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Postdoc Grant Writing Webinars

The Postdoc Office hosts grant writing webinars to help postdocs prepare for their future research careers. These are one hour sessions with presented information with time for questions. All postdocs are welcome to attend! 

Upcoming workshops:

 Postdoc Grant Writing: Postdoc Fellowship Application Strategies

Now is an excellent time to look ahead at postdoc fellowships for the coming academic year. This session will provide information on several postdoc fellowship opportunities for both citizens and non-citizens in a variety of research areas. We will cover strategies for creating competitive applications. For this workshop, current postdocs as well as graduate students who are considering becoming a postdoc are welcome to attend.

When: September 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Postdoc Grant Writing: Long Research Statements for Grants

Postdocs who are preparing long research statements (> 4 pages) for fellowships or grant proposals will learn what content to include, how to elaborate on background, objectives, and expected results. This session is not specific to any particular fellowship as it will cover topics relevant to a wide variety of fellowships for various research fields. After this session, participants will be better prepared to tackle those 5 – 15 page documents!

When: October 22, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Postdoc Grant Writing: Extreme Editing

Follow along with these steps to polish your grant, fellowship application, or research article using the fast-paced “extreme editing” process. If you are not currently working on a draft, you are welcome to attend and use any document you are written as we go through the process. The focus is on improving word choice, sentence structure, and fluidity to make your draft assertive, clear, and confident.

When: November 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New Postdoc Orientations

Postdoc orientation is a two-hour information session for new postdocs to learn about resources at Purdue and meet other postdocs. 

Register: Friday, October 16th, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, WEBINAR

Register: Friday, December 11th, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, WEBINAR

New Portal to Report Questionable Mentoring Practices

Purdue has a new service for staff such as postdocs as well as students to use to report questionable mentoring practices (everything from potential abuse to uncomfortable situations). The service is ran through a third party site that keeps your information confidential from Purdue while informing the university leadership of the issues. Go to for more information or to report questionable mentoring practices.

Purdue Postdoc Association (PPDA)

The Purdue Postdoc Association (PPDA) is open to all postdocs.

Regular activities include coffee breaks, professional development workshops, and social events.

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