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Postdoctoral Opportunities

Rackham offers a wide range of resources and opportunities to support postdoctoral fellows at the University of Michigan. These include new fellow positions as well as job, career, and funding resources.

U-M Postings and Administered Programs

U-M Postdoctoral Job Postings

Search current positions by selecting “Research Fellows” from the Career Interest dropdown.

Michigan Society of Fellows

Eight fellows at the start of their careers in any academic or professional field are selected each year for three-year appointments.

President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Fellowships in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), economics, and political science fields, with faculty mentoring, professional development and academic networking opportunities.

LSA Collegiate Fellows Program

This two-year fellowship in the liberal arts provides candidates who are diverse in training, identity, or background with extensive mentorship and professional development for a one-course load each year, with a possibility for a tenure-track appointment at Michigan.

MICHR Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program (PTSP)

Designed to prepare individuals with a Ph.D. in a biomedical science or social science discipline for independent careers in translational research.

Michigan Life Sciences Fellows Program

This three-year fellowship in life sciences fields offers a unique, multidisciplinary community of scholars, and provides mentorship focused on nurturing and launching truly innovative scientists into groundbreaking careers.

NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship

This year-long fellowship, open to scholars in any discipline, provides dedicated research and faculty development support with no teaching responsibilities, allowing fellows to pursue research in a diversity-related topic of their choice.

Job, Career, and Funding Resources

Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award

Recognizes postdoctoral fellows at the University of Michigan who have demonstrated a breadth of excellence in all areas of research, teaching, mentoring, service, and leadership.

U-M Library’s Guide on Funding for Students

Find scholarships, fellowships, and research grants to fund your U-M education.

NSF Special Programs for Postdoctoral Fellows

A list of programs that provide either direct or indirect funding or that focus on educational development for postdoctoral fellows.

The Versatile Ph.D.

The oldest, largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for Ph.D.s in humanities, social science, and STEM.

National Postdoctoral Association

Provides a national voice for postdoctoral scholars to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the U.S.

Dedicated to matching qualified scientists with jobs in industry, academia, and government.

MyIDP: Individual Development Plan

A national online IDP from Science Magazine.