Postdoc Travel Awards

To be Announced!

The Postdoctoral Association (PDA), 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 fall and spring semesters, awardees will be selected through postdoctoral peer review, and 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.  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 ALSO send an e-mail to Leslie Beckman in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs ( stating your name and that he/she 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 2013-2014.   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)"

Travel Award Application, FAQs & Guidelines - Spring 2014 Cycle

Application to Serve as a Peer-Reviewer - Spring 2014 Cycle

Please make sure that as a reviewer you can attend the 2 meetings listed below.

Please do not hesitate to contact Bettina Urban & Chioniso Patience Masamha for further information. 

Important Dates:

  • TBA: Peer Reviewer applications are due
  • TBA - 5pm DEADLINE: Travel Award Applications/Abstracts due
  • TBA: Peer Reviewers receive materials and instructions for review Peer Reviewer meeting #1 in Conference Room MSB 7.046
  • TBA: Peer Reviewer's turn in scores. 
  • TBA: Peer Reviewer meeting #2 in Conference Room MSB 7.046
  • TBA: Travel Award Winners announced at Postdoc Symposium

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. 


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