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Last Updated September 28, 2010

Dear UTHealth Postdocs,

The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Executive Committee, in collaboration with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the Medical School Dean, and the Office of Research, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Postdoctoral Travel Award.  This Spring (2013), two awardees, selected through postdoctoral peer review, will be granted a $1,000 travel award to help offset costs incurred while presenting their research at a conference to which they have been accepted.

Postdocs not applying for the travel award are eligible and encouraged to serve as REVIEWERS.  After selection of the review committee, abstracts will be evaluated using a standard scoring system.  Awards will be announced on June 4th, 2013.  All applicants will receive reviewer comments approximately one month after the submission deadline.

UTHealth postdoctoral fellows can either submit an abstract or apply to serve as reviewers.  Guidelines and application forms are provided at the links below.  All applicants must submit their application by email to

Your PI must send an e-mail to Leslie Beckman in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs ( stating your name and that s/he gives permission for the science in the abstract to be submitted for consideration for the Postdoctoral Travel Award and approving the presentation of the abstract at the chosen conference. Sample e-mail: I give permission for (name of postdoc) in my laboratory in the (department of) to submit an abstract for consideration for the Postdoctoral Travel Award. I support the presentation of this abstract at the appropriate science conference within the UTH  FY 2013.   I am fully aware that a Peer Review committee will read and discuss the contents of the abstract in their decision making process to determine the recipients of the award.  - (Name and Title of PI)

Please do not hesitate to contact Regina D. Nobles ( for further information. 

The application deadline for REVIEWERS is Monday, March 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM.  The application deadline for TRAVEL AWARD APPLICANTS has been extended to Monday, April 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM.


Due to recent issues with the files, the Travel Award application has been emailed to all UT postdocs. If you did not receive the application please email Leslie at for an application.


Postdoctoral Association Executive Committee