Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Funding Opportunities


Travel Fellowships

In addition to JCBS Travel Fellowship, please keep in mind that many conferences offer travel fellowships for postdocs. Whether or not you plan to apply for the JCBS Postdoctoral Travel Fellowship, please look for and apply for additional opportunities. Additional source of funding can be a journal that publishes in your field. Examples include: PLOS Early Career Travel Award Program, American Society Cell Biology (ASCB) offers Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Awards to attend their annual meeting, as well as grants to host a local meeting.

Policies for Postdoctoral Fellow Grant Application

Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Program

The Jefferson Postdoctoral Association and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are again offering the Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Program (PFAP) to assist TJU postdocs in the preparation of postdoctoral fellowship applications. Although competitive, these fellowships are a very valuable achievement for postdocs and are an excellent way to demonstrate your ability to obtain funding.

  • Starting in the first week of October, the PFAP will host sessions on the following topics, and possibly additional topics per postdoc requests:
  • Finding Funding: Introduction to grant search tools (library representative)
  • Managing the Application Process 
  • Grant Writing Skills 
  • Possible additional sessions: K99/R00 application , F32/NRSA/AHA grants, IACUC and IRB approval and bioethics, Peer-review and editing, Interviewing skills.
     

This will be a hands-on course designed to provide practical help throughout the application process. The course is FREE, but postdocs should only enroll if they genuinely intend to submit a postdoctoral fellowship application in the next 6-12 months. If peer-review and editing sessions occur, postdocs must have support of their PI to distribute their grant to fellow postdocs. Space is limited to 8-12 people, and slots are available on a first come- first serve basis.

Office of Research Administration  

Before applying for a grant you must notify the Office of Research Administration (ORA) department about your intention and they will assist you in applying for, and managing, sponsored funding.

Research Administration Center of Excellence  

The Research Administration Center of Excellence (RACE) is a shared service center that will provide faculty and postdoc-centric research administration support across Jefferson.

Extramural Funding Opportunities

Please visit the link below for information about funding opportunities from government agencies, private foundations and other sources. A shared service center that will provide faculty-centric research administration support across Jefferson.

Funding Opportunities

In addition, check the Jefferson Library for books and other resources about grant writing. Moreover, you can also request a 1:1 consultation with a librarian to learn how to use Pivot and other grants information resources http://jefferson.libguides.com/grants .

When applying for grants, make sure to learn about Offices of Research Support Services, check Collaboration tools and browse through Other Resources.

Useful links

New Tutorials on Preparing and Submitting Your NIH Grant Application

Show Me the Money—Funding Opportunities for International Graduate Students and Postdocs