Monday, November 6, 2017

PDA Newsletter: November 6, 2017

November 6, 2017

Call for Proposals for PDA Career Development Events
Do you have a great idea for an event that would interest postdocs? Is your on-campus group, department, or college looking for funding for your programming? Starting this fiscal year, the UMN Postdoctoral Association is able to financially support career development events hosted by other groups on campus. See the announcement here to find out more information on how to apply, and email with additional questions.

November PDA Happy Hour
Our next monthly happy hour will be at Able Seedhouse & Brewery in NE Minneapolis. There will be a free "micro-concert" from musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra. Find out more details about our happy hour on our Facebook event page - and join our Facebook group if you're not already a member!

WHEN: Thursday, November 16 @6PM

Paths to Permanent Residency for Postdocs
The UMN Postdoctoral Association is hosting a special seminar focusing on the options available for international Postdoctoral Scholars to attain permanent residence based on their professional skills. This seminar will be delivered by immigration attorney Robert D. Aronson.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 29 @4PM - 6PM
WHERE: Akerman Hall, Room 319

Please register for the event here.

Career Development Awards

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal for the Fall PDA Career Development Awards. We are reviewing the applications now and will announce the recipients shortly. We will also award Career Development Awards in the Spring - keep an eye out in the new year for our call for applications.

These are bi-annual career development awards for purposes of supplementing and encouraging attendance to events and programs furthering professional development (e.g., conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.). The award is intended for postdoctoral scholars who may not be able to otherwise attend the event.