Click on the "Apply Now" button and enter your university login credentials. These are required to enter the application portal. 

Application Opens

The application portal will open on May 15, 2024.

We hold 3 application cycles per year: May-June, September-October, and January-February. 




The application portal will close at 11:59PM Mountain Time on June 15, 2024.



Postdocs can apply for up to $750 for professional development activities (e.g. travel, registration fees, workshops) occurring between  July 1, 2024 - October 31, 2024.

Travel Guidelines

COVID-19 guidelines are subject to change frequently. It is the responsibility of the traveler to know the restrictions and protocols in place at the time of their event. Please check at:

All domestic and international travel must be approved prior to booking a trip via Concur Request at

No Outside Internet Airfare Bookings. All University-related travel must be booked either online through Concur Travel and Expense System or through a travel agent with CBT.

Currently, the PDA-PDA can be used towards reimbursement for professional development activity-related expenses (e.g., travel, workshop/conference/training registration fees). If you are not sure whether your intended conference or workshop qualifies for the PDA-PDA, please contact the Award Committee at Currently, childcare expenses are not eligible to be used with this award.

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