Awards

Postdoctoral Trainee Research Award
Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentorship Award
Postdoctoral Trainee Service Award 
International Postdoctoral Travel Award
Postdoctoral Travel Award for US Citizens and Permanent Residents

Postdoctoral Trainee Research Award

This award will be presented annually to four postdoctoral trainees at Wayne State University who have shown outstanding promise in scientific research. Each award comprises an award certificate and $250 to the recipient.

Process: Postdoctoral trainees who have been at Wayne State University for no longer than five calendar years as of the submission of the application are welcome to self-nominate. Nominations from others are also accepted.

Application opens: October 1, 2019

Application closes: January 15, 2020

Award Presentation: March 3, 2020, at the Annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium.

Required Documents:
1) Cover letter including submission date, name of applicant, name of mentor, and home department, college or school.
2) Personal statement, not to exceed two pages, summarizing the applicant's contributions to their field of specialty. The focus should be on the postdoctoral period. The application review committee will keep in mind that postdoctoral trainees at different stages of their training will have different degrees of accomplishments and will weigh these specifics accordingly.
3) Postdoctoral trainee's CV.

Trainee Research Award application

Application limitations: Each postdoctoral trainee can receive only one such award during their tenure at Wayne State. There are no limits to how many times each person can apply, as long as they have not been presented with this award before.

Application review: A committee consisting of Wayne State faculty from various fields of science will review each application and select the recipients.

2019 Postdoctoral Awards recipients 

 

Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentorship Award

This award will be presented annually to four mentors at Wayne State University who have an excellent record in mentoring postddoctoral trainees. Each award comprises an award certificate and $200 to the recipient.

Process: Nominations are required. (Self-nominations will not be accepted.) The nominee must be faculty member (tenure- or research-track) at Wayne State as of the submission date of the nomination. Mentorship need not have occurred only in the laboratory/academic setting; nominations for faculty members at Wayne State who have mentored postdoctoral trainees outside of their direct supervision are welcome.

Application opens: October 1, 2019

Application closes: January 15, 2020

Award Presentation: March 3, 2020, at the annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium.

Required Documents: 
1) Cover letter, including submission date, name of mentor, name of nominator(s), and home department, college or school.
2) Nomination letter, not to exceed three pages, detailing the postdoctoral mentorship record of the mentor.
3) Mentor's CV.

Mentorship Award application 

Application limitations: Each mentor can receive this award only once every four calendar years. There are no limits to how many times each person can be nominated, as long as this award has not been presented to the mentor more than once every four years.

Application review: A committee consisting of faculty from Wayne State University will review each application and select the recipients.

2019 Postdoctoral Awards recipients 

 

Postdoctoral Trainee Service Award 

This award will be presented annually to two postdoctoral trainees at Wayne State University who have provided exceptional service to Wayne State and the surrounding community. The award comprises an Award Certificate and $250 to the recipient.

Process: Postdoctoral trainees who have been at Wayne State University for no longer than five calendar years are welcome to self-nominate. Nominations from others are also accepted.

Application opens: October 1, 2019

Application closes: January 15, 2020

Award presentation: March 3, 2020, at the annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium.

Required Documents: 
1) Cover letter including submission date, name of applicant, name of mentor, and home department, college or school.
2) Personal statement, not to exceed two pages, summarizing the applicant's contributions to Wayne State and the surrounding community. The focus of the letter should be on the post-doctoral period. The application review committee will keep in mind that post-doctoral trainees at different stages of their training will have different degrees of accomplishments and will weigh these specifics accordingly.
3) Postdoctoral trainee's CV.

Trainee Service Award application 

Application limitations: Each postdoctoral trainee can receive only one such award during their tenure at Wayne State. There are no limits to how many times each person can apply, as long as they have not been presented with this Award before.

Application review: A committee comprising faculty from Wayne State University will review each application and select the recipients.

2019 Postdoctoral Awards recipients

 

International Postdoctoral Travel Award 

This award will be presented to five international postdoctoral trainees who have shown outstanding promise in scientific research and are seeking to travel to a scientific conference that will further their research development and networking abilities. Each awardee will receive up to $1,000 toward travel and room and board at the conference/meeting.

Process: postdoctoral trainees who have been at Wayne State University for no longer than five calendar years are invited to submit an application, detailed below.

Due Date: July 19, 2019 before 5 p.m. 

Award Announcement: August 16, 2019 by email to the awardee and mentor. 

Eligibility:

  • Your official title at Wayne State must be postdoctoral fellow or scholar, research associate or research scientist at the time of submission.
  • You must not have been in this position for more than five years at time of submission.
  • You will be presenting a poster or talk at the intended meeting.
  • You are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • The scientific meeting or conference will take place before December 31, 2019. 

Applicationhttps://forms.wayne.edu/5ced3def88dd2

Application review: A committee will review each application and select the recipients.

Disbursement: The funds, not to exceed $1,000, will be disbursed after the conclusion of the meeting. Required documentation for final disbursement must include travel, hotel and/or meal bills and receipts, conference agenda and copy of the accepted abstract from the awardee. Details will provided once the funds are awarded.

 

Postdoctoral Travel Award for US Citizens and Permanent Residents 

This award will be presented to five postdoctoral trainees who have shown outstanding promise in scientific research and are seeking to travel to a scientific conference that will further their research development and networking abilities. Each awardee will receive up to $1,000 toward travel and room and board at the conference/meeting.

Process: postdoctoral trainees who have been at Wayne State University for no longer than five calendar years are invited to submit an application, detailed below.

Due Date: September 2, 2019 5 p.m. 

Award Announcement: September 30, 2019 by email to the awardee and mentor. 

Eligibility:

  • Your official title at Wayne State must be postdoctoral fellow or scholar, research associate or research scientist at the time of submission.
  • You must not have been in this position for more than five years at time of submission.
  • You will be presenting a poster or talk at the intended meeting.
  • You are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • The scientific meeting or conference will take place before December 31, 2019. 

Applicationhttps://forms.wayne.edu/5d0253df81b3a

Application review: A committee will review each application and select the recipients.

Disbursement: The funds, not to exceed $1,000, will be disbursed after the conclusion of the meeting. Required documentation for final disbursement must include travel, hotel and/or meal bills and receipts, conference agenda and copy of the accepted abstract from the awardee. Details will provided once the funds are awarded.

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