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 pda@umn.edu 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.

Seminar November 29th: Paths to Permanent Residency for Postdocs

Paths to Permanent Residency for Postdocs
November 29, 2017 @4PM - 6PM
Akerman Hall, Room 319

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 Robert D. Aronson, Immigration Attorney.

Please register for the event here.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Steering Committee Meeting Thursday, November 2nd

Our November Steering Committee Meeting is Thursday November 2nd, at 12 PM in the Biological Sciences Building, room 242 (St. Paul Campus). This is an open meeting to discuss postdoctoral affairs and career event planning.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

PDA Career Development Award applications due November 1st

The University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Association provides 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. Each successful recipient will receive an honorarium of $500* to be used to supplement costs of travel and/or registration of such events.

A link to the application can be found here.
Deadline is November 1, 2017.
Please e-mail completed applications to pda@umn.edu

*Honorarium will be subject to taxes and related deductions as the payment of university funds must go through the employment system.