoctoral fellow will primarily work as a group member of a multidisciplinary research team on a project aiming to investigate prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes.

The successful fellow will have the opportunity to receive comprehensive training and a unique research experience in advanced decision science and economic evaluation of health technology. In addition, the position provides the opportunity to engage with investigators at UCSF in San Francisco, CA, Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC, and the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The fellow is encouraged to develop own research ideas and a career development grant application with support from the I-HDS faculty. Our institute has a strong culture of long-term mentoring of postdoctoral fellows and sponsoring them to become faculty, either at ISMMS or at other institutes.

This position offers an integrated compensation package, a tailored benefits package, and generous paid time off. Postdoctoral housing is subject to availability. Additional funding for research-related travel may be granted with the department and PI’s prior approval.

Please submit CV and one-page cover letter describing relevant experience and your research interests to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Short-listed candidates will have conference call interviews.

More information can be found here:

The School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech ( seeks applicants for an Open-Rank Collegiate Faculty position on its main campus in Blacksburg, VA.

A bold and innovative initiative, the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience was launched six years ago to globally recruit outstanding students interested in obtaining a degree in Neuroscience. Virginia Tech has rapidly become a destination university for the nation’s best students interested in the discipline, having grown to over 800 undergraduate students today. Our Neuroscience Ph.D. program, approved in 2020, will launch in Fall 2021. The School offers a unique interdisciplinary curriculum spanning multiple disciplines and colleges. The broad curriculum offers traditional courses in Cellular and Molecular, Cognitive, and Experimental Neuroscience; advanced disciplinary courses including Neuroimmunology, Neurogenetics, Computational Neuroscience, and Neuroendocrinology; and innovative electives courses such as Language and Communication Disorders, Clinical Neuroscience, Neuroeconomics, Neuroscience and Society, and Artificial Intelligence.

The Collegiate Faculty track is a non-tenure track with ranks at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Collegiate Professor levels. This rank offers a clear path to promotion with increasingly longer contracts and promotion criteria clearly defined by the School of Neuroscience, College of Science, and university guidelines. Collegiate faculty participate in all four missions of the School: education, scholarship, service, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful collegiate faculty candidate will have a primary commitment to the School’s instructional mission. The focus is on the delivery of undergraduate education with the potential to contribute to graduate education. A substantial portion of this position will be dedicated to the delivery of core courses in the School’s undergraduate curriculum, including courses such as Introduction to Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, and Diseases of the Nervous System, as well as the opportunity to develop unique courses based on the applicant’s specific areas of expertise. Scholarship will include producing pedagogical innovations, scholarship of teaching and learning, or disciplinary research independently or as part of an existing research team at Virginia Tech.

Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or a related field and experience teaching in higher education, preferably at the undergraduate level. The search committee will consider applicants across career stages and the rank of the successful candidate will be commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or a closely related field;
  • Postdoctoral experience;
  • Record of significant research accomplishments, e.g., publications;
  • Record of independent teaching and course management.
  • Ability to contribute to the School of Neuroscience’s teaching mission, at both undergraduate and graduate levels;

Preferred Qualifications

  • A record of scholarly accomplishment in the area of pedagogy related to Neuroscience;
  • Experience teaching introductory level courses in neuroscience;
  • Experience teaching large classes.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Additional Information

  • Candidates should submit a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Statement, Diversity Statement, and Reference List.
  • The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
  • Advertised: February 12, 2021
  • Review date: 3/1/2021
  • Applications close: Open until filled

For more information and to apply:

SPA provides knowledge-based solutions integrating technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business solutions in support of important national security objectives.

For nearly 50 years, we have informed decisions that had strategic and lasting impacts on national security. Our clients entrust us with their critical missions. Every day our employees work to serve our Nation and we work to serve our employees. Every mission is personal to us. We foster continued growth by providing diverse experiences and encouraging employees to perfect their skills through training. This focus ensures SPA’s leaders of tomorrow can continue to renew the commitment we made to our very first client, and all our clients, adapting to support their evolving needs, while always adhering to our core values.

Opportunities for Postdoctoral researchers

  • Biochemist: proven expertise in biochemistry and analytical techniques such as mass spectrometry.

o    Description: Assist the research and development of biological weapon countermeasures. Provide research and analysis of assays and biomarkers. Development and verification of rapid, sensitive, and specific tests for the identification of biological weapons. Demonstrated research credentials in biochemistry

  • Biologist: Proven expertise in medical countermeasures (vaccines, therapeutics) and/or toxicology.

o    Description: Support research for threat agent science that provides rapid validated chemical and biological agent property and reactivity data; toxicological mechanisms to inform risk assessments, medical chemical countermeasures that deliver novel medical concepts and technologies to address current and emerging threats. Demonstrated research credentials in biological sciences

  • Chemist: Proven expertise in analytical chemistry or related analytical methods.

o    Description: Support research in proposed and existing counter and defeat improvised threat technologies for deployment in theater and science and technology efforts. Demonstrated research in chemistry and the use of analytic equipment and data analysis. Research in explosive chemistry is preferred.

  • Physicist: Proven expertise in high energy or nuclear physics, and research methods including detection systems, data collection, and data analytic techniques.

o    Description: Support research in proposed and existing counter and defeat improvised threat technologies for science and technology efforts. Demonstrated research in detection sciences – use of detectors, operations and evaluation of detector data, and use of data analytic techniques.

  • Physical Scientist: Proven expertise in physical science and the impact of radiation on the physical environment.

o    Description: Assist in model development, test, integration and transition of radiological and nuclear modeling tools. Examine WMD lethality and vulnerability models and integration with computational tools. Demonstrated research in the use of mathematical methods of computation, and the ability to modify existing codes in computational analysis

  • Physical Scientist: Proven expertise in plasma physics or nucleon related research

o    Description: Experience with research and experimentation in plasma physics and/or nucleon interaction. Demonstrated understanding of plasma states of matter, nuclear fission and fusion, and ionizing radiation resulting from fission and fusion.

  • Engineer or Solid State Physicist: Proven expertise in electricity and magnetism and/or circuit and system response.

o    Description: Provide assistance to the nuclear survivability of DoD systems and components. Assess technology development to produce radiation-tolerant, high-performance, high-reliability dual-use microelectronics and photonics. Review and evaluate hardening methodologies.

Additional qualifications:

  • DoD security clearance or ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret clearance.
  • US citizens.
  • Demonstrated ability to works as part of a team to solve problems.
  • Experience conducting analysis and communicating those results clearly to a broad audience.

Interested candidates should forward CV or contact:

The Institute is looking for exceptionally bright and motivated individuals with an established record of high-quality research, and a strong commitment to teaching, for faculty positions in its various academic departments and centres spanning various branches of science and engineering. The Institute invites applications from citizens of India as well as other nationalities. IISc strongly encourages diversity among its faculty.

More details are available at: