OPA Professional Development Travel Awards

Overview:

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards provide funds to assist Northwestern postdoctoral fellows traveling to conferences, seminars, and meetings that will further their professional development and career advancement. 

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have a University-designated title of Postdoctoral Fellow (see below) from any Northwestern department, research center, institute or school to be considered.  Research associates and research faculty are not eligible for this award program.
    • Postdoctoral Fellow
    • Postdoctoral Fellow-Dept. of Education
    • NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
    • Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Applicants must be a current postdoctoral fellow (at time of application and travel)
  • Applicants must have completed at least six months of postdoctoral training at Northwestern (by the time of travel).
  • Applicants are eligible for a maximum of two awards over the entire course of their postdoctoral training.
  • Applicants are eligible to receive one grant per year.

Award Information:

  • Maximum award of $250 for postdoctoral fellows that are currently supported by an individual postdoctoral fellowship  
  • Maximum award of $500 for postdoctoral fellows that are not currently supported by an individual postdoctoral fellowship  
  • Funds will be awarded for travel taking place between April 1 and September 30

Application

Application cycle is NOW OPEN. You may be interested in viewing complete application instructions here. For travel taking place on/after October 2018, please keep an eye out for the next application cycle opening in the Summer Quarter 2018.

Contact OPA with any questions.