VCU Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

PDA Listserv

The VCU Postdoctoral Association has a listserv for informing postdocs about PDA programs and activities. If you are not yet enrolled in the PDA listserv (or are unsure if you are enrolled), please email

NOTE: this listserv is separate from the listserv managed by the Office of Postdoctoral Services. To stay informed, you should be enrolled in both listservs.

PDA Travel Awards Program

The Postdoctoral Association of Virginia Commonwealth University offers need-based travel awards in the amount of $700 to select individuals in order to help defray meeting travel expenses. 2-3 awards are offered each term (Fall, Spring, Summer).

Calls for proposals are sent to VCU postdocs through the PDA listserv.

To be eligible for an award, the presenter must have an abstract accepted to a national or international meeting. Either poster or oral presentation format is eligible for the award.

To apply for an award requires submission of a PDF file containing the following:

  1. The abstract title, abstract and author names
  2. Proof of acceptance of the abstract to a scientific meeting
  3. A letter identifying why you need this award

Questions about the travel program can be directed to