Postdoctoral Travel Awards

University of Iowa Postdoctoral Association Travel Awards

Information, Review Criteria, and Instructions

The UIPDA provides funding to assist postdoctoral scholars and fellows in presenting their research at non-local professional conferences, meetings, symposia, and other academic gatherings. The funds are provided by the Graduate College and allocated by the UIPDA Executive Committee and Council of College Representatives to deserving applicants. A maximum of $500 will be awarded for travel within North America and $750 for travel to Alaska, Hawaii, or international destinations. October 1, 2018 is the deadline to apply for the Fall 2018 awards. This deadline includes all travel completed between June 15, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Three UIPDA college representatives, executive board members, or committee members will score travel award applications based on the following eligibility and criteria. To be eligible:

1.Applicant must be in a paid postdoctoral scholar (FP01) or fellow (FP02) status at the University of Iowa at the time of application, conference, and reimbursement. The travel award will be paid out in a lump sum through the University Payroll Office and will be considered taxable income and taxes will be withheld.

2.Applicant must have proof of abstract acceptance and expenses incurred to attend this conference before they receive the award.

Review Criteria:
1.Clear, concise, and complete application
2.Travel expenses (preference for higher expenses and/or outside of North America)
3.Preference for first-time presentation as a Postdoc
4.Research similar to conference focus
5.Involvement in UIPDA

Three UIPDA college representatives, executive board members, or committee members will review applications and score them on a scale of 1-5 (1=lowest, 5=highest). The average of the three will be taken and that will be the score of the application. The reviewers will meet for an hour after all applications have been scored. The highest applications will be awarded. If too many applications have a high score, then a fourth member of the UIPDA leadership team will score the applications. To apply, go here.