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The Helena Anna Henzl-Gabor Young Women in Science Fund for Postdoctoral Scholars Travel Grant

Important Dates

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Application Materials

***COVID19 UPDATE: As the award is a travel award, it is being put on hold until the pandemic is resolved. Please check back from time to time for updates.*** The Helena Anna Henzl-Gabor Young Women in Science Fund for Postdoctoral Scholars Travel Grant is open to current Stanford postdocs in the School of Medicine or the School of Humanities & Sciences who have demonstrated a positive attitude through professional teamwork and collaborations between men and women. The grant supports travel (airline tickets, accommodations, & registration expenses) for participation at scientific conferences. These grants defray costs of attending national/international meetings. Questions can be directed to


Eligibility requirements: 

Applicants must have completed an MD or PhD degree within the past six years of fund application submission. Awards may be given in amounts up to $2,000 based on the detailed expenses submitted. Total awards given and funding levels vary depending on the size and strength of the applicant pool.

Applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents and be appointed in a Stanford postdoc position by the application deadline.

Awards are not made on a retroactive basis (i.e., for meetings attended prior to December 1st of this award cycle).


Application Process: 

Complete applications are due by 11:59 PM PST on the deadline.

Complete applications include:
  • Complete online application form, and
  • Form completed online by the faculty sponsor (mentor) at Stanford. Please begin the online application with enough time to allow the system to solicit the required form from your faculty sponsor prior to the application deadline.

This application does not go through RMG or OSR at Stanford.

Selection Process: 

Research and scientific activities of applicants should be in the areas of human biology, chemistry, pharmacology, or medicine. 

Preference is given to applicants working on research involving oncology; specifically, mechanisms of tumor growth, development of metastases, or the effects of nutrition on development of neoplastic processes.

When all the above conditions are met, young women applicants of Czech ancestry are given special consideration.

Additional Information

Program Requirements: 

After their trips, awardees must provide 1-2 paragraphs about their academic and professional activities at the conference and how the Helena Anna Henzl-Gabor travel fellowship benefitted you. This letter is used in our evaluation of the program and may be used for donor development or provided to the donor(s) of the funds.