NOTE THAT THE BPA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD HAS CHANGED TO BE A LARGER MAXIMUM AWARD AND HAS QUARTERLY DEADLINES
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 $1250 and may be used to cover costs associated with attending a meeting related to professional development or research. 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 and the BPA by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com 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. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified in within 2-4 weeks if they received an award.
Award Payment Procedure
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 and will be awarded 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. Per UC policy, expense reports must be submitted within 45 days after the end of the trip. When a trip lasts more than 90 days, a quarterly report is required. Payments of reimbursement requests submitted after 45 days may be reported as taxable income or may not be paid at all, considering the circumstances and funding sources. A trip expense report must be submitted even if no reimbursement is due to the traveler (i.e., when the only expense is direct billed airfare).