Awards & Fellowships

The Office of Postdoctoral Education presents several major annual awards. The Excellence in Research Award is open to all UNMC postdoctoral scholars and recognizes exceptional research achievement. The Pathway to Independence Award is presented to a postdoctoral scholar in their first three years at UNMC  and have demonstrated substantial progress toward an independent career. This is our most prestigious award and is only given in the case of a truly exceptional candidate. 

The Department also provides travel fellowships to present at conferences when they would otherwise be unable and recognizes successful mentoring as well.