Tulane's Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) awards a limited number of travel grants for postdoctoral fellows to present at professional conferences. All postdoctoral fellows based at Tulane are eligible to apply; fellows are eligible for one award per semester.
Grants are a maximum of $500 for domestic travel and $1000 for international travel.
Preference is given to applicants presenting a paper, but those presenting posters or participating as a discussant at a conference, biennale or arts festival may also apply.
Requests for funds must be received before travel is initiated. Eligible travel costs include airfare, conference registration, hotel, meals, local transportation expenses (parking, taxi, rental car, train pass etc.). Airfare must be booked through the Concur Travel Module.
Applications are accepted three times per year, and the dates for the 2016-17 Academic Year are:
Applications should be submitted in PDF format via e-mail to OGPS (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5:00 p.m. on the due date. Awards will be announced by e-mail approximately two weeks after the deadline.
Note that an application should be submitted by the appropriate deadline even if acceptance notification is pending. In this case, OGPS can make a conditional grant contingent upon receipt of notification. If the paper/poster is not accepted, the grant will be withdrawn.
Applications are reviewed using the following criteria:
Event Visibility & Impact - 50%
Has the paper or poster been accepted at the event, or is the applicant serving as a discussant?
What is the significance or professional impact of this event
Professional Development - 25%
Has the postdoc ever presented at a national or international event before?
How will this event benefit the postdoc's professional development?
What is the likelihood that this event will benefit the postdoc's research?
Budget - 25%
Are the estimated expenses reasonable?
Are matching funds available?
Travel grants are disbursed on a reimbursement basis to the awardee. Keep all receipts from your trip and submit them to OGPS within two weeks of completing travel.
Meal receipts must be itemized; credit card receipts for meals are not sufficient. If OGPS is paying for your airfare, submit your boarding passes and your flight itinerary. If OGPS is not paying for your airfare, submit your flight itinerary as proof of travel. OGPS grants do not cover travel insurance or the purchase of alcohol, whether consumed with a meal or not.
Submit receipts to OGPS (email@example.com; 200 Gibson Hall.)