Postdoctoral Scholars (Grant Incentive) Award

Rationale and Goal

The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) believes that, in order to insure their future success, Postdoctoral Scholars must begin an independent track record of extramural funding early in their postdoctoral careers. Accordingly, the OPE has established The Office of Postdoctoral Education Postdoctoral Scholars Award, which provides a financial incentive designed to encourage scholars to apply for individual fellowships. The OPE anticipates that this award will increase the number of individual fellowships within various programs at UAB.

Award Description:

  1. To qualify for this award, the scholar must provide to the OPE a copy of the submitted grant application along with the official award notification from the granting agency.
  2. If a postdoctoral scholar’s application is funded, that postdoctoral scholar will receive a financial reward of $1000.00 and will be designated as a recipient of The Office of Postdoctoral Education Postdoctoral Scholars Award.
  3. Awarded monies may be utilized to enhance the postdoctoral scholar’s training respective to the funded grant. Allowable expenses include internships up to a one month period, attending educational workshops, visiting laboratories to perform collaborative studies, travel to national and international professional conferences to present current findings, and, in general, expand their professional horizons. Research supplies, equipment or salary support will not be allowable expenses. All award winners must submit a short written report detailing their experiences before expenses will be reimbursed. Expenses are reimbursed upon submission of appropriate receipts according to UAB expenditure guidelines.

Eligibility

This award is available to postdoctoral scholar in any graduate discipline in which extramural individual fellowship funding is available. Such funding must provide more than half the scholar’s current salary. Applications for and receipt of travel and other small grants will not be eligible for this incentive plan. Only one Office of Postdoctoral Education Postdoctoral Scholars Award will be granted per person. An individual must apply for the award within six months of receiving the official award notification. Reimbursement must be requested immediately following the event. 

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