Apply for a PSA Travel Grant 

The PSA Travel Grant is a $400 award (contingent on continued funding) for current UC Davis postdoctoral scholars who need financial assistance to present their work at conferences. Postdoctoral scholars with full support to travel to conferences may apply; however, priority is given to applicants with limited or no funding. Up to 20 awards are available per year, funding is given as a reimbursement, post-conference. Abstract submission, as well as verification and receipt of conference attendance, are required within 45 days of conference attendance to claim the award.

The Winter 2023 cycle is open for applications!

Apply here by January 31st:

All applications require a letter of support from your PI which should be sent directly to 

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Appointment Status. Postdoctoral Scholars must have an appointment at UC Davis
    (Title codes: 3252, 3253, 3254, 3240, 3370)
  • Financial Need. Priority is given to applicants who have partial or no financial support from the department or principal investigator.
  • Need for Career and Professional Development. The need of the scholar for career and professional development will be considered if attendance will significantly enhance this aspect of their career.
  • Merit of the Individual. The scholar’s research background, including publications, grant awards, honors, and education will be considered when determining awards.

Applications are judged by previous awardees. It is a requirement to judge the next cycle's applications in order to receive reimbursement.

Dates and Deadlines for 2022/2023

Award Cycle

Application Deadline

Conference Dates

Award Notice Date

Fall 2022

November 7th, 2022

December 1st 2022 May 31st 2023

December 2022

Winter 2023

January 31st, 2023

March 1st – August 31st 2023

End February 2023

Spring 2023

April 30th, 2023

June 1st – November 30th 2023

End May 2023

Summer 2023

July 31st, 2023

September 1st 2023 – February 29th 2024

End August 2023

*Please contact Charlotte Smith, Ph.D. at for more information.