Postdoctoral Scholar Research Grants | Travel & Training Award
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.
Postdoctoral Scholar Category. Applicants must be full-time postdoctoral scholars working with USC faculty throughout the award period. Postdoctoral Scholar-Research Associates and Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellowship Trainees are eligible to apply.
Current Research Support Limits. Postdoctoral scholars who already have a significant externally-funded research award are not eligible. Among eligible postdoctoral scholars, potential for independence and future external funding will be an important consideration in making awards, with priority given to awards that make an appreciable difference in postdoctoral scholar’s research potential.
Mentoring. Evidence of a strong mentoring relationship with one or more USC faculty is a requirement for all applicants. This may be demonstrated in part by uploading a copy of the postdoctoral scholar’s completed Individual Development Plan, signed by both the postdoctoral Scholar and the mentor. A brief statement of support from the mentor is also required.
All proposals must be submitted using our online application by Monday, April 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm, PST.
Postdoctoral Scholar Travel & Training Awards
The Postdoctoral Scholar Travel and Training Awards 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. Awards of up to $3,000 are available and may be applied to travel occurring between the dates of August 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013. Receipts must be provided for all reimbursements.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be full-time postdoctoral scholars. Postdoctoral Scholar-Research Associates and Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellowship Trainees are eligible to apply.
Application and Deadline: please complete the online application by Monday, April 1, 2013, at 5:00 pm, PST