Postdoctoral Independent Research Award (PIRA)

The Office of Postdoctoral Services, in collaboration with the VCU Postdoc Association, has established a grant program to provide VCU postdocs an opportunity to pursue independent lines of scientific inquiry. The goal is to assist postdocs in establishing themselves as independent researchers.

Applications are due August 1. Awardees will be announced during National Postdoc Appreciation Week in mid-September. 2-4 grants of $5,000 each will be awarded each year.

To be eligible for this research grant program you must meet the following three requirements:

  1. Your initial appointment as a postdoc at VCU must be prior to September 16 of the previous year.
  2. The Office of Postdoctoral Services must have verification that you have completed an approved Responsible Conduct of Research course within the last 4 years.
  3. You have not previously received one of these postdoctoral independent research awards.

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