The Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association (OPA) grants up to five postdoc professional development awards per year.
Applicants must prepare a description of a proposed professional development experience and explanation of need, a line-item budget and budget justification, and one professional letter of reference. Professional development may include support to travel to a professional conference or workshop, support to mentor an undergraduate or graduate student, or support for other training in another location, etc.
Preference is given to applicants wishing to extend their training beyond simply presenting a poster or short talk at a professional meeting. The expenses described must be incurred within one calendar year of the award.