Postdoctoral Professional Development Small Grants Program

Purpose 

To assist UMass Amherst postdoctoral researchers in their pursuit of professional development opportunities, the Graduate School is offering a new small grants program. Postdoctoral researchers may request up to $500 to support professional development activities above and beyond the normal engagement in research. Examples of allowed activities include attendance at a summer teaching institute, adding an extra day to a disciplinary meeting in order to attend an affiliated professional development workshop, or attending other career development events. Applicants may not request support for salary, research supplies, general attendance at disciplinary meetings, travel to study sites, visits to collaborators, or other costs incurred in the normal course of research.