The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medi-
cine: Research Associate Programs
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Fellowships Office has conducted the NRC Research Associateship Programs in cooperation with sponsoring federal
laboratories and other research organizations approved for
participation since 1954. Through national competitions, the
Fellowships Office recommends and makes NRC Research
Associateship awards to outstanding postdoctoral and senior
scientists and engineers for tenure as guest researchers at participating laboratories. A limited number of opportunities are
available for support of graduate students in select fields.
Benefits: Stipend, health insurance, relocation, and travel.
Applications due: August 1st, November 1st
The National Science Foundation: Postdoctoral Research Fel-
lowships and Other Programs
The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of
federal support to academic institutions for basic research.
Benefits: Varies depending on award.
Applications due: Varies depending on award
The Dreyfus Foundation: Postdoctoral Program in Environ-
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further
the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program.
Benefits: The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental
Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of
$120,000 over two years to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in
Applications due: August 1st
WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award
The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Eli Lilly
and Company cosponsor funding to assist female chemists
with the cost of traveling to meetings where they present their
research. Female undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral
chemists are eligible to apply.
Benefits: Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and
financial need. Funds may be applied only for registration,
travel, and accommodations and are restricted to travel to
meetings within the United States.
Applications due: September 15th for meetings between
January 1st and June 30th
CIBA/YCC Young Scientist Travel Award
The CIBA Foundation and YCC offer this award to scientists
under the age of 35 who hold postdoctoral appointments or
have started their careers within the past 7 years. Awardees
receive financial support toward travel, registration, and accommodations for a national or regional ACS meeting.
Benefits: Each travel award will equal $1,000.00. Funds may
be applied only for registration, travel, and accommodations
and are restricted to traveling to ACS national or regional
meetings. Networking opportunities will also be provided.
Application due: November 15th for meetings occurring between January 1st and June 30th
ACS Science Coach
Volunteer as an ACS Science Coach by partnering with an
AACT teacher member. ACS Science Coaches are chemists who present science demos, help with labs, create lesson
plans, and provide advice to science teachers and students.
Each teacher who partners with a chemist receives a donation
from ACS to enhance science education.
Benefits: The American Chemical Society donates $500 to
schools participating in Science Coaches to enhance science
Application due: August 15th