Postdoctoral Funding Resources

Postdoctoral Funding Resources

Postdoctoral Funding Resources
Postdoctoral Funding Resources

Preeminent Postdoctoral Program

The UCF Preeminent Postdoctoral Program, known as P3, targets outstanding postdoctoral scholars starting their position in 2019. In coordination with principal investigators seeking postdoctoral scholars, the College of Graduate Studies provides matching support for salary (minimum $50,000) and benefits for two years and an additional $5,000 travel/research allowance for each scholar.

The College of Graduate Studies began accepting applications for the P3 program in November 2016 and has since awarded support to PIs to hire 113 new Postdoctoral Scholars across UCF colleges, institutes, and centers.

Application Period Now Open

The application period for funding is now open. Individuals interested in this special program may submit a Preeminent Postdoctoral Program Application to the College of Graduate Studies at

Funding Resources and Assistance

Several funding opportunities exist for postdoctoral scholars, including awards offered through the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Ford Foundation, the Graduate Women in Science, and others.

The Research Development team in the Office of Research helps researchers develop research opportunities and find funding for their projects. They offer training in the use of a variety of funding tools, assist with internal program submissions, conduct workshops related to proposal development, and provide pre-award advisement and proposal development assistance. More specifically, they:

Help identify funding sources

Aid with proposal preparation

Assist with searchable databases