Student/Postdoc Funding

Funding is only available to MPC Student and Postdoc Members. How to become an MPC Member.


MPC has limited funds available to support professional development for student and postdoc members (~$400 per request). These requests could include funds to attend workshops, courses, books, training sessions, or academic conferences (not covered by PAA or project-related travel). A reminder to request funding before the conference/training, etc...occurs. 

To request professional development support, send an email to with the following

  1. briefly describe your request 
  2. include an itemized budget 
  3. if attending a conference, are you on the program
  4. where else are you applying for funding  


If your travel funds are approved, you are responsible for reviewing and understanding the MPC Travel Guidelines. All travelers are responsible for complying with University travel policies.


We are especially interested in supporting travel to the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting. The highest funding priority is given to students and postdocs who have a poster or paper on the program and to graduate students and postdocs in the Population Studies and Health Training Programs. We also consider requests from those not on the program, with higher priority to those who have never attended PAA. 

  • Students and postdocs who receive travel support are required to volunteer 2 hours of time to help MPC staff at the conference. 
  • All students and postdocs are invited to the MPC reception.  
  • To receive travel funding you must be an MPC member.  An email with information about how to request funds will be sent well in advance of each meeting.  
  • How to become an MPC Member.


After traveling, please submit for reimbursement your travel expenses through the University's Chrome River system. Chrome River can be accessed through --> Key Links--> U Travel --> Chrome River Login. You will need to image your itemized receipts for upload into Chrome River. For instructions how to use Chrome River review the Job Aids on the UTravel webpage. For additional help, contact Kyle Casello at

All reimbursements must be submitted within 60 days of the end of your travel.