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International Postdoctoral Programs at the NIH

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JSPS Fellowships

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) has, for many years, in collaboration with the Fogarty International Center of the NIH, offered two-year fellowships to Japanese citizens who wish to conduct postdoctoral research at the NIH.  These fellowships are open to doctoral degree recipients who hope to come to the NIH and to those already training at the NIH as postdoctoral fellows.  Applications to the program are accepted annually with a June deadline and are reviewed by a panel of NIH investigators. Read more about these fellowships. External Link

Korean Visiting Scientist Training Award (KVSTA)

Supported by the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) of the Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare in cooperation with the NIH, the KVSTA offers fellowship awards to support biomedical and behavioral research projects in NIH laboratories by young Korean early-stage postdoctoral researchers. The application deadline is usually in July/August.  Further information.

Korean Biomedical Scientist Fellowship Program (KBSFP)

The Korean Biomedical Scientist Fellowship Program (KBSFP), supported by the Korean Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)  of the Korea Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) , in cooperation with NIH, offers fellowship awards to support biomedical and behavioral research projects with potential commercialization by early-stage Korean postdoctoral researchers at NIH laboratories. The application deadline is generally in July. Additional information can be found at

African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI)

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) , the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI)  to establish a post-doctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) .

The fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions. While at the NIH, the fellows must be on leave or sabbatical from their home institution under the NIH Intramural Visiting Fellow Program. The research priority areas are in infectious diseases, nutrition, and reproductive, maternal, and child health and developing skills for clinical and translational research. Read more about the program at