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Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering

Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Funds

K-State ADVANCE program awards up to $500 to a postdoctoral researcher from an eligible department from one of six STEM colleges to cover expenses associated with presentation at a conference. The funds may be used for travel expenses. 

Fall 2021 Materials Below!


Applications Due: October 31, 2021

Travel Dates for Conferences: January 2022 - December 2022

RFP Fall 2021 (PDF)

Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Fund Application (doc)

Eligible Departments (PDF) 

Postdoctoral Travel Rubric (PDF)

Sample Application 1 (PDF)

Sample Application 2(PDF)

List of Previous Awardees  


For Awardees: 

The following two forms are to be completed and submitted electronically per the forms' instructions no later than one month after the conference occurs. 

Postdoctoral Travel Award Report Form (doc)

This report form should be completed to satisfy part of the award requirements. 

Postdoctoral Travel Award Remittance Form (doc) 

This remittance form should be completed to request conference reimbursements.


Award Application Time Frame

September 2021 - call for applications on ADVANCE listserv 

October 31, 2021 - application materials due per online application specifications

November/December 2021 - review of applications by KAWSE Postdoctoral Travel Fund Screening Committee

December 2021 - notification to applicants of decision

January 2022 – public announcement of KAWSE Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Fund Award

September 2022 – honoree(s) recognized at KAWSE’s Women’s Recognition Ceremony


Awardee Career Chat Time Frame*

Spring 2022 or Fall 2022

*Postdoc Awardee & KAWSE Program Coordinator collaborate to offer this event