Postdoctoral Scholar Travel Award

The Division of Research (DoR) and the Texas A&M Postdoctoral Association (Texas A&M PDA) jointly offer up to five travel awards of $500.00 per semester. Applications will be evaluated on a holistic basis, considering merit and service. Evaluations will be performed by an independent faculty committee.

Travel Award Application Form

Deadlines

Awards support participation in conferences or professional meetings between January 1 through June 30, 2022. Applications are due December 1, 2021.

Eligibility

  • Must have an appointment at Texas A&M University.
  • Postdocs are limited to one award per fiscal year.
  • Every applicant must be the presenting author on the conference abstract.

Required Application Materials

You must also provide supporting documents consisting of:

  1. Completed Travel Award Application. In the application, you must specify the source from which expenses over $500 would be covered, such as a department or faculty mentor. You must also provide a brief essay that describes your field of study and how this conference is important to your professional development. Finally, you must provide a brief description of your involvement in the Texas A&M postdoctoral community.
  2. Abstract for conference or professional meeting
  3. Current CV limited to 2 pages
  4. Letter of support from a faculty mentor or a departmental advisor

 

Award Criteria

  • Evidence of commitment to career and professional development
  • Evidence that the conference is relevant to your field of study and career development.

NOTE:
Proof of abstract submission, receipt of conference registration and other receipts are required to claim the award.
If the application is for support of registration fee for a virtual conference, then the award will cover only the registration fee.

 

Evaluation Rubric

Abstract and Letter of Support

  1. Quality of submitted abstract
  2. Impact/innovation of research

CV (limited to 2 pages)                                                      

  1. Research accomplishments
  2. Publication record
  3. Awards/honors

Evaluation of Essay

  1. Description of field of study
  2. Description of meeting relevance to field

The decision of the judging panel is final.