Sometimes people are not aware of and it is difficult to find the fellowhips available for foreigners to study in USA in a single place, so I tried to organize some of them.
Funding with no nationality restrictions
Pew Latin American Fellowship
- The Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides support for young scientists from Latin America to receive postdoctoral training in the United States.
- Deadline: October 1
- Supports post-doctoral training to applicants under the age of 45 for up to one year abroad in good laboratories.
- Deadline: February 1
James S. McDonnel Foundation
- Supports students completing doctoral training in a multidisciplinary field. There are no geographic or institutional restrictions. International applicants are welcome to apply. Applicants should not currently have a Ph.D.
- Deadline: June 15
- Supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences. Candidates must be living in North America in order to be eligible. United States citizenship is not a requirement, but fellowships to resident non-citizens are awarded only for training in this country. Citizens may train abroad.
- Deadline: July 16
Jane Coffin Childs Foundation
- Fellowships for postdocs with less than 1 year experience for Cancer research in the US.
- Deadline: February 1
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- For cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, structural biology. Two types of fellowships for foreign nationals: International Program for foreign nationals from Canada, Latin America and Eastern Europe to work in home country. General Fellowship program to work at participating university in the US.
Human Frontier Science Program
Life Sciences Research Foundation
- Three-year fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduates of medical and graduate schools in the biological sciences holding M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M. or D.D.S. degrees. All U.S. citizens are eligible to apply with no geographic restriction on the laboratory of their choice. Foreign applicants will be eligible for study in U.S. laboratories.
Medical Foundation (Massachusetts residents only)
- Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
- Must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, for the preparation of postdoctoral fellows for academic careers as independent investigators.
- Awards are for two years.
- Deadline: December 15
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (Cancer
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
American Institute for Cancer Research
- Must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, awarded no more than four years prior to the date of application.
Short-term and travel fellowships
Company of Biologists Ltd.
- Deadline: April 30, August 31, December 31
- The Company of Biologists' three international journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science and The Journal of Experimental Biology) offer fellowships of up to $4,000 to graduate students and post-docs wishing to make collaborative visits to laboratories in other countries. These are designed to cover the cost of travel and other expenses.
Human Frontier Science Program, Short-Term Fellowships
- Deadline: Open all year
- Short-term Fellowships enable basic researchers focusing on complex mechanisms of living organisms to move into new areas by learning state-of-the-art techniques in use abroad or by establishing new research collaborations. These fellowships can last from two weeks to three months in a foreign country.
Australian Academy of Science, Lemberg Traveling Fellowship
- Deadline: August 31
- The purpose of the Fellowship is to enable either Australian or overseas scientists of standing to visit Australian scientific centers and to deliver lectures. The Lemberg Fellow may be drawn from any field of biology but special consideration will be given to biochemistry, conservation and Australian flora.
NSF: International Research and Education
- Deadline for Workshops: Second Tuesday in September
- International Planning Visit/Workshop Awards support the early phases of planning, developing, and coordinating a research and education activity in science or engineering with foreign partners. Support is primarily for travel and subsistence expenses.
Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright Scholar Programs
- Deadline: February 1
- Fulbright Scholar Programs offer faculty, administrators, and professionals grants to lecture, do research or participate in seminars.
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Short-Term Travel Grants
- Deadline: November 16
- Provides fellowships for up to eight weeks to U.S. postdoctoral scholars and holders of other graduate degrees for independent or collaborative research projects in Europe and Eurasia. Research should make a substantive contribution to knowledge of the contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments in the region and be relevant to U.S. foreign policy.