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Fellowships

Internal Fellowships

Ruby Distinguished Doctoral Fellows Program

The Ruby Distinguished Fellows Program is designed to attract outstanding doctoral students who will excel in crosscutting areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at West Virginia University (WVU). Ruby Fellowships will support students in the fields of biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, geology, and physics with particular interests in pursuing interdisciplinary STEM research that will significantly contribute to WVU’s research strengths and goals.

External Fellowships

Cardiovascular Disease


American Heart Association

  • To help trainees initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research while obtaining significant research results under the supervision of a sponsor or mentor; supports individuals before they're ready for some stage of independent research

American Federation for Aging Research

  • Program to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows with outstanding promise in the basic biological and biomedical sciences relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities.

Cancer


American Cancer Society

  • This award is to support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research).

Neurogenerative Diseases


National Multiple Sclerosis Society

  • To attract and train promising young investigators and doctors into the field of MS by supporting the training of postdoctoral fellows in studies related to MS. The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation.

General


Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award for Individual Post Doctoral Fellows

  • The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support to promising Fellowship Applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

National Science Foundation

  • The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program was established in 2000 to fund basic research in areas of interest to the Intelligence Community. Today, the Program annually funds first- and second-year Postdoctoral Fellows researching topics as varied as molecular biology, nanotechnology, and robotics.

Life Sciences Research Foundation

  • Fellowships across the spectrum of the life sciences: biochemistry; cell, developmental, molecular, plant, structural, organismic population and evolutionary biology; endocrinology; immunology; microbiology; neurobiology; physiology; virology.