PDPA offers travel awards to BU postdocs to present their work at conferences or attend for professional development. Postdocs with full financial support to travel may still apply, but preference will be given to scholars with limited or no available funding.
Awards are given for opportunities up to $500. Funding must be used for the purpose detailed in the application, and excess funds will not be disbursed.
Applications are open to any individual with a postdoc appointment at Boston University, though scholars may only receive one award during the duration of their postdoc.
A panel of faculty will evaluate travel grant applications using the following selection criteria:
- Value of the professional development opportunity as described in application and/or letter of support
- Merit of research demonstrated by research abstract, or strength of connection between professional development opportunity and candidate’s research as described in course/workshop description
- Merit of the individual’s research background and scholarly activities as described on their CV/resume
- Financial need
Submission Deadlines and Award Dates
This award has three review cycles per year. The deadlines for each cycle are:
|Submission Deadline||Award Issue Date|
|July 19, 2019||Mid- August|
|October 18, 2019||Mid- November|
|February 14, 2020||Mid- March|
Electronic submission is required using the form below. PI letters of support can be sent separately to email@example.com, but must be received by the award cycle deadline. Applications without a letter of support will not be considered for funding.