Travel Grants

Stony Brook Postdoc Travel Awards

The Postdoc Travel Award reimburses travel costs associated with national or international scientific or professional conferences or meetings, up to a maximum of $1,500. Funds are awarded based on the significance of the conference to the postdoc’s career and require that the postdoc present results at the event. Funds must be used for travel expenses that cannot be supported by departmental resources, the postdoctoral supervisor's budget, or other sources of support, and the postdoc’s supervisor must verify by signature that the supervisor and the department are unable to provide funding for the travel requested. Funds are awarded based on the application and budget submitted. Travel funds will be administered by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and are subject to the availability of funds

Deadline: You may apply at any time, but it must be at least ONE FULL MONTH before travel takes place. The Travel Award cannot be granted for travel that has already been completed.

Eligibility: A postdoc may receive only one award during his/her appointment at SBU. Applicants must be employed in the title of Postdoc Associate, Sr. Postdoc Associate or Postdoc Fellow in order to be eligible. If the postdoc is employed under another title, the postdoctoral supervisor must certify on the application form that the applicant is considered a postdoc.

For complete instructions and an application form, please download the form here.

Relevant Links:

SBU Postdoc Travel Award Application and Instructions

Stony Brook Travel Form

Rental Car Guidelines

Electronic Foreign Travel Request System (eFTR)


Burroughs Wellcome Fund
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund invites applications for its Collaborative Research Travel Grants program to support travel by researchers to a laboratory to acquire a new research technique, to facilitate a collaboration, or to attend a laboratory/lecture course. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or be studying for a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics or engineering and be interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences. Biologists interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians or computer scientists also are eligible to apply. Multiple awards of up to $15,000 are anticipated. Eligibility is restricted to individuals at institutions of higher education. Deadline: December 1. More information is available at:


NPA Annual Meeting

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) offers travel awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend their Annual Meetings, which take place every year in March. The awards cover registration, lodging, and travel expenses, up to the limit of the award. Award amounts will vary, but the maximum amount awarded will be $1,000. Awards are competitively allocated and limited to one per institution. The number of awards granted will depend on the estimated cost of each application, matching funds available, and the amount of funds raised by the NPA.

Deadline for Submission: Mid December




NYAS Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

The New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists acknowledge and celebrate the excellence of the most noteworthy young scientists and engineers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The regional competition recognize outstanding postdoctoral-rank researchers who work in disciplines in the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering with unrestricted financial prizes for both finalists and awardees. See Blavatnik Awards for more information.

Stony Brook University is invited to nominate its outstanding postdocs for this award each year.  

2014 Blavatnik Competition Guidelines

2014 Blavatnik FAQ for Stony Brook Postdocs

**Submission period typically December 1-January 31 of each  year**


Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation

The Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation recognizes and honors excellence in biomedical science conducted by graduate students and postdocs with a top prize of $50,000. Applicants must submit a two-page proposal on their "dream" research idea, with CV and 2-3 representative publications. Applicants are strongly encouraged to think big and outside the box as reviewers want to see "dream" thinking if resources and technology were no limitation. 

Prize: One graduate student and one post-doctoral fellow will be selected to receive the Regeneron Prize for Outstanding Research each year.  Each prize will include a check for $50,000.  In addition, prize winners will receive a $5,000 donation to their home institution to help support their seminar series.  Semi-finalists and finalists for each prize will be awarded $5,000 (approximately 8-10 applicants for each prize will be selected for this distinction).

How to Apply: Application materials are due to the SBU nominating committee by Friday, December 12, 2014. Applications should be sent via e-mail to IREP Director Kathleen Flint Ehm at irep

Required Application Materials:

  • The candidate's CV
  • 2-3 PDFs of representative publications by the candidate
  • The two-page research proposal (single-spaced) on a “dream” project: See Proposal Guidelines.

2015 Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation Overview

2015 Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation Proposal Guidelines

Room 2438, Computer Science Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4433 Phone: 631.632.7531 Fax: 631.632.7243
Login to Edit