To help trainees prepare for a range of professional endeavors, the Scripps California Society of Fellows has funded a program to reimburse postdocs and graduate students for the cost of specified professional development courses and networking events.
This program reimburses Scripps California postdocs' professional development course/registration fees of up to $350 per postdoc per year. Funding for this program is finite. Therefore, if demand exceeds resources, applicants may only receive partial reimbursements for their courses.
We encourage trainees to confirm course eligibility prior to taking courses by contacting email@example.com.
Courses and Fees Eligible for Reimbursement
Eligible reimbursements include registration fees for pre-approved courses or networking events pertaining to professional development.
Courses and Fees Ineligible for Reimbursement
Submit a completed Course Reimbursement Form online no later than 4 weeks after the course or networking event ends. The following attachments are required:
Q: How much will I get reimbursed?
A: You will be reimbursed for the actual cost of the course, up to $350 annually. Note this is a maximum; your reimbursement may be lower, depending on the total demand for this program and availability of program funds.
Q: What happens if the program runs out of funds?
A: There is a limited budget for the Course Reimbursement Program. If the annual program funds are depleted, or are in jeopardy of depletion, before the end of the calendar year, SoF will update this webpage with new individual reimbursement limits.
Q: Can I submit a reimbursement request if I already received a reimbursement for a different course?
A: Yes. For instance, postdocs can be reimbursed for the San Diego Lab Management & Leadership Symposium and the Transition to Industry Symposium in the same year, provided the combined total is under the $350 annual reimbursement limit. For the purpose of this program, a year is defined as January through December.
Q: When will I get my reimbursement check?
A: Generally within 2-4 weeks of submitting your form.
Q: Can I get the check before I start the course?
A: No. This is a reimbursement program which is contingent upon completion of the course and submission of the form.
Q: Can I get reimbursed for a scientific seminar or conference?
A: No. If you are interested in attending a scientific conference, you should check out the SOF Travel Award Program.
Q: Can I get reimbursed for parking?
A: No. Parking is not a reimbursable expense under this program.
Q: I missed the 4-week reimbursement window. Can I still get reimbursed?
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