Travel Awards

The OHSU Postdoctoral Scholar Travel Awards (up to $1000 each) are designed to enable postdocs to attend conferences to enhance their training, but which cannot be fully funded through their mentor’s grant.

There are three application cycles for the awards:

  • For conferences occurring from September to December, application due the 1st Monday of August
  • For conferences occurring from January to April, application due the 1st Monday of December
  • For conferences occurring from May to August, application due the 1st Monday of April

Please note applications are currently closed. Please stay tuned for updates!

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be an OHSU postdoctoral scholar at the time of the application and during the dates of the conference. This includes postdoctoral researchers receiving salary via payroll and postdoctoral trainees receiving salary via stipend as outlined in OHSU’s postdoctoral appointment policy 03-10-045.  
  • Applicant must be presenting at the conference (oral or poster presentation). Confirmation of the presentation may be requested by the Travel Award Committee.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need based on the budget for the conference.
  • Applicant must agree to present their research at the Postdoctoral Society’s Research in Progress Seminar Series (RIPSS).

Overall, the Postdoctoral Scholar Travel Awards increase OHSU postdoctoral scholars’ participation and presentation experience at national and international conferences, as well as increased visibility of OHSU trainees at these conferences.

FAQs

Each OHSU postdoctoral scholar is eligible to receive one travel award (up to $1000) per calendar year. The goal is to support as many postdoctoral scholars as possible with the available travel fund awards.

For more information about the Postdoctoral Travel Awards, you can reach out to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at opa@ohsu.edu or the Postdoctoral Society at postdocsociety@ohsu.edu. We would love to answer your questions!

Yes! All OHSU postdoctoral scholars are eligible to apply for the Postdoctoral Travel Award. Applicants must be an OHSU postdoctoral scholar at the time of the application and during the dates of the conference. This includes postdoctoral researchers receiving salary via payroll and postdoctoral trainees receiving salary via stipend as outlined in OHSU’s postdoctoral appointment policy 03-10-045.  

Application review may take up to 1 month following each application due date. Reviews are completed by the Travel Award Committee which consists of current OHSU postdoctoral scholars and the Director for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. 

The details of how you receive travel award funds will vary based on your individual situation. Some examples include working with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to make purchases in advance or submitting receipts for reimbursement. Shortly after you’ve been notified of your successful application, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will reach out via email to develop plans to distribute your funds.

To maintain eligibility for future travel awards, please send an email to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (opa@ohsu.edu) or the Postdoctoral Society (postdocsociety@ohsu.edu) as soon as possible before your planned travel date. If funds have already been distributed to you, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will work with you through the process of returning these funds.

​​​​​​​Please send an email to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (opa@ohsu.edu) or the Postdoctoral Society (postdocsociety@ohsu.edu) providing the correct information.