Support organisations

The following organisations and funding bodies offer support to postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students in different countries. The extent of support varies with Vitae offering the most extensive range of workshops, activities and resources, many of which you will find useful whichever country you are based in.

Learned societies
e.g. Society for Experimental Biology

Initiated by the European Research Area, this site is a hub for researchers looking for work in Europe. It advertises PhD and research positions too.

European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers. 


The European Molecular Biology Organisation supports researchers by providing a platform for scientific exchange as well as career events, activities and workshops.

This site which is part of the Nature site, provides advice on careers, mentoring and networking as well as advertising jobs.

Owned by AAAS, this initiative is part of Science magazine and offers advice and advertises jobs to scientific researchers.

National Institutes of Health
USA medical research agency

National Science Foundation
Independent US federal agency

Fulbright Commission
An exchange programme between the US and non-US countries.

Research Councils UK
Including BBSRC and NERC

Championing the personal and professional development
of postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the UK

Brainpower (Austria)

Association Bernard Gregory (France)

Kisswin (Germany)


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