SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY FEBRUARY 24, 2014
The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is offering 5 awards of $400 each to assist postdoctoral scholars in pursuing career development opportunities beneficial to the career goals of each individual postdoc. This award could be used to pay for conference registration, cover the cost of travel to courses or conferences, help pay for tuition for courses, or registration for a seminar, just to name a few examples.
This award is targeting all members of the University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Association (postdoctoral associates (job code 9546), postdoctoral fellows (job code 9560), and research associates (job code 9702)) who are looking at additional career development opportunities for academic, industry, or other careers.
To apply please send a two-page Letter of Application detailing your career goals and your proposal along with a two-page version of your curriculum vitae to email@example.com.
In your Letter of Application (two-page max):
1. clearly state your career goals
2. clearly define the conference, course, seminar, etc., that your are requesting funds for, including dates of the specific course to be taken or specific conference to attend
3. provide a clear and detailed budget proposal, including a table detailing the costs, and
4. clearly justify how you would use this award, and detail how this will help you in pursuing your specific career goals.
The description of these 4 criteria to be included in your 2-page Letter of Application will be the basis for the scoring metric in selection of these awards, as evaluated by the PDA's panel of postdocs and faculty. Please note that your 2-page curriculum vitae of past accomplishments will not be scored, but will be used by reviewers a reference to help evaluate your Letter of Application in the context of your future plans in your discipline.
For questions regarding this scholarship email firstname.lastname@example.org.