The Berkeley Postdoctoral Association (BPA) is pleased to offer the BPA Professional Development Award for postdocs at UC Berkeley. This is a one-time award of up to $500 and may be used to cover costs associated with presenting at a scientific or professional meeting. The Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) Program will administer funds, and the total number of awards per year is based on the availability of funds.
The completed application form should be submitted to the VSPA Program office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “BPA Professional Development Award Application”. All application materials must be combined into a single PDF file. Photographs of application materials will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified in within 3-4 weeks if they received an award.
Recipients will be expected to comply with all applicable University policies involving the use of their Travel Award funds. Funds may be used only for the specific conference approved. Funds will be awarded upon completion of the postdoc’s travel, after receipts have been submitted. Receipts for expenditures must be original and itemized. Purchases made that are not allowable under the terms of the travel award will not be reimbursed.