Current Postdocs: Funding Resources

There are numerous resources to assist you in finding funding and in writing and submitting applications, from government grants to foundation grants and fellowships, to help you succeed! Learn more here.

Government Funding

There is a complete range of funding opportunities through government agencies for trainees. Find resources, guides, and opportunities here.

  • Pathway to Independence (K99/R00) Award: A special K award to facilitate postdocs transitioning to faculty positions. 
  • National Research Service Award (NRSA-F32): Provides support to promising postdoctoral applicants who have potential to become productive and successful independent research investigators.
  • Training Grant Directory: NIH-funded training at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • NIH Career Development (K) Awards
    K Award Resources, Information, and Opportunities

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides support for the career advancement via a series of career development awards, called “K” awards. These awards are an excellent way for a postdoctoral fellow, clinical fellow, or junior faculty member to develop their research program and career in preparation for R01-type awards.

    If you are a postdoc applying for a fellowship or a career development award, enhance your application by contacting to request text for your grant application or an institutional letter of support describing career development resources available to you.

Foundations and Other Fellowships

Foundations that have awarded Pitt trainees include:

Here is a list of foundations that provide awards regardless of citizenship status.