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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Researchers for Studies in Reproductive Biology

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


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Funding Source
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/16/24 11:59 PM EST Receipt Save

Grant Description
Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International researchers for research on reproductive biology in mammals and its relation to fertility regulation. Funding is intended to support early-career teachers and researchers so that they can pursue their careers and become independently funded in their field. Eligible expenses include fringes, institutional overhead, and stipends.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility of Institutions and Individuals

- U.S. institutions must be exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and must submit a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating that it is “not a private foundation.”

- Any nonprofit research institution, such as a university or medical research center, may apply. If the institution is not located in the United States and has not been classified by the Internal Revenue Service, applicants must submit proof of the institution’s nonprofit status.

- The fellowship applicant may be a citizen of any country. The individual should have training and experience at least equal to the Ph.D. or M.D. level and should not have a faculty appointment (i.e., instructor, lecturer, or higher). The foundation prefers that potential fellows have not held the doctoral degree for more than two years.

- The applicant is not required to have their doctorate in hand before they apply. But they must be in their final year of doctoral study and must expect to receive their degree in the year that they apply. The trustees will not hold an award open for an extended period while applicants complete their studies. If the foundation funds their project, the applicant must submit evidence of receiving the doctorate before the fellowship can begin.

- The applicant institution may sponsor an applicant from among its own personnel or elsewhere, but, qualifications being equal, candidates from other than the sponsoring institution itself may carry modest preference. The application must include the sponsored applicant’s performance record. The foundation will consider more than one application per institution per year, but only one application per laboratory/mentor per year.

Expenses other than fellowship stipend, fringes, and institutional overhead are not allowed. Institutional overhead may not exceed 10 percent of the total fellowship award.

Pre-Application Information
The 2024 application deadline is 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. The online registration portal will open on September 1st, 2023.

Applicants should receive an email notification of the Foundation’s decision within 1-2 weeks of the trustee meeting.

Prior to submitting a paper proposal to the Lalor Foundation, applicants must complete a one-time online registration.

Application Instructions:

Estimated Size of Grant
Fellowships are $55,000 per year.

Term of Contract
- Fellowships typically begin in May or June of the application year and run for 12 months.
- Renewal for one additional year is possible.

Contact Information

Please contact Sarah Kain at with any questions.

Tech support is available between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Email Fellowship manager Sarah Kain at GMA Foundations at the above email address or

The Lalor Foundation
c/o GMA Foundations
2 Liberty Square, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02109

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