MU Postdoctoral Association (MUPA)
MUPA’s mission is to foster professional development and social interaction to provide community and a collective voice; and to liaison between postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and administration.
MUPA Board Members
MUPA Bill of Rights
The MU Postdoctoral Association created a Bill of Rights to outline how the condition of Postdoctoral Fellows can be maintained and improved.
MU Postdoctoral Association’s Travel Grant Application
MUPA Travel Awards – Call for Applications
Every year the MU Postdoctoral Association allocates special funds to help support postdoc attendance at conferences during their time at MU. We strongly encourage all postdocs to apply for this award. Post-docs may receive up to $300 towards costs, limited to registration fees, lodging, poster printing, and childcare (please see note below), for any Meeting/Conference and/or training program taking place within the specified funding period to be considered for that funding round. We particularly encourage postdocs who have not yet received an award from MU Postdoctoral Association, as well as those who are presenting work done whilst at Mizzou.
Travel Award funding cycle:
The MU Postdoctoral Association Travel Award follows a three-round funding cycle per year. The application deadlines for each funding round are described below:
- Fall: Deadline November 1st
- Conference/training attended from September 1st to December 31st
- Spring: Deadline March 1st
- Conference/training attended from January 1st to April 30th
- Summer: Deadline July 1st
- Conference/training attended from May 1st to August 31st
Only conferences attended in the specified date range for each funding round are eligible for the award. Travel award applications may be awarded only once per funding cycle, per person, for a meeting/conference/training program and are to cover only the costs of registration, lodging, poster printing, and/or childcare expenses.
If you wish to apply, please review the Travel Award Instructions, complete the application package, and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: There is now an option to apply the travel grant award towards childcare expenses incurred while attending a meeting/conference.
National Postdoc Appreciation Week
September 18th – 23rd 2022
Winners of the STEAM Art and Abstract Competition
Name: Johana Goyes Vallejos
Department: Biological Science
Title: Caring moms?
Name: Ming Yang
Title: Delivery systems combat drawbacks of cancer immunotherapy
Name: Kimberly Davenport
Department: Animal Science
Title: Characterization of the transcriptome of cell populations in the bovine placenta
Sunday, Sept. 18th, 2:00-5:00 pm
NPAW Kickoff Family Picnic
Happy Hollows Shelter at Stephen’s Lake Park
Columbia, MO 65201
Monday, Sept. 19th, 1:00-2:00pm
Employee Assistant Program Services
by James Hunter, Director, EAP
Zoom Meeting ID: 998 1140 8163
Tuesday, Sept. 20th, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
by Meredith Schmitz, Diversity & Outreach Coordinator, College of Education & Human Development
Zoom Meeting ID: 938 8181 6914
Wednesday, Sept. 21st, 7:00-8:00 pm
Trivia Night at International Tap House
308 S. 9th St. Columbia, MO 65201
Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Introduction to Writing a Teaching Statement
by Dr. Lydia Bentley, Associate Director of Teaching for Learning Center
Zoom Meeting ID: 910 9243 6998
Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 2:00-3:00 pm
Are You Ready Today: Keep Your CV and Cover Letter Ready!
by Dr. Valli Sarveswaran, Director of Postdoctoral Education
Zoom Meeting ID: 933 0200 7812
Friday, Sept. 23rd, 5:00-7:00 pm
Postdoc Social Logboat Brewery Yard
504 Fay St., Columbia MO 65201