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NPAW 2020: Sept 21 - 25thth more information to follow




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2020 Distinguished Postdoctoral Award

2020 Distinguished Postdoctoral Award nominations closes June 30th.Please email for questions.

The Distinguished Postdoc will be announced soon!

Travel Award

In an effort to enhance the professional development of postdocs on campus, the Clemson University Post Doctoral Association (CUPDA) is pleased to announce the availability of travel awards,

You can find the Post Doc Travel Award application by clicking here

These funds are only intended to assist postdocs with travel expenses to conferences where research will be presented. An award of $300 will be given per semester to postdocs who meet the listed criteria while funding is available, current funding per semester is $1,800.

  • Applicants must be accepted to present an oral or poster presentation at a conference and must be the 1st author on the abstract
  • The research presented must have been performed at Clemson University and the travel award applicant must have been employed by Clemson University at the time the research was conducted
  • The applicant must be a current postdoc at Clemson University
  • Applicants can only receive one award for the duration of their postdoc appointment
Permitted Costs
  • Travel costs
  • Accomodation expenses
  • Conference registration fees
  • Meals
Application Procedures
  • A completed CUPDA Travel Award application form.
  • A copy of the abstract submitted to the conference
  • A brief summary of why the conference is important to you to attend/why the funding from the travel award would benefit you
  • A copy of the acceptance letter/proof that the postdoc will be presenting at the conference

Application opens

Application closes

Reviews Due Announcements

Receipts Due

Spring Jan 1 May 30 As they are submitted September on NPAW June 15th or After conference
Fall June 1 Dec 30 As they are submitted September on NPAW Dec 15th or After conference
After travel has been completed, send your recipts to CUPDA at;for reimbursement.