Post-doctoral Fellowships

Bar-Ilan University and Israeli Centers of Research Excellence (I-core) Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Deadline: July 4, 2014

The I-core Research Center for the Study of Mass Trauma conducts collaborative, multi-disciplinary long-term studies of mass trauma through a global network of leading researchers in different fields, including social work, epidemiology, public health and crisis management, psychology, psychiatry, neurobiology, and molecular neurobiology. The Center aims to promote and disseminate studies relating to markers of risk and resilience in the face of mass trauma, and to the multifaceted effects of mass trauma in the general Israeli population, as well as among high-risk populations. The center invites a candidate with a research background relevant to trauma research (e.g., psychology, social work, social sciences, public health) to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for the academic year of 2014-2015 and  actively participate in our research study on the effects of traumatic stress on couples and families. Click here for more information.

The Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest and The University of Toronto Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gerontological Social Work

This training opportunity provides broad exposure to expertise in both a research-intensive university faculty of social work and an internationally recognized academic health sciences centre. Click here for more information.

Northeastern University Postdoctoral Research Associate

Deadline: Until filled

Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI), in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department of Health Sciences, seeks a postdoctoral research associate who studies ethical issues concerning emerging environmental contaminants and technologies. Click here for more information.

University of Maryland School of Social Work Postdoctoral Fellowship in Community-Based Early Childhood Prevention Research

The University of Maryland School of Social Work is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to begin no later than September 1, 2014. The fellowship provides an opportunity to join an existing research team conducting basic and intervention research related to risk and protective factors, early parenting, and infant/toddler socio- emotional development. The fellow will be provided time, space, and mentoring to develop his/her early career scholarship. Click here for more information.

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Postdoctoral Scholar in Network Influences on HIV, IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program

This NIH/NIDA-funded study (U01DA036939; PI: Mustanski) will build a dynamic dyadic-network cohort of young men who have sex with men (YMSM) by hybridizing existing cohorts of YMSM.  The goal of this project is to apply a “next generation” multilevel model to understand the syndemic of health problems among a large cohort of YMSM (age 16-29) and inform “high-impact” HIV prevention with this vulnerable population. The Postdoctoral Scholar will assist the Network Science Working Group of the U01 study, including: a) collaborating on the design, beta testing, and implementation of a touch-screen network capture measure to be implemented; b) leading the development and execution of a network data management system; c) monitoring the integrity of network data; and d) participating in the dissemination of findings through publications and conference presentations. Applicants should email application materials to Dr. Michelle Birkett ( Applications should include a CV and a cover letter explaining fit with this position, research experience, career goals, and then name of two references. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

NYU Silver School of Social Work Postdoctoral Fellowship in Children’s Mental Health Treatment Disparities and Services Research

Deadline: June 16, 2014

The Silver School of Social Work at New York University is recruiting a talented junior
investigator for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, starting August 1, 2014 through July 31, 2016. The fellowship focuses on research and training in children’s mental health treatment disparities and services research. Click here for more information.

University of Florida Postdoctoral Disability Research Training Program

In partnership with a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) policy research
center, the University of Florida (UF) developed a post-doctoral fellowship program that will train six postdoctoral fellows to conduct high-quality multidisciplinary disability policy research in the area of community living and participation for Veterans with disabilities. Click here for more information.

Tribal Program Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowship (DOJ)

Deadline: June 10, 2014

The purpose of this solicitation is to support NIJ’s violence against Indian women (VAIW)
program of research, and expand the body of criminal justice policy-relevant research. NIJ will award up to two tribal postdoctoral research associate fellowships to individuals who show the greatest potential for future achievement as scholars and researchers; and who can demonstrate experience relevant to the unique demands of working with tribal communities, including experience working in Indian Country and Alaska Native villages. Proposed research must have direct relevance to NIJ’s VAIW program of research. Click here for more information.

Arizona State University T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Child Outcomes in At-Risk Parenting

Deadline: Until filled

The successful candidate will be expected to work with faculty and graduate students to analyze quantitative longitudinal data and disseminate findings focused on the development and adjustment of the young children of Mexican-origin teenage mothers; conduct statistical analyses, collaborate on manuscripts and presentations, initiate lead-author publications, and consult with the investigative team on statistical analyses. Click here for more information.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (NIH)
Deadline: January 7, 2017

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA postdoctoral fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Click here for more information.

Library of Congress David B. Larson Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

Deadline: April 17, 2014

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. This fellowship seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. Click here for more information.

National Institute of Justice Postdoctoral Fellowship: Dating Abuse Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Deadline: April 28, 2014

NIJ is seeking proposals for postdoctoral fellows to analyze existing data or collect new data on dating abuse among adolescents and young adults. Some areas of particular interest to NIJ include, but are not limited to, the following: testing of behavioral measures of adolescent dating abuse victimization and/or perpetration; research that furthers our understanding of abuse within and between relationships, and stability and changes across partners; research that uses innovative methodologies to examine the role of contextual factors, such as financial independence, social networks, and gender dynamics in dating violence; research about relationship violence and abuse during the transition to adulthood (Ages 16-24), which may include research involving college students. Click here for more information.

Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Psychiatry Post-Doctoral Training Opportunity

Deadline: Position open immediately

This postdoctoral research fellowship offers a unique opportunity to build a research career in the context of a newly-funded mental health intervention for older adults impacted by Super Storm Sandy. The program is a community-academic partnership between the New York City Department for the Aged and Weill Cornell. Areas of research that the project will support include, but are not limited to, community-based partnership intervention development, community-based mental health services delivery, disaster interventions for older adults, implementation science and community resilience strategies. Eligible candidates (psychiatrists, medical physicians, psychologists, and social/behavioral scientists) are committed to becoming
independent investigators in mental health delivery research for older adults. Requirements include completion of doctoral degree before June 1, 2014. Send curriculum vita and a brief description of research interests to: Paul Toth, Weill Cornell Medical College, Westchester Division, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10603, or e-mail

Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging at NORC at the University of Chicago Post-doctoral Fellowship

Deadline: February 4, 2014

The goal of these postdoctoral fellowships is to train recent doctoral recipients interested in the demographic and economic analysis of aging through the development of basic methodological tools, applied research, policy-making and analysis, and
professional development. Click here for more information.  

University of Wisconsin Health Disparities Research Scholars Training Program (HDRS) Post-doctoral Fellowship

Deadline: March 1, 2014

The objective of the HDRS program is to provide training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations, as well as, to attract and maintain underrepresented minorities in academic research careers. Click here for more information.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award – NICHD Postdoctoral Traineeship

Deadline: Screening of applications will begin on January 27th and will continue until the position is filled.

The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2014.  This position is for one year, but is potentially renewable for a second year. The PRC is an interdisciplinary research and training unit of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) that provides infrastructure support services and project development support for a very productive, interdisciplinary group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students at UT. Most of the research is concentrated in four overlapping and reinforcing thematic areas: Health disparities, Educational Inequality & Opportunity, Partnership, Parenting, & Human Development, and Work and Stratification. Click here for more information.  

2014 Moore/Sloan Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowships

The program recognizes that rapid advances in our ability to acquire and generate data are transforming all fields of discovery from “data-poor” to “data-rich” and a significant bottleneck to discovery is our ability to perform inference over heterogeneous, noisy, and often massive datasets. Click here for more information.

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration Harold A. Richman Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 6, 2014

This program is aimed at strengthening the intellectual and research qualifications of outstanding scholars interested in applied research careers focusing on child, youth, and family well-being. The program will provide new scholars with advanced research training through participation on SSA and Chapin Hall research projects; time and resources to explore and develop independent research ideas; and mentoring by nationally recognized researchers in the field. PhD in public policy, social work, economics, human development, education policy, statistics, epidemiology or related discipline received between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2014 required. Individuals who have successfully defended the dissertation and fulfilled all requirements for the PhD by 8/31/2014, but have not received their diploma, are eligible. Click here for more information.

Washington University School of Medicine NIDA/NIH T32 Training Program in Drug Abuse Epidemiology, Services and Prevention

Deadline: December 15, 2013

This post-doctoral fellowship opportunity provides outstanding training for fellows in a range of sub- specialties including epidemiology, biostatistics, psychiatric and behavioral health comorbidity, and community implementation science, concerning public health aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors. The focus of and training in the program includes public health aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors, integration of biomarkers in epidemiology, prevention and intervention studies with high risk populations, an apprenticeship model in a mentor’s research lab, manuscript writing, grant writing, and didactic teaching through courses in the Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Sciences Concentration of the Master of Population Health Sciences program (MPHS). Click here for more information.

National Science Foundation Social, Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Deadline: November 12, 2013

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: (i) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and (ii) Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences (SPRF-IBSS). The SPRF-BP track offers fellowships in an effort to increase the diversity of researchers who participate in NSF programs in the social, behavioral and economic sciences and thereby increase the participation of scientists from under-represented groups in selected areas of science in the United States. The SPRF-IBSS track aims to support interdisciplinary training where at least one of the disciplinary components is an SBE science. The proposal must be motivated by a compelling research question (within the fields of social, behavioral and economic sciences) that requires an interdisciplinary approach for successful investigation. Click here for more information.

UNC-Chapel Hill Sheps Center for Health Services Research Postdoctoral Trainee

Deadline: February 15, 2014

This post-doctoral traineeship provides experience with research encompassing health services research, comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research. Trainees are drawn from a variety of disciplines including Clinical Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Policy, Epidemiology, Sociology, Economics, Health Behavior, among others. Click here for more information.

Post Doctoral Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill

A project now based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health is looking for a post-doctoral fellow for up to a year.The work will use several existing data sets. One data set is from the CHOICES study which evaluates the use of a social interaction website to help prevent unhealthy weight gain in young adults in a randomized control trial and includes measures of social media engagement. The other primary data set is from research examining the etiology of youth obesity and includes multi-level data from individuals (individual biological/physiological data, psychosocial and behavioral data from adolescent and parents) and their physical environments (including home, school and neighborhood assessed with GIS data). For more information, contact Leslie Lytle at or Brian Southwell at

NYU Post-doctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity

Deadline: November 18, 2013

New York University (NYU) is dedicated to ensuring that its scholarly community is ready to compete in a global world and is enriched by individuals reflecting diverse ancestries, perspectives and experiences. Diversity at NYU has historically been broadly defined, encompassing differences across categories of race and ethnicity, gender, age, ability, political belief, economic status, and sexual orientation. To that end, NYU has created the NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity fellowship program to support promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other under-represented groups whose life experience, research experience, and employment background will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU. Click here for more information.

UMASS-Boston Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship/Postgraduate Certificate Program

The Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Fellowship/Certificate Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 program scheduled to begin its fourth class of Fellows in January 2014. The Fellowship is a part-time post-graduate program related to advancing the quality of mental health services for infants and young children in the context of their earliest relationships. Click here for more information.

Institute for Research on Poverty National Poverty Fellows Program
Deadline: November 22, 2013

The National Poverty Fellows Program is seeking talented postdoctoral researchers to participate in a federal government-university partnership. The goal of the program is both to build the capacity of researchers to conduct high-quality policy-relevant research on poverty and inequality in the United States and to contribute to the effective use of research and scientific knowledge in the formation of public policy. Click here for more information.

NYS Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Sciences Research in HIV Infection Post-Doctoral Training Grant
Deadline: December 1, 2013

Our program is a postdoctoral research training program that provides intensive training in human sexuality research as applied to HIV prevention and HIV-related health interventions. The major components of our program are academic course work, the development of research and professional skills, and the conduct of independent research. Click here for more information.

The Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

Deadline: November 1, 2013

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. Each year three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program. Click here for more information.

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality 2013-2014 New Scholars Grant Competition
Deadline: October 25, 2013

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI), a National Poverty Research Center funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeks to support research that will expand our knowledge of key trends in poverty and inequality. The CPI anticipates funding 5 proposals with a maximum award of $20,000 each. The awards will be made to “New Scholars” (i.e., scholars who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2006) who will then work collaboratively with one of the CPI’s Research Groups to carry out the proposed research project. Click here for more information.

The Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Fellowship

Deadline: October 25, 2013

The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute offers a select group of early-career scholars the opportunity to join a collaborative research community that nurtures creative, transdisciplinary thought in pursuit of key insights about the complex systems that matter most for science and society. Postdoctoral researchers selected for the SFI Omidyar Fellowship spend up to three years in residence at SFI, where they contribute to the Institute’s research, advance the sciences of complexity, and become the “new leadership for new science.” Click here for more information.

Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers

Deadline: November 15, 2013

The overall purpose of the extramural LRP is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified health professionals as research investigators to careers in research. The NIH invites qualified health professionals who contractually agree to engage in NIH mission-relevant research for at least two years, and who agree to engage in such research for at least 20 hours per week based on a 40-hour work week, to apply for participation in the extramural LRP.  Extramural LRPs provide for the repayment of educational loan debt of up to $35,000 annually for qualified health professionals performing research within the mission of NIH at domestic, non-profit, or government entities. Click here for more information.


Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research

Deadline: November 15, 2013

The overall purpose of the extramural LRP is the recruitment and retention of qualified health professionals as research investigators to careers in health disparities research. The NIH invites qualified health professionals to engage in contracts to participate in NIH mission-relevant research for two years or more, for at a minimum of 20 hours per week based on a 40-hour work week, to apply for participation in the extramural LRP.  Extramural LRPs provide for repayment of educational loan debt of up to $35,000 annually for qualified health professionals performing research within the mission of NIH at domestic, non-profit, or government entities. Click here for more information.