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Competition Details

NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

About this Fellowship

National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellowships support recent PhD graduates to pursue independent research while affiliated with an eligible institution or organization. Current PhD students who will complete their degrees prior to the start of the fellowship are eligible to apply.

Postdoctoral fellowships are managed by specific directorates of the NSF, which publish specific solicitations for their awards. See the current solicitation for full information on deadlines, eligibility, award amounts, and application requirements.

Deadlines vary by program - see the solicitation for specific details. Many programs have deadlines in the fall (October and November).

For current opportunities, search NSF funding opportunities on the website (linked above) for "postdoctoral fellowship"

Award Value

Award lengths and amounts vary by program and typically provide 2-3 year positions in the form of an annual stipend ($60,000-$75,000) and research and training allowance ($20,000-$30,000).

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Doctoral, Postdoctoral


US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: August 23, 2022

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