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Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

Modified: January 2, 2015

2015 Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

Please note: Applications are being considered for travel during the 2015 calendar year. For travel during the 2016 calendar year, this award program will be repeated near the end of the 2015 calendar year, if funding is available.


  • Postdocs must apply by January 9th by 5pm.
  • Funds for travel will be awarded for use during this 2015 calendar year.
  • Travel awards will not be given retroactively for travel completed in 2014.


Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards provide funds to assist Northwestern postdoctoral fellows traveling to conferences, seminars, and meetings that will further their professional development and career advancement. You can download these application instructions here.


  • Applicants must be a current postdoctoral fellow from any of the departments, research centers, institutes or schools of Northwestern University.  Research associates and research faculty are not eligible for this award program
  • Postdocs must have completed at least one year of postdoctoral training at Northwestern.
  • Postdoc are eligible for a maximum of two awards over the entire course of their postdoctoral training.
  • Postdocs are eligible to receive one grant per year.
  • Postdocs can submit an application for attendance at a discipline-specific conference, professional development meeting, career development workshops, or other type of professional development or career development program. 
  • Travel awards are intended for supporting travel and participation in opportunities outside of Northwestern.  Applications requesting funds to attend outside programs that are already available at Northwestern will not be considered. Applications requesting funds to participate in a program offered at Northwestern University will not be considered.


The maximum travel award amount is $500. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and The Graduate School will review and select applicants.


  • Fill out all fields of the online application form
  • Provide an itemized budget (ex: $200 for registration and $300 for flight) and budget justification
  • Provide a CV or resume (maximum of 4 pages, upload as a PDF within online application)
  • Incomplete applications and applications that exceed the page limit will not be considered.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


  • If selected, you must provide a chartstring for use in transferring the award funds.  Reimbursements and use of the travel award must be done through the home department, research center or institute.
  • A one-page report of how the funds were used must be submitted to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs by December 31, 2015.
  • As a condition of the award, all recipients must submit an abstract to present (oral or poster) at the annual Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF) symposium.  To learn more about NUPF and their annual symposium, please visit the NUPF webpage.

CONTACT: postdocs@northwestern.edu

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