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 to claim the award.

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.

Dates and Deadlines for 2022

Award Cycle

Application Deadline

Conference Dates

Award Notice Date

Winter 2022

January 31st, 2022

April 1st – June 30th, 2022

February 2022

Spring 2022

April 30th, 2022

July 1st – September 30th, 2022

May 2022

Summer 2022

July 31st, 2022

October 1st – December 31st, 2022

August 2022

Fall 2022

October 31st, 2022

January 1st – March 31st, 2023

November 2022


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