College of Medicine: Postdoc Travel Award Application Period Begins

When Nov 05, 2017
from 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
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The PDA will offer 2, $500, merit-based travel awards per semester. The PDA Executive Committee (with the exception of the members applying for the award) and at least 2 faculty mentors will judge applications. Criteria, deadlines, and eligibility are as follows:


If you are attending a conference between August and December 2017, applications will open May 15, 2017 are due June 15, 2017. Winners will be awarded July 1, 2017.

If the deadline falls on a holiday or weekend, the deadline is automatically extended to the following business day.

1)    Must have an appointment at Texas A&M HSC
2)    Must be a member of the PDA. Previous semester involvement is required, thus first semester postdocs are ineligible to apply.
3)    Postdocs are limited to one lifetime award during appointment.

Required Application Supplements
1)    Completed travel award application with budget
2)    Abstract
3)    Current CV
4)    Letter of merit and support from faculty mentor/departmental advisor (PI should also specify that any expenses over $500 travel award will be covered)

1)    Need to display career and professional development
a) PDA Involvement
i)     Must attend 2 meetings, seminars, or events per semester previous to award
2)    Scientific merit
i)     Merit will be judged by the proposed or submitted meeting abstract. Abstract submission, verification, and receipt of conference attendance are required to claim award.
ii)     Submitted CV, merit of individual, research background, publications, grant awards, honors, etc. will be considered when selecting award recipients.
iii)     Applicant must be presenting author on conference abstract. Conference theme must be relevant to applicant’s research.
3)    Need
a) Applicant’s conference attendance is greater than 12 months prior

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