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Accelnet Guidelines

The Application Process

Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis until filled each year. Processing an application typically takes a few weeks, longer if the original submission is incomplete. Applicants should also allow several months to obtain their VISA, if applicable. The tables linked below show the deadlines, award times, and travel dates for the coming year. Interested applicants should review the Accelnet Guidelines before applying.

Click here for a detailed application schedule.

Required Documents

Applicants must furnish the documentation listed below.

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
The application must be submitted in one package by the postdoctoral applicant, and must include the following:

 

1.    Application from the candidate expressing reason and interest in joint mentorship

2.    One page description of the project with the host institution.

3.    Proposed year of the award.

4.    Supporting letter from the home institution mentor, providing confirmation of the applicant's existing postdoctoral support.

5.    Support letter from the host institution mentor.

6.    CV of the postdoctoral candidate.

7.    In the case of a two career application, the application must be made separately, referencing the application of a partner, with a clear statement of whether the applicants will only consider two simultaneous awards, or wish to also be considered independently.

Junior Travel Awards (Duration: 2 – 6 weeks)

  1. Applicant Curriculum Vitae (CV) – one page max

  2. Host Mentor Curriculum Vitae (CV) – two pages max

  3. One page proposal; must include budget

  4. One letter of recommendation from Applicant’s Current Mentor – one page max

Senior Travel Awards (Duration: 2 – 6 weeks)

  1. Applicant Curriculum Vitae (CV) – one page max

  2. Host Curriculum Vitae (CV) – two pages max

  3. Three page proposal; must include budget

  4. Invitation letter from Host – one page max

Terms of the Award

Accelnet Travel Awards are travel awards for research collaborations, typically lasting 2 – 6 weeks. As such ICAM will reimburse the traveler for actual expenses incurred such as airfare, meals and incidentals, and lodging not to exceed the per diem rate determined by the U.S. General Services Administration (www.gsa.gov) based on the host locale. Reimbursement is processed after the travel has ended. Please refer to the Reimbursement page for information on allowable costs and the reimbursement process. Accelnet travel should be carried out as close as possible to the original proposed dates and completed within 3 months of the original proposed dates.  Delays beyond this time frame will require a complete re-application to Accelnet.

Accelnet awards only support travel between two different Accelnet institutions.

Reporting and Outreach Responsibilities

All reports and publications must be emailed to icamadmin@ucdavis.edu.

1. Write a brief (1-2 pages) report outlining the research and collaborative results of your travel exchange. Collaborations developed during or because of your visit should be detailed as this is the purpose of the award. 
2. Submit any publications (from pre-print to final) that resulted from this award.
3. Acknowledge the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM) and QM Accelnet on all publications and presentations. 
4. Use the ICAM and QM Accelnet logos on publications and other documents when possible. (See the Acknowledgements/Grants page for logos.)

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