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Travel and Development Awards

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Award Mission

As part of the mission of the UR PDA, this travel award has been created to support the professional development of postdocs.  Priority will be given to individuals who demonstrate that attending a conference, workshop, or networking event will provide opportunities for professional development not available at the University of Rochester.

Award Details

One AS&E postdoc and one SMD postdoc will each be awarded up to $1200 to attend a conference, workshop, or networking event.

Eligibility

All University of Rochester postdocs are eligible to win a travel award, except for current/former PDA co-chairs.

Application Requirements & Deadlines

  • The applicant must complete the online application
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through July 13th, 2018.
  • Winners will be announced by Sept. 21, 2018 (the end of National Postdoc Appreciation Week).

Conditions for Disbursement of Award

SMD Postdocs

Reimbursement request must be submitted to the Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs office, PO Box 316, G-9551 Medical Center, Attn: Stephen Naum by May 31, 2019. Consequently, the conference must occur prior to this date. The awardee must provide a written conference report (minimum 1000 words) which will be made available for use by university organizations such as (but not limited to) the PDA and the Center for Professional Development.

AS&E Postdocs

The reimbursement request for the AS&E postdoc travel awardee must be submitted to the AS&E Graduate Studies Office, Box 270401, Lattimore Hall, Attn: Janice Van Opdorp by May 31, 2019. Consequently, the conference must occur prior to this date. The awardee must provide a written conference report (minimum 1000 words) which will be made available for use by university organizations such as (but not limited to) the PDA and the Gwen M. Greene Career Center.

Please note: the original receipts and signed expense reimbursement F3 form need to be submitted.  An electronic version copy of the reimbursement documents cannot be accepted. The F3 form can be found on the Finance Forms website.

Review Process

Winners will be chosen based on a formal review process performed by current and former PDA co-chairs. Priority will be given to individuals whose applications demonstrate that the intended conference will offer unique opportunities for professional development (workshops, job interview skills, networking, etc.). Furthermore, priority is given to postdocs who do not already have travel funding (e.g., the applicant is paid off a PI’s grant and does not have an F32 fellowship).

Questions

Please direct any questions to the AS&E PDA co-chair Jeff Tithof (j.tithof@rochester.edu) and/or the SMD PDA co-chair Anthony Franchini (anthony_franchini@urmc.rochester.edu).