The following awards are for all nationalities or limited to non-U.S. citizen (and not a permanent resident).

Title of Opportunity Description
Data Science Fellowship The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. We run an 8-week fellowship for PhDs looking to enter industry. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others. The program is free for admitted Fellows.
Fellows have the option to participate in the program either in person in New York City, Washington DC, the San Francisco Bay Area, or online.
Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain Postdoctoral FellowshipsNo citizenship or country requirements. Propose work at the interface of theory and experiment on the nature, role and mechanisms of the neural activity that produces cognition. Especially suitable for with a background in fields including neuroscience, mathematics and the physical and information sciences.
Hanna H. Gray Fellows ProgramUsually due in February each year. Seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Non-renewable grant of $80,000 annually for up to four years of postdoctoral training support followed by a non-renewable grant of $270,000 annually for up to four years of the faculty phase. Applicants must be within 12 months of their PhD graduation.
2017 Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral FellowshipFor postdocs from all nationalities who have received their PhD less than two years at the deadline and have no more than one year of postdoctoral training. Any training in biomedical research will be considered for funding.
Fulbright Visiting Scholar ProgramIndividual Fulbright grants are available for scholars from selected countries to conduct research, lecture or pursue combined lecturing and research in the United States. Under the Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program, scholars apply in their home country for Fulbright awards.
James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex SystemsThe James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Studying Complex Systems provides fellowships to students completing doctoral training in the multidisciplinary field of complex systems science.
Human Frontier Science Program - Long-Term Fellowship and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline, who will broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work. Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences), who have had limited exposure to biology during their previous training.
Life Sciences Research FoundationLSRF aims to identify and fund exceptional young scientists at a critical juncture of their training in all areas of basic life sciences and provide a high-quality peer-review service to anyone (individual, company, foundation) wishing to sponsor a fellow who shares their vision of important research. 
Ford Foundation FellowshipThrough its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity. Eligibility criteria include individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
AAUW - International Postdoctoral FellowshipSupport for women pursuing postdoctoral training in the US who are not U.S. citizen or permanent residents. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.
The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Fellowship ProgramsThe Foundation considers proposals for research projects in the field of child and adolescent ADHD, child and adolescent depression and access to care.  The grant awards are for $30,000 per year for two years, and the Primary Investigator is awarded the title of KTGF Fellow in ADHD, KTGF Fellow in Depression or KTGF Fellow in Access to Care. Nominated candidates should be at the junior faculty level or on a trajectory for attaining faculty status.
L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in ScienceOnly for U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in STEM fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.
The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation - Research GrantsThe SSF Research Grants Program places a high priority on both clinical and basic scientific research into the cause, prevention, detection, treatment, and cure of Sjögren’s, with support provided to investigators at every career level from student to junior investigator to senior-level leader.
JSPS Research Fellowships in Japan (Extramural)The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) conducts fellowship programs for foreign (non-Japanese) researchers to promote international cooperation in and mutual understanding through scientific research in Japan. These programs provide opportunities for U.S. citizen and permanent resident researchers to conduct cooperative research under Japanese host researchers in Japan. Two types of fellowships available: Invitation Fellowships (short or long term) or Postdoctoral Fellowships (short or long term).

Funding Opportunities to transition to independence or an industry postdoc

Title of Opportunity Description
Career Awards at the Scientific InterfaceProvide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. Scientists trained in areas such as chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering who can contribute to biological questions should propose exciting research careers at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences.
Pfizer Postdoctoral programPostdoctoral Fellowship at Pfizer - Neuroscience postdocs at Pfizer pursue basic biology around novel drug targets and disease-relevant molecular, synaptic, circuit, and behavioral mechanisms


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