Stony Brook Research Interest and Funding Opportunity Database

Postdocs are eligible to participate in Stony Brook's Research Interests & Funding Opportunities database, found at The database lists funding opportunities which can be matched to the Postdoc's needs depending on the key words entered on the profile, and Postdocs can also connect with other researchers on campus by entering simple search words. Based on the key word selections associated with the Postdoc's profile, s/he will also receive weekly emails with matched funding opportunities. Instructions on how to access the database plus other suggestions for fine tuning one's profile can be found here.


Community of Science

Community of Science Funding Opportunities - As a Postdoctoral Scholar here at SBU, you are eligible to sign up for free with the COS funding database, which lists many different funding opportunities and fellowships for all fields of study. You must use your SBU email account (.edu) in order for the system to recognize you as an SBU employee. If you have any problems, you can contact Peter Saal in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

  • Go to
  • Roll your cursor over Cos Workbench/Cos Profile
  • Open "About COS Profile"
  • In the Blue box on the left, click on "Add your Profile"
  • Fill out the form, and click on "Create my Account" at the bottom of the page.
  • Once you have your user name and password, you can search the Funding Opportunities.
  • Use "Search Wizard" on the right hand side of the Funding Opps page - it will walk you through the process.
Helpful hints:
  1. In the interest of personal safety, do no enter your home address; use only your office address.
  2. Even if you are not ready to apply for a grant right now, enter key words in the Search Wizard so you can receive emails from COS and become better acquainted with what opportunities are out there; doing so will help prepare you when the time does come for you to write a proposal.
  3. Please remember that this is a database connected with Stony Brook University: It is important to pick an appropriate password.


International Fellowships & Grants (NPA)

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) lists on their website the International Fellowships & Grants as of Dec. 2010 document which is put together by members of the International Postdoctoral Fellows Grants/Fellowships project. The goal of the list is to inform international postdocs interested in applying for funding about the available opportunities. The list mainly focuses on postdoctoral fellows in the early part of their training. Although care has been taken in preparing the list, please check the individual fellowship website for updates or changes to deadlines, requirements or conditions for eligibility. Fellowships with an asterisk (*) are for postdoctoral fellows of a specific nationality.


Diversity Postdoc Fellowships & Opportunities is a web portal on the minority postdoctoral experience especially in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. It features articles, resources, & events about career advice, professional development, jobs, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues. On their Resources page, they highlight funding resources of interest to current and future postdocs.


Helpful NIH funding sitesbanner

NIH funding opportunities

NIH Office of Extramural Research

NIH Extramural Training Mechanisms

K Kiosk - Information on Career Development Awards

Career Award Wizard - E tool to determine the best K award for you

NIH Guide to Grants & Contracts

NIH Forms and Applications

NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT)

NIH Peer Review Revealed

NIH Peer Review - up-to-date changes in the system


Helpful NSF funding sites

NSF funding opportunities

NSF Awards Database

NSF Documents Online


Related funding sites

Cornell Fellowship Database

GrantsNet - HHMI/AAAS: GrantsNet is a collaboration of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It is a database of funding opportunities in the biomedical sciences for graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral associates, and junior faculty. GrantsNet is searchable by field and education level and provides direct links to funders’ home pages. It is an adjunct to Science’s Next Wave site (, which is oriented to scientists in the early stages of their careers.

NIH & NSF Funding Advisor

The National Academies funding opportunities


  • Free Access from educational domains (.edu)
  • Database of funding opportunities offered by US Dept. of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, etc.


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