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I think that a PhD student that received some awards and fellowships has better chance to get a good postdoc position. I was wondering what awards/grants/fellowships should one consider to apply for?

Here are three that I know of:

I'm mostly interested in grants and awards in the US, but I think it's good to have an international list here too.

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    $\begingroup$ In the US, NSF GRFP & NDSEG are the big federal fellowship programs for science PhD students. $\endgroup$ – ff524 Jul 6 '16 at 21:59
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    $\begingroup$ NSERC in Canada. Only for Canadians, though. $\endgroup$ – Yuval Filmus Jul 7 '16 at 11:40
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    $\begingroup$ Maybe worth making the distinction, in the answers, between "grants and awards in the US for which only US citizens qualify" and "grants and awards in the US." $\endgroup$ – Clement C. Jul 10 '16 at 21:28

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