Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Research Training Grants and Fellowships (http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm)Funding Opportunities for Postdocs: NIH K Awards
Helpful Links for Fellows
NCI Office of Training and Education
An active advocate for postdocs, this NCI office is designed to help fellows prepare for successful independent careers. CCR-FYI is just one facet of the programs that have been implemented and supported by this office.
The NIH Fellows Committee (FelCom)
FELCOM is comprised of basic science and clinical representatives from each institute and is a major liaison between administrative programs and fellowship training. FELCOM seeks to enhance the intramural training programs as well as foster communication among fellows and the NIH community.
NCI CCR Fellows' Editorial Board
A resource for CCR post-doctoral/clinical fellows that desire an editing service for manuscripts and grants. Also provides training and editorial experience to Editorial Board members.
Science's Next Wave
A weekly online publication that covers scientific training, career development, and the science job market. The Next Wave is published by SCIENCE magazine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
National Postdoctoral Association
The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a member-driven organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Since 2003, the NPA has taken on the ambitious agenda to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the U.S. The NPA has assumed a leadership role in addressing the many issues confronting the postdoctoral community that are national in scope and requiring action beyond the local level.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NPA meets its agenda through advocacy, resource development and community-building.
NPA Committees and Officers are the heart of the NPA. The Committees initiate and generate the ideas, resources, and tools most useful for the postdoctoral community:
- Advocacy Committee
- Meetings Committee
- Outreach Committee
- Resource Development Committee
- Diversity Officers
- International Officers
The NIH is a sustaining member of the NPA. Fellows and employees of the NIH have an opportunity to become Affiliate Members of the NPA for free, and enjoy a great set of benefits. To learn more, please visit Affiliate Member Benefits.
To become a member, please go to