​Funding Resources

Exploring funding opportunities during your doctoral training years can be a long and time consuming process. In order to find opportunities that meet your needs, you will have to devote some time and effort to searching for the appropriate opportunities. Please be aware that each and every granting agency has different requirements and eligibility, so please read carefully. Some opportunities are only for U.S. citizens, others for citizens and permanent residents and others may only be available to those in their early years of training. Once you decide to submit for a fellowship, please check with your department administrator to see if there are any WU requirements or signatures necessary for your submission.

There are a variety of resources available at WU to help you find funding:

The Research at Washington University in St. Louis website has links to many of the most widely used funding databases, including SPIN (log in with your WUSTL Key), the GrantsNet database, as well as the federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). The Research website also contains information on creating customized funding alerts and getting assistance with funding searchers.

There is also a database for Private Funding Sources for Biomedical Research managed by The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. The Development Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations acts as liaison for philanthropic support between the University and corporations and foundations. This Office also manages WU internal competitions for grants. Click on "Funding Sources" to search the database or "How to Seek Funding" for more information.
The WUSTL Grants Library provides examples of successful fellowship and grant applications from a variety of funding sources: https://crtc.wustl.edu/otg/grants-library/

For funding sources specifically for postdocs, please see http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Postdocs/PostdocResources/Pages/Funding-Resources.aspx

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