The MU Office of Postdoctoral Education Research Grant Program is intended to support MU postdoctoral scholars in developing their independent research program. The grant awards help defray costs of conducting a clearly defined research project that is not financially supported by other grants, faculty members, or their department/division. The research project should be led by the postdoctoral scholar and represent a contribution to their independent research program.
Upcoming Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, by 5:00 PM CT
To learn more about the grant application process, please read the MU Postdoctoral Research Grant Guidelines
Application cover sheet: MU-Postdoctoral-Research-Grant-COVER-SHEET
The newly established Postdoctoral Awards recognize the contributions of postdoctoral scholars and their demonstration of excellence in the areas of teaching and research at the University of Missouri. The awards are open to postdoctoral scholars in all disciplines.
Nominees for these awards must currently be a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri, Columbia campus and have held the position as a postdoc for at least one semester prior to the nomination. Self-nominations are encouraged.
Postdoctoral award winners will be recognized at the Awards Banquet hosted by the Graduate School in April. The awards will consist of an honorarium of $500 to $1,000 (depending on the number of awardees). The awards will be administered by the MU Postdoctoral Association (MUPA) with support from the Office of Postdoctoral Education. Funding for the award is provided by the Graduate School.
Nomination requirements for both postdoctoral awards, including eligibility and criteria, can be found in the attached call. The fillable nomination form is also attached below.
Send nominations and materials as a single PDF to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Nominations are due by 5 PM (Central Time) on February 15th each year. If the 15th of February falls on a weekend, then the due date is the following Monday.
View the current award guidelines here: MU-Postdoctoral-Awards-Call
Download the nomination form here: Fillable Nomination Form Postdoctoral Awards
This award represents an appreciation for an individual who has demonstrated either a profound, sustained, or leadership contribution to improving the postdoctoral experience.
The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to improving the postdoctoral experience through:
The nomination must be made by a postdoctoral scholar (anyone who is currently a postdoc or within 5 years of completing their postdoctoral training). The nomination packet should be saved as a single pdf file labeled with the nominee’s name. It should include the following documents, saved in the following order:
The MU Graduate School has paid for institutional membership with the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). This means all of Mizzou’s postdocs are entitled to free affiliate (individual-level) membership to NPA. In doing this, we join a long list of other prestigious universities who are also members of NPA. Here’s a list of their individual member benefits:
To obtain your free membership, click the image below! Once on their webpage, select “Affiliate Individual Member, Postdoc” as your membership type. Create a username and enter your first and last name. Next, you will be prompted to confirm your membership type. Lastly, complete the demographic information, and enter the University of Missouri as your organization. It is as simple as that!