The University is committed to helping Postdoctoral scholars develop their essential research skills, including the ability to locate and obtain external funding and a facility in communicating in both oral and written contexts. Below are some of the resources available to aid you in building a strong research profile.
Office of Research: In addition to assembling a wide variety of funding resources, the Office of Research offers workshops on geared toward seeking funding, applying for grants, and preparing applications. These events are often led by former and current program officers for federally funded agencies and by nationally recognized speakers.
Postdoctoral fellows are particularly encouraged to claim their scholarly profile through PIVOT, a service which connects faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students and allows them to explore avenues for both funding and collaboration.
Library: We encourage you to explore the library system’s vast physical and digital resources, make an appointment with your subject librarian, and attend library tours and workshops dealing with topics like citation management software, copyright issues, and scholarly publishing.
The Graduate School: The Graduate School Professional Development program offers a number of research-oriented workshops and information sessions of interest to postdoctoral fellows, including those related to publishing, budgeting for grants, and pitching your research to a variety of audiences. See the Professional Development calendar for more information on each semester’s offerings and the Professional Development registration form to reserve a space at events.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program: International postdoctoral fellows seeking support for their English language proficiency can take advantage of the weekly EAP workshops, tutoring, and consultation services designed to improve participants’ skills in all linguistic modalities, with a particular emphasis on writing.