2019-2020 Postdoc Interest Group Grants – Call for Applications

UCSF is home to approximately 1,100 Postdocs and they are spread over many different locations throughout the city. The Postdoctoral Scholars Association (PSA) helps to connect Postdocs and create a sense of community.

As part of this mission, PSA promotes Postdoc Interest Groups (PDIGs) that bring together postdocs in the UCSF community by any shared interest, either science-related, fun, social, & virtually any topic. With the support from the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars, you can register your PDIG & get some funding for refreshments, etc.


  1. Fill out & submit the PDIG Enrollment Form before the next PSA Monthly Meeting (second Tuesday of every month).
  2. Proposals will be evaluated under the following criteria by the PSA board:
  • The group must be run by at least one UCSF postdoc.
  • Proposal must be related to engagement of the postdoc community at UCSF.
  • PDIG annual budget availability.
  • If approved, an email confirming your PDIG enrollment will be send within 48 hours after the PSA Monthly Meeting.
  1. For PDIGs proposals requesting:
    • More than $50 (per month), the applicant(s) must attend the PSA meeting to make a pitch for their PDIG event.
      Note: Pitches may be done remotely by using zoom.
    • Less than $50, the applicant is encouraged to attend the PSA meeting to make a pitch, but this is optional.
  2. Your meeting must be advertised to the Postdoc community using the PDIG Marketing Form at least three days before your meeting. Failing to comply with this step will result in the reimbursement being denied.
  3. PDIGs meeting regularly lose their enrollment status if the group fails to meet (or properly advertise the meeting) two consecutive times (as reported in the enrollment form). In this case, a new enrollment application must be filled & approved before scheduling a new meeting.
  4. By submitting the PDIG Marketing Form, an announcement advertising your meeting will be automatically sent to the UCSF Postdoc community. You will need to attach a copy of this automatic email in your reimbursement request.
  5. Instructions to request a reimbursement will also be sent by email to the PDIG organizer(s).
  6. Only the budget previously approved in the enrollment application will be reimburse.