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Fauci Fellowships


About the Fellowship

In recognition of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci’s life saving work, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has established the Fauci Fellowships. Through this program, the Foundation is offering two $50,000 post-doctoral research grants that will be awarded to an Italian researcher working in Italy and an Italian American researcher working in the United States to support research in infectious diseases and help establish both recipients’ independent careers.

NIAF’s funding will be used to finance both the researcher and a specific research program that will be performed in a U.S. or Italian laboratory at a pre-defined hosting institution.


The Fauci Fellowships will be awarded to one Italian researcher and one Italian American researcher who have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. in one of the following subjects: medicine, biological sciences, pharmacy, chemistry, or other scientific disciplines, as well as a strong record of research accomplishments and publications in the biomedical field. Previous experience in the virus and cancer fields will be highly regarded. Preference will be given to applicants who have earned their Ph.D. in an eligible field in the past eight years.


How to Apply

To apply to the Fauci Fellowship, please fill out the application form and you will receive an e-mail from with a link to upload the required documentation outlined in the application instructions.

The application period has been extended for Italian American researchers to apply for the Fauci Fellowship

Application and Documentation Deadline: May 20, 2021 11:59 pm EDT