Opportunities With No Citizenship Requirements

Here you will find a list of grants with no citizenship requirement, but make sure to fully read the announcement as some may have other limitations for the applicant.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The AACR offers an outstanding array of support mechanisms for cancer researchers at various stages in their careers, from fellowships to career development awards to grants for independent investigators. Some AACR fellowships have citizenship requirements, please fully check requirements before initiating application.

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American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)

The Basic Research Fellowship Grants are two-year, $100,000 grants supporting postdoctoral fellows conducting brain tumor research. Applications due annually in mid-January.

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American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Grant Program is dedicated to funding research on cancer prevention, treatment and survival through food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is committed to supporting the early careers of promising scientists. Application Deadlines in January and February

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Cancer Research Institute (CRI)

Fellowships provide support to fund and train young immunologists and cancer immunologists at top universities and research centers around the world. Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 1

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Application Deadlines: March 15 and August 15

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European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process. Application Deadlines: February 12 and August 12

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Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI)

FAMRI is interested in clinical and translational research, from basic molecular mechanisms of disease to occupational health.

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Human Frontier Science Program

HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country. Application Deadlines: August and September

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Huntington’s Disease Society of America

HDSA is committed to sponsoring innovative lines of scientific inquiry into Huntington's Disease (HD) biology by young researchers with a desire in making HD part of their career plan. Application Deadline: March 14

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International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Applications for training Fellowships are invited from junior scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission: to coordinate and conduct both epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes and prevention of cancer. Application Deadline: September 2016

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International Union Against Cancer (UICC)

Advance your career by visiting another institute: American Cancer Society international fellowships for beginning investigators (ACSBI).

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Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research

Provides 3 year fellowship for Postdocs who do not have more than one year of postdoctoral experience. Application Deadline: February 1

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Lady Tata Memorial Trust

The Lady Tata Memorial Trust invites applications worldwide for Awards to individuals to support research on leukemia. Application Deadline: March 15 and January 25

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

LLS offers career development awards for various stages of your research career in specific categories.

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Leukemia Research Foundation

The Leukemia Research Foundation exclusively funds New Investigators - individuals beginning to establish their own laboratories that are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor. Application Deadline: February 16

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Life Sciences Research Foundation

Since 1983, the Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF) has funded nearly 500 outstanding postdoctoral fellows in all areas of the life sciences, and raised more than $50 million from generous industries, foundations and individuals to support this effort. Application Deadline: October 1

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Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

The Lustgarten Foundation provides support for exceptional scholars and investigators in the field of pancreatic cancer research.

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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The NCI has a great transitional award opportunity for postdoctoral researchers focusing in cancer research.

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH has a great transitional funding opportunity for non-citizen postdoctoral fellows.

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Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

he MMRF supports innovative research efforts in the most promising areas of multiple myeloma research through several grant-making programs. Application deadline: April 26, 2016

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PhRMA Foundation

The mission of the PhRMA Foundation is to support young scientists in disciplines important to the pharmaceutical industry by awarding them competitive research fellowships and grants at a critical decision point at the outset of their careers.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation

For almost 30 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has been funding grants and fellowships. The goal of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Research Program is to provide funding for innovative projects expected to lead to future funding from other peer-reviewed sources.

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Sidney Kimmel Foundation

The Program bridges the funding gap for gifted young cancer researchers at the very outset of their careers. With the pressure to secure resources eased, Scholars are emboldened to pursue innovative, imaginative investigations and to establish their models in independent research, a necessity for obtaining government grants and other backing. Application Deadline: December

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Sontag Foundation

The Sontag Foundation funds early career scientists with the potential to create new waves across the brain cancer field. Application Deadline: March 16

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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Komen Training and Career Development awards seek to bridge the funding gap faced by recently graduated PhDs and early faculty as they start their careers in breast cancer research. Application Deadline: May 2015

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The Medical Foundation

The Charles A. King Trust was created to “support and promote the investigation of human disease and the alleviation of human suffering through improved treatment.” Application Deadline: January 29

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