Financial Support

IU School of Medicine provides travel awards to qualified postdoctoral researchers.

Travel Awards

Travel grants are available to IU School of Medicine postdoctoral researchers who are designated in the IUIE system as a postdoctoral researcher (AC1 or FLP designation). Postdoctoral researchers who DO NOT qualify for this award include those with Research Associate, Visiting Scholar, Assistant Research Professor titles and any other postdoctoral designation not identified above. Prior awardees from the previous award cycle (Nov, April) are also prohibited from applying for the next year’s award cycle (Nov, April).

Application Process

To apply, interested applicants must submit a completed Application Form. Contact information for the applicant as well as his/her/their mentor and HR/Departmental Administrator are required. Applicants must also submit a scientific abstract, a lay abstract, a significance statement, conference details—all signed with the applicant’s digital signature. A scanned and submitted Faculty Mentor Acknowledgement Form must include necessary signatures.

Travel awards will be allotted in two sessions:  1) in the spring to cover travel to conference from June 1st to November 30th; and 2) in the fall to cover travel to conferences December 31st to May 31st.

Expectations of Awardees

In addition to the requirement of using the grant award to cover expenses related to a presentation, awardees are expected to:

  • Provide proof of conference presentation to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Serve on the Travel Grant selection committee for the following year

Applicants can contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for additional information.