VCU Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

PDA Listserv

Stay up to date with the PDA via the Listserv. Please email to enroll.

PDA Events Calendar

PDA Travel Awards Program

The PDA at VCU offers need-based travel awards in the amount of $700 dollars to select individuals in order to help defray meeting travel expenses 4 awards are offered in the Spring and Fall semesters, and 3 awards are offered in the Summer.

How to Apply

  1. Sign up for the PDA listserv and/or follow us on twitter @VCU_PDA.
  2. Watch for the call for awards announcement.
  3. Submit the abstract title, abstract, and author names along with proof of submission of abstract to the meeting. Then include a letter identifying why you need this award.
  4. Additional instructions are included in the call of awards announcement and any questions can be directed to

Postdoctoral Recognition Program

Want the PDA to tweet out about your newly published paper? Did you just receive a F32 or K99? How about a pat on the back for that presentation at that awesome conference? We would like to highlight the accomplishments of our postdoctoral fellows at VCU. Please email us at with a few sentences about your accomplishment (or a postdoc that you think needs recognition) and we will contact you, so that we can recognize our amazing postdoctoral fellows over social media.