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Travel Awards

The following programs provide travel awards:

Center for Professional Development (CPD) Travel Award

  • Application deadline: November 17, 2017 by 5:00 pm
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Be in good academic standing and have had a performance evaluation within the last year.
    • PhD student or postdoctoral appointee within the School of Medicine & Dentistry.
    • Prior CPD Travel Award winners are ineligible for entry.
    • Postdocs are not eligible to win both the CPD Travel Award and Postdoctoral Association Travel and Development Awards within the same academic year.

CPD Award Information

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Travel Awards

  • Application deadlines are November 15th and April 15th
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Graduate student in years 1 through 4 of coursework.
    • Active participant in GWIS.

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Travel Awards Website 

Graduate Student Society (GSS) Poster Session Travel Awards

  • Held annually in late April or early May
  • Eligibility requirements for entry into the poster competition:
    • You must be a matriculated graduate student in the School of Medicine and Dentistry and in good academic standing.
    • Entries should present your thesis research performed at the University of Rochester, and may not include research performed at other institutions, in lab rotations or in previous technical positions (collaborations with other institutions is allowed).
    • Entries from previous GSS Poster Session competitions are ineligible for entry.

Graduate Student Society (GSS) Poster Session Travel Awards Website

Medical Faculty Council (MFC) Student/Trainee Travel Award

  • Application deadline is early May
  •  Eligibility requirements:
    • University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry (URSMD) medical student, graduate student, postdoctoral trainee, clinical resident, or clinical fellow.
    • Applicants must present at a meeting of a national organization.

Medical Faculty Council (MFC) Student/Trainee Travel Award Website

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Poster Session Travel Awards

  • Held annually during National Postdoc Appreciate Week, 3rd week of September
  • Eligibility requirements for entry into the poster competition:
    • Current postdoc in the School of Medicine & Dentistry or College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Poster Session Travel Awards Website

Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Travel and Development Awards

  • Application deadline is late October
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • All University of Rochester postdocs are eligible to win a travel award, except for current/former PDA co-chairs.

Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Travel and Development Award Information

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition for students in 3rd year of study or greater (as well as postdocs)

  • Held annually during the spring semester (March/April)
  • Eligibility requirements for entry into Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
    • Open to current Ph.D. and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates in their third year of study or greater, and postdoctoral researchers.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Website