Funding Opportunities

The following are resources for locating funding opportunities at the George Washington University (GW) and from external sources:

GW Resources for Identifying Funding Opportunities

Funding Databases


GW has an institutional subscription to Pivot, a searchable database of funding opportunities, including postdoctoral fellowships.

  • Set up a Pivot account by visiting and clicking on the “Sign Up” link. Complete the required fields and make sure “George Washington University” is selected in the “Affiliated Member Institution” dropdown list.
  • Conduct funding searches by visiting If searching for postdoctoral opportunities, select “Postdoctoral Award” under the “Funding Type” options. You can also refine your search by keyword and other specifications.
  • Pivot also gives you the option of saving searches and creating alerts. Learn how to utilize these features by visiting GW’s Pivot FAQ.

The Research Enhancement Unit (REU) hosts open-door sessions via Zoom. These virtual sessions are open to anyone in the GW community that is looking for information about applying for sponsored research. REU Open Door sessions are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month between 9:30-10:30 am. No appointment required.  

Contact [email protected] or 202-994-6255 for Pivot support and for the Zoom link.

External Resources for Identifying Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

External Funding Opportunities

Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Deadline January 18, 2024)

The Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. You can find more information on their website and details about the application.