Sometimes I have funding for students and postdocs, sometimes I don’t. In either case, it is very useful for you to apply for your own funding. Getting a good grant or fellowship looks very good on your CV. It also gives you more flexibility and security. Below is a list of external funding sources for students and postdocs. Entries are listed in no particular order. This list is by no means complete, if you know of any good sources I omitted, or if you find outdated information, please let me know.

Undergraduate Funding

UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Graduate Funding

A rather comprehensive list of different fellowships available for graduate students

Graduate Women in Science Fellowships Program (relatively small awards)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (US citizens/residents, need to be early in PhD program)

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants

EPA STAR Fellowships (US citizens/residents)

Hertz Foundation

NSF Information for Postdoctoral Fellows

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (US citizens/residents)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (US citizens/residents)

Big list of links hosted by UC Berkeley

Postdoctoral Funding

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (US citizens/residents)

David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program (conservation biology)

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowships

Infectious Disease Society of America

NIH Career Development Awards

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Life Sciences Research Foundation

NSF Information for Postdoctoral Fellows

A long list of opportunities listed hosted by UC Berkeley

Student and Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

NIH Training Awards (F31, F32, etc.) (most are US citizens/residents only)

ORISE – Funding to perform research at the CDC

American Society of Microbiology – various funding opportunities

Association of Schools of Public Health – various funding opportunities

Ford Foundation Fellowships