The University of Michigan offers support for pursuing both internal and external funding opportunities. Our Michigan Experts database is the best place to find funding details for individual labs. Depending on specific requirements for each research program, postdoctoral fellows may or may not be required to seek independent funding. International applicants should contact individual labs with specific questions about funding requirements.
Whether you intend to stay in academia or explore career options beyond, we encourage postdoctoral fellows to take advantage of the abundant grant and funding development resources available on campus, such as:
- Office of Research offers a comprehensive set of services for all aspects of funding
- Workshops and courses through the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR)
- Free in-person assistance through the Research Development Core
- U-M Library: Grants and Fundraising is a great place to start for expert assistance
- A step-by-step proposal writing guide from the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects
- UMPDA’s curated list of professional development resources
- University of Michigan's President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Features postdoctoral research fellowships in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), economics, and political science fields, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development and academic networking opportunities
- Michigan Society of Fellows: Each year the Society selects four outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professional schools
- MICHR - Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program (PTSP): The Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program (PTSP) is a multidisciplinary career development award designed to prepare individuals with a PhD in a biomedical science or social science discipline for independent careers in translational research
- MICHR - K Award: Mentored Clinical Scientists Career Development (MICHR K) award is a two-year award to provide protected time for a clinician scientist to focus on conducting clinical research
- U-M Postdoctoral Association: This website includes a list of links, forms and searchable databases related to grants and funding
- Professional Travel with Children Award
- Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award
International postdocs have access to all of the development resources available on campus, however not all funding opportunities are open to non-US citizens. International postdocs are encouraged to contact individual faculty members for specific funding information or consult with a grants specialist at U-M.