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Office of Postdoctoral Education

Annual Awards

Excellence in Science Award

The Office of Postdoctoral Education and the Postdoctoral Advisory Committee initiated this award in 2010. The award recipient will receive recognition and a $1,000 prize (to spend at their discretion).


Past Recipients of the Excellence in Science Award

  • 2017 - Daniel Bretl
  • 2016 - Pui Kei Wu
  • 2015 - Louise Evans
  • 2014 - Jeremy Wood
  • 2013 - Brian Hoffman

Excellence in Science Award Application (DOCX)  Due Date: November 16, 2018

MCW/BRI Postdoctoral Travel Award

Awardees will be determined through a blinded peer review process. Ten awards will be made each year divided into 2 review cycles. Reimbursement of travel expenses up to $750 will be provided in accordance with MCW Travel Policy.

  • Who should apply
  • Conference attendance
  • Travel for career development
  • Learn a new technique, skill or line of research
  • Network
  • Visit someone to learn more about their career-shadow
  • Course participation

Deadline March 2, 2018, 4:00 pm

Postdoctoral Travel Award Judging Criteria (PDF)
Postdoctoral Travel Award Application (DOCX)

Past Recipients of the Travel Award

Spring 2018

  • Rose Wesche
  • Trung Bao Le
  • Roman Stavniichuk
  • Salvatore Molino
  • Michael Mashock
  • Sherilynn Chan
  • Sunil Kandel
  • Xiaoqing Pan
  • Bandana Singh
  • Emily Siebers
  • Guillermo Urrutia

Fall 2017

  • Deepak Parashar
  • Gayatri Fnu
  • Steven Henle
  • Mei Yu
  • Sara B. Pillay
  • Daniel Bretl
  • Tamjid Chowdhury
  • David E. Payne
  • Gang Xin

Spring 2017

  • Emily J. Patterson
  • Gary C. Mouradian
  • Gregory Blass
  • Joseph B. Fisher
  • Mark Begonia
  • Namrata Tomar
  • Nathan J. Schuld
  • Pan Pan
  • Wenquan Hu

Fall 2016

  • Sushma Kommineni
  • Liesl Nydegger
  • Justine Abais Battad
  • Jarett Roseberry
  • Ensaf Alhujaily
  • Clarissa Muere
  • Alyssa Moroi

Edward J. Lennon MD Outstanding Female Postdoctoral Researcher Award

  • One female postdoc, per year, will be recognized as the recipient of this award and receive recognition plus a monetary award of $1000 (to be spent on research)
  • Applicants must also be nominated by your PI with a letter of support
  • Award must be present at the Women in Science Awards luncheon.

Applications due by 5:00 pm on August 18.

Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher Award application form (DOCX)

Past recipients of the Edward J. Lennon, MD Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher Award

2018 - Megan Slaker | Pharmacology and Toxicology
2017 - Pan Pan | Medicine
2017 - Karima Ait-Aissa | Medicine
2016 - Stephanie Cossette| Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology
2016 - Justine Abais-Battad | Department of Physiology
2015 - Sushma Kommineni | Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
2014 - Dasha Ilatovskaya, PhD | Department of Physiology
2013 - Savitha Sethumadhavan, PhD | Department of Biophysics
2012 - Anne Diers-Dranka, PhD | Department of Biophysics
2011 - Alison Kriegel, PhD | Department of Physiology