UNL Postdoc Travel Grant

The Office of Postdoctoral Studies has established a travel fund with the University of Nebraska Foundation to help UNL postdoctoral scholars present their research at academic or professional conferences, or participate in select professional development opportunities.

Next Committee Meeting:September 11, 2018

Apps for travel November 1, 2018–November 1, 2019 will be considered at this meeting.

Apply for Funding (UNL postdocs only)

About the Program

  • Provides assistance only when financial support is not available through a research grant, department, college, or center resources.
  • Supports domestic and international travel to present UNL research (oral or poster) at an academic or professional conference.
  • Award amounts of up to $750 are based on the following:
    1. Verified financial need
    2. Availability of Program funds
    3. Completeness of application packet (see Application Process)


Current UNL postdocs (see application for definition) are eligible to apply. Additionally, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Fewer than 5 years of service at UNL (not counting time as a grad student)
  • No previous travel awards received from this Program in the last year
  • Have submitted, OR intend to submit, an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at a professional conference
  • Via the application materials, demonstrate that financial support from other sources is either unavailable or insufficient to cover travel expenses.

Application Process

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for travel up to one year in the future. Applications will be considered on the second Tuesday of each month.

Applications for travel already completed will not be considered. You'll need to submit your travel grant application at least 6 weeks before you plan to travel!

  1. Create an application packet:

    a. Postdoc Travel Grant Application Form
    b. Pre-Trip Authorization Request Form (available at UNL Travel)

  2. Send us four copies of your application packet (details on form).
  3. Email your abstract acceptance letter to postdoc@unl.edu as soon as you receive it. You do not need to send your abstract acceptance with your original application.
Grant recipients will be reimbursed for approved travel expenses. Grants are non-transferable. See application form for full details.

Provide FundingMake a Tax-deductible Donation

  1. Visit the University of Nebraska Foundation website.
  2. Search funds for "post-doctoral"
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  3. Click Give Now and enter donation information.

Our goal is to establish the postdoc travel grant program as a permanent endowment. Please help us raise awareness for this giving opportunity.

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