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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! 

Upcoming workshops:

Postdoc Grant Writing: Extreme Editing

Bring a draft (on a laptop, preferably) and 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: April 23rd, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Postdoc Grant Writing: 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.

When: May 21st, 4:00 pm - 5:00 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.

When: June 16th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Postdoc Grant Writing: All about National Science Foundation (NSF) 

Come learn about the National Science Foundation (NSF) and how to gain awareness of their many research grant opportunities. Additionally, we will also cover how to tailor your research proposal for NSF.

When: July 23rd, 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, April 4th, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, WEBINAR

Register: Friday, June 5th, 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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