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  

Application

The next application period is open beginning Friday, October 13th at 9am and will close Monday, November 13th at 5pm (CST).  Postdoctoral fellows interested in applying should submit all application materials through the online application form. Please follow application instructions closely as this is a highly competitive award and exceptions will not be made.

Please see complete application instructions here.

Contact OPA with any questions.