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Postdoc Appreciation Wine and Cheese Reception

September 20th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Come enjoy light refreshments and wine with other postdocs and the Dean!

Postdoc Appreciation: Pizza Lunch

Wednesday, September 18th

11:00 – 2:00 pm – Come by anytime to grab pizza!


National Institutes of Health (NIH) K99/R00 Webinar for Postdocs from diverse backgrounds

International and domestic postdocs are encouraged to attend this webinar to learn about the MOSAIC program that provides resources for postdocs to transition into faculty careers through the K99/R00 postdoc transition award by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Webinar Session: September 24th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST

Postdoc Grant Writing Mini-Lecture Series

The Postdoc Office is hosting a mini-lecture series to help postdocs prepare for faculty positions. These are one hour sessions with presented information with time for questions. All postdocs are welcome to attend! 

All mini-lectures will be held in Young Hall B64.  

Upcoming workshops:

Postdoc Grant Writing: Language and Style

Come learn about the tone, style, and format for grant writing and the differences between grant writing language and the language used in academic articles. This lecture is for any postdoc regardless of grant writing experience or academic discipline. Laptops are welcome but not required.

When: October 18th, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Postdoc Grant Writing: Logic Flow

In this workshop postdocs will practice creating new grant outlines or refining a current outlines by using logic steps. Participants will gain experience helping each other identify and correct the gaps in their research proposals through a systematic process. Emphasis will be given to summary pages or other short grant documents to master the underlying main idea of your proposal and demonstrate the value of your research project. Attendees are not required to be working on a grant currently, but they are welcome to bring grant outlines or drafts if they wish

When: November 15th, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Research Integrity for Postdocs – Authorship and Publication

October 3rd, 2:30 – 3:20 pm, WALC 3090

Dr. James Mohler, Associate Dean of Graduate Education, will address hot topics relating to postdocs including: How do you determine authorship on a publication? What are the rules for publication? Who owns the data? What are the rules associated with research misconduct? What really is plagiarism? This workshop may be used to meet the requirement of face-to-face ethics training required of many departments, colleges, and granting agencies.

Certificate of Foundations in College Teaching

Earn a certificate in College Teaching by attending the required sessions. No past or current teaching experience is required, and the program is free!

Required Session Schedule: September 10: 11:30 am - 1 pm, September 17: 11:30 am - 1 pm, September 24: 11:30 am - 1 pm, October 1: 11:30 am - 1 pm

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New Postdoc Orientations

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

New postdocs can select to attend one of the following sessions:


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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