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Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar Research Grants and Training and Travel Awards


Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar Research Grants

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Scholar Research Grant program is to facilitate the independence of our postdoctoral scholars and help launch their research careers. It does so by providing grants that assist postdoctoral scholars in developing independent research projects and serves as a stepping stone to external funding such as the NIH K99/R00 and F32 grant programs. To achieve these goals, a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Grant provides up to $25,000 in research support.

To view the proposal guideline for 2015, please visit our application site.


Postdoctoral Scholar Training & Travel Awards

The Postdoctoral Scholar Travel and Training Awards (up to $3,000) are designed to enable postdocs to attend workshops and conferences or to learn new techniques or perform research at off-site locations or in other labs, experiences which would enhance their training but which cannot be funded through their mentor’s grant.

The application for the award will open in April 2015 for travel between June 2015 to December 2015.

Travel funds must be disbursed as reimbursement for previous travel, or transferred to a research account. If the award recipient does not have a research account, the USC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will work with administrators in the recipient’s home department to transfer the funds to an accessible account within the department. Receipts must be provided for all reimbursements.