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 2022 Materials Below!


Applications Due: October 31, 2022

Travel Dates for Conferences: January 2023 - December 2023

Postdoctoral Travel RFP 2022 (doc)

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 - call for applications on ADVANCE listserv

October 31 - application materials due per online application specifications

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

December - notification to applicants of decision

January – public announcement of KAWSE Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Fund Award

September of following year – honoree(s) recognized at KAWSE’s Women’s Recognition Ceremony


Awardee Career Chat Time Frame*

Spring or fall semester immediately following the semester applications are accepted/award is given

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