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.


2018 Awardees

  • Alejandra Gonzalez Calle (Ophthalmology) mentored by Jack Whalen: Effect of Stimulation parameters on percept color and percept shape in Argus II retinal prosthesis patients
  • Ismael Fernandez Hernandez (Stem Cell) mentored by Michael Bonaguidi: A new in vivo high-throughput model of auditory neuron regeneration
  • Lee Gibbs (Translational Genomics) mentored by John Carpten: Identification of novel tumor-specific isoforms and isoform-specific mutations using nanopore long-read sequencing technology
  • Diane Goldenberg (Psychology) mentored by Darby Saxbe: Sleep and the Fathering Brain: Characterizing the Impact of Sleep Disruption on the Neural Underpinnings of Self-Regulation in New Fathers
  • Helen Lee (Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy) mentored by Grace Baranek: Early Behavioral Characteristics and Biobehavioral Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Novel Parent-Infant Interaction Paradigm
  • Stephanie Lefebvre (Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy) mentored by Sook Lei Lieu and Danny JJ Wang: Modulating the motor system with tDCS to enhance post-stroke motor recovery

You can view these exceptional your scholars’ profiles and projects here.


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 travel occurring July 31, 2020 to December 31, 2020 in NOW OPEN.
  • The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm PST
Eligibility: The Postdoctoral Scholar Training and Travel Award is only open to current postdocs in the following job titles: Postdoctoral Scholar – Research Associate (Job Code 98227), Postdoctoral Scholar – Teaching Fellow (98223), Postdoctoral Scholar – Fellowship Trainee (Job Code 98219), and Postdoctoral Research Associate (Job Code 98067).