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ASU National Security Academic Accelerator (NSA2)

Postdoctoral scholars interested in forming a commercial venture are invited to participate in ASU’s National Security Academic Accelerator (NSA2), a program designed to create and support startups with dual use potential: commercial applications and for national security.  The NSA2 program provides training, coaching and financial and professional services support to accelerate ASU-led technology and solutions into dual use startups.  You will receive individualized guidance and assistance in order to expand your research and develop its potential to create value and deliver real world impact.  If you have a technology or a solution at any stage of development that has both commercial potential and national security applications, this program is for you.  More info

Applications due November 30, 2021 


Arizona Postdoctoral Research Conference Photos 

Check out the photos from the 2021 Arizona Postdoctoral Research Conference here.   

Skysong Innovations Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity

There is an ongoing fellowship program at Skysong Innovations (SI), ASU’s exclusive intellectual property management company.  Because of your extensive technical and academic experience, SI values having postdocs on their team. So if you’re curious about the world of patents, licensing, and startup formation, email your resume to Shen Yan at and ask about SI’s paid fellowship positions. These are great opportunities to gain hands-on experience.  Time commitments are flexible and can accommodate your schedule as needed. As a fellow, you will come away with a deeper understanding of research commercialization, exposure to potentially rewarding career paths, and an eye-catching addition to your already-impressive CV.   



The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors awards for postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. There are four annual review cycles: May: Opens March 1; Closes May 1. August: Opens June 1; Closes May 1. November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1. February: Opens December 1; Closes February 1. Applicants should contact prospective Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

 Venturewell E-Teams Grants

Venturewell E-Teams Grants, A multidisciplinary group of students and/or postdocs and faculty working together to bring an invention to market. Accepts E-Team Program applications three times a year.  

 NSF I-Corps

NSF I-Corps  prepares engineers and scientists to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory, and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded.