Fall 2017

The Office of Postdoctoral Education announces the Fall 2017 Travel Awards for Postdoctoral Scholars. Four awards at $500.00 each will be given to Postdoctoral Scholars to enhance their professional development. Allowable expenses include travel to national or international scientific meetings for the purpose of giving an oral presentation. These monies are not to be used for the purpose of attending extramural courses (e.g. NIH, Cold Spring Harbor, Woods Hole, etc) or visiting laboratories to perform collaborative studies.

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

  • an updated CV
  • a short description (no longer than two pages) of the scientific meeting or conference as well as the potential benefits to his/her career plans
  • a letter from the mentor endorsing this travel
  • a letter of invitation from the meeting or conference organizers to give an oral presentation on research-related work
  • a budget of anticipated expenses

Applications should be sent by email to the Office of Postdoctoral Education by July 14, 2017. All applications will be reviewed by the Office of Postdoctoral Education and ranked according to the following criteria: 1) potential impactof attendance at the scientific meeting or conference to the career development of the applicant; and 2) research productivity of the applicant during his/her postdoctoral training as judged by publication and presentations in national and international meetings. Successful applicants will be notified by July 30, 2017. All requests for reimbursement must be submitted within 30 days of the activity. The activity time period is until December 2017.

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 an oral presentation at the desired meeting; similarly, a oral presentation at a desired meeting does not guarantee receipt of the Postdoctoral Travel Award. A new funding period will begin in Spring 2018.

Submit applications to: Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE).

Electronic submission is required to postdocs@uab.edu

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