Course Reimbursement Program

To help trainees prepare for a range of professional endeavors, the Scripps Research Society of Fellows provides funds to reimburse postdoctoral associates and graduate students for the cost of specified professional development courses and networking events.

This program reimburses eligible individuals up to $500 per year. However, 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 and availability of reimbursement funds prior to taking courses by contacting us by email.

Eligible Courses and Fees

  • Fees for social events organized by the Society of Fellows.
  • Courses that end (i.e., the last day of the course) after termination of the postdoctoral appointment with Scripps Research.
  • Courses that start before the postdoctoral associate begins his or her postdoctoral appointment at Scripps Research.
  • Conferences or research training seminars.
  • Courses that teach skills/techniques for academic research (e.g., bioinformatics, x-ray crystallography, computational biology, etc).
  • Courses or events that take place outside of the U.S.

Please send the following documents (photos or scans) to for the reimbursement, no later than four weeks after the course or networking event ends. The following attachments are required:

  • Copy of the course or networking event description/announcement and fees.
  • Itemized copy of receipt(s), cancelled check, or credit card statements to show payment for registration, required books, software, and/or other directly related course materials.
  • Proof of successful completion of the course: passing grade, certificate of completion or instructor/organizer notation. For networking events, you must provide evidence of attendance (name badge, handouts or copies of business cards of people you met).
  • Please also indicate your Scripps mail code.

Frequently Asked Questions