Postdoctoral Career Enhancement Awards

Fall 2015

The Office of Postdoctoral Education is very pleased to announce the recipients of the
Spring 2015
Career
Enhancement Awards

Hope Amm, Ph.D.
Institute for Oral Health Research

Christina Croney, Ph.D.
Institute for Oral Health Research

Pariya Fazeli, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology

Greg Pavela, Ph.D.
Office of Energetics

Michelle Williams, Ph.D.

Division of Preventive Medicine

Sparkle Williams, Ph.D.
Deparment of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology

The Office of Postdoctoral Education announces the Fall 2015 Career Enhancement Awards for Postdoctoral Scholars.  Four awards up to $1,500.00 will be given to Postdoctoral Scholars to enhance their professional development.  Allowable expenses include: Internships up to a one month period, attending extramural courses (e.g. NIH, Cold Spring Harbor, Woods Hole, etc) to learn new skills, and visiting laboratories to conduct collaborative studies.  These funds cannot be used for the purpose of travel to scientific meetings. Previous CEA recipients are welcome to apply but should state in their application the date(s) of previous awards as well as the report of the activity. 

Applicants must be postdoctoral scholars in good standing at UAB.  Interested parties should submit:

  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • a short description (no longer than 2 pages) of the educational activity as well as the potential benefits
  • a letter from the mentor endorsing the activity
  • a letter of invitation from the collaborative research partner
  • a letter of invitation from the sponsoring event (if possible)
  • a budget of anticipated expenses

Applications should be sent by email to the Office of Postdoctoral Education by July 15, 2015.  All applications will be reviewed by the Council of Postdoctoral Education (COPE) and ranked according to the following criteria: (1) potential impact of the educational activity to the career development of the applicant and (2) research productivity of the applicant during his/her postdoctoral training as judged by publications and presentations in national and international meetings.  Successful applicants will be notified by July 25, 2015.  All requests for reimbursement must be submitted within 30 days of the activity.  The activity time period is until December 31, 2015.  

See expenditure guidelines at the UAB Financial Affairs website for all reimbursable items for employee or trainee travel and the appropriate procedures.  Airline tickets may be provided in advance by the UAB Travel office.

Receipt of this award does not guarantee acceptance into the desired educational activity; similarly, acceptance into a desired educational activity does not guarantee receipt of the Postdoctoral Career Enhancement Award.  A second funding period will begin in January 2016.

Submit applications to: Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE)

Electronic submission is required to postdocs@uab.edu

For additional information, please call 975-7020/975-7021 or email postdocs@uab.edu

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