Resources Overview

As part of our office's mission to enhance the postdoctoral experience at Purdue, we have gathered information below that current postdocs might find useful.

Also, check out our events page for information on current postdoc activities. 

Postdoc Workshops

Go to https://gspd.gosignmeup.com and click on “Postdoc” on the left side panel to view all upcoming postdoc workshops offered by the Purdue Postdoc Office.

Newsletter

The Graduate School disseminates a Postdoctoral Professional Development Newsletter every Monday. The newsletter contains information on funding and workshop opportunities specific to postdocs.

Subscribe to the Newsletter

National Postdoctoral Association

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a member-driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Since 2003, the NPA has taken on the ambitious agenda to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the United States.

The NPA has assumed a leadership role in addressing the many issues confronting the postdoctoral community that are national in scope and requiring action beyond the local level. For more information, visit the NPA website.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

We are excited to partner with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity as an Institutional Member to provide online professional development resources and support to our faculty and postdocs. NCFDD provides recorded webinars on preparing for a faculty position, grant and paper writing, and other professional development tools.

Register for free at facultydiversity.org using your Purdue email address to claim your institutional membership.

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:

  • Friday, December 6th: 11:30 - 1:30 pm, Young Hall B64

The Postdoc Community

The Purdue Postdoctoral Association (PPDA) unites postdoctoral researchers by fostering professional and social interaction among Purdue postdocs and between Purdue postdocs and other Purdue scholars and staff. It strives to:

  • Increase awareness of the contributions of Purdue postdocs to the University and the scientific body in general
  • Improve the postdoctoral experience at Purdue
  • Facilitate postdoctoral career development
  • Encourage communication through a postdoc email list
  • Encourage community development through its Facebook page