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Welcome to postdoctoral training at OHSU! Whether you are a prospective, current, or former OHSU postdoctoral scholar, use these pages to find information vital to you, including resources for policies and benefits, career and professional development, research and funding, and connecting with current and former colleagues.

As an OHSU postdoctoral scholar, you are critical to our research mission and community. Without you, many of OHSU's discoveries would never be made. As such, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is dedicated to your technical and professional development, ensuring that you acquire the skills and knowledge required for your desired career.

Remember, only you can direct the course of your career. Take advantage of all the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and OHSU, has to offer. If you have questions or require assistance, please contact us at opa@ohsu.edu.

Funding alerts

Each week, OHSU Research Development compiles a list of funding opportunities from internal, government, and private philanthropic sponsors. It’s published on Thursdays.

Cancer ‖ St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fellowship Awards and Infrastructure Awards
What: Supports oncology research in the following areas: New discovery research; translational research and early phase clinical trials; phase III clinical trials & infrastructure support of participating institutions (primarily the fall grant cycle); and education of new pediatric oncology researchers
Who should apply: Dependent upon grant you’re applying to; see the CAP for details
Award: For Fellowship: Up to $292,500/up to three years; For Infrastructure: Generally up to $50,000/up to one year
Deadline: Internal submission due: June 10, 2022; LOI due: July 8, 2022, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 26, 2022, 2 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP

Neuroscience ‖ Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology
What: Honors one young scientist for outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by them during the past three years
Who should apply: Neurobiologists who are 35 or younger with an advanced degree received in the last 10 years
Award: $25,000
Deadline: June 15, 2022

Biomedical ‖ American Association for the Advancement of Science Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
What: Honors early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities
Who should apply: Researchers who are actively conducting research in any scientific discipline and have completed their terminal degree within seven years of the nomination deadline; self-nominations are allowed
Award: $5,000
Deadline: June 30, 2022, 8:59 p.m. PT

Neuroscience ‖ BRAINet Postdoctoral and Student Travel Award
What: Provides funding for two travel awards (one to a graduate student and one to a postdoctoral scholar) to attend the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in support of BRAINet’s mission to foster awareness and support for OHSU neuroscience research by educating the public and engaging in community interaction
Who should apply: Current graduate students and postdoctoral researchers/fellows at OHSU who will submit a poster abstract for SfN22; abstract submission acceptance is not required and applicants must have no other funds available to support travel/attendance
Award: Up to $1,000/one year
Deadline: Submission window starts June 1, 2022 and goes through June 15, 2022; Application due: July 1, 2022
Apply through the CAP

Cancer ‖ Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
What: Supports young immunologists and cancer immunologists by continuing their training under the guidance of a world-renowned immunologist who mentors the fellow and prepares them for a productive and successful career in cancer immunology
Who should apply: Postdocs working in immunology or cancer immunology who have less than five years of relevant postdoc experience
Award: $186,000/three years
Deadline: Internal submission due: July 5, 2022; Application due: Sept. 1, 2022, 2 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP

Life Sciences ‖ Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
What: Honors one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which they were awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years; research must fall within one of four categories: cell and molecular biology; genomics, proteomics and systems biology approaches; ecology and environment; and molecular medicine
Who should apply: Researchers who were awarded their Ph.D. between Jan. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021
Award: $30,000 for grand prize winner and $10,000 for category winners
Deadline: July 15, 2022

Multidisciplinary ‖ OCTRI Human Investigations Program
What: A series of courses to enhance your clinical and translational research career
Who should apply: Faculty and clinical and postdoctoral fellows employed at OHSU, VA Portland Health Care System or other Northwest healthcare systems and graduate students enrolled in SOD, SOM, SON or SOPH
Degrees offered: Certificate in Human Investigations or a Master of Clinical Research
Deadline: July 15, 2021

Multidisciplinary ‖ OHSU Foundation Collins Medical Trust
What: Provides seed funding for projects that advance basic or clinical medical research and will be leveraged to have a greater impact in the future through being eligible for future NIH or other substantial funding; successful proposals will highlight impact on the immediate population served, Oregon, and potential national impact and preference is given to young investigators newly embarking on their research careers who are clearly supported by their respective mentors
Who should apply: Early career investigators, including postdoctoral fellows and assistant professors, who are clearly supported by their mentors
Award: Up to $30,000/one year
Deadline: Notice of Intent form is required; submission window starts June 8, 2022 and goes through June 15, 2022; Application due: Aug. 10, 2022
Questions? Contact the 
OHSU Foundation

Multidisciplinary ‖ OHSU Fellowship for Diversity in Research
What: Funds researchers with the goal of increasing the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic scientific research at OHSU
Who should apply: Investigators with postdoctoral training experience looking to establish an independent academic research career; scholars who identify as underrepresented minorities, differently-abled and more are welcomed
Award: Up to $8,000 plus a stipend
Deadline: Applications accepted anytime