The IU School of Medicine offers many different internal opportunities for postdocs to receive recognition during their service as a postdoc, or provide recognition to others who have made their training experience here successful. Below are some of the opportunities regularly available to IU School of Medicine postdocs.
grants are available to IU School of Medicine postdoctoral trainees who
are designated in the IUIE system as a postdoctoral trainee (AC1 or FLP
designation). Postdoctoral trainees who DO NOT qualify for this award
include those with Research Associate, Visiting Scholar, Assistant
Research Professor titles and any other postdoctoral designation not
identified above. Prior awardees from the previous award cycle (Nov,
April) are also prohibited from applying for the next years’ award cycle
To apply, interested applicants must submit a completed Application Form.
Contact information for the applicant as well as his/ her mentor and
HR/Departmental Administrator is required. Applicants must also submit a
scientific abstract, a lay abstract, a significance statement,
conference details—all signed with the applicant’s digital signature. A
scanned and submitted Faculty Mentor Acknowledgement Form must include all necessary signatures.
Applications to cover a conference to be attended between December 1 and May 31 must be submitted by the November 25 by 11:59 pm EST. Applications to cover a conference to be attended between June 1, and November 3 must be submitted by the first Monday in May, at 11:59 pm EST.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs annually sponsors the Outstanding Postdoc Award. This award is
designed to recognize and honor the achievements of IUSM postdocs, not
only as exceptional researchers, but also as mentors, role models and
advocates for fellow postdocs and students at IUSM.
Criteria for Award
Eligibility for Award
Nominees will be evaluated by a panel of faculty and administrators based upon each's nominee's strengths in research, teaching, outreach, mentoring, and service. Awards will open late June/early July and close on the fourth Friday of August each year. Please contact the OPA at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs annually sponsors the Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award. This award is
designed to recognize and honor outstanding IUSM postdoc faculty
mentors, who serve as excellent examples of researchers as well as
mentors, role models and advocates for postdocs at the IUSM. The
Outstanding Postdoc Mentor serves as an example throughout the
university by helping to promote a culture of positive mentorship at
Nominees will be evaluated by a panel of postdocs and Graduate Division team members. Applications will be judged based on the nominator's description of why a person is an outstanding postdoc mentor, including how the faculty mentor has supported, encouraged, and promoted your professional and personal development at the School. Please contact the OPA at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.