Friday, January 5, 2018

Grant Writing Workshop Jan 24 // Grand Challenges in Biology applications due Feb 1

NIH & NSF Grant Writing Workshop
Registration is now open for a day of grant writing workshops

Wednesday, January 24th 2018
Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 1130
RSVP here - limited to 40 people

9 am - 10:30 am - Yoji Shimizu, PhD will talk about writing grants for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Shimizu is the Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

10:30 am - 12 pm - Frances Spalding, MAS will talk about the logistics of proposal submission and working with the Sponsored Projects Administration at the university. All grant submissions from UMN must go through SPA - find out how to make this part of the process of grant submission go smoothly! Ms. Spalding is the SPA Training Coordinator of the Electronic Grants Management System (EGMS).

12 pm - 12:30 pm - Lunch break - boxed lunches provided

12:30 pm - 2 pm - Jerry Cohen, PhD will talk about writing grants for the National Science Foundation. Dr. Cohen is a Professor in the Department of Horticultural Science.

Questions? Contact pda@umn.edu


Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program
Deadline for applications is February 1st

Are you interested in collaborating on multidisciplinary research that addresses societally relevant problems? The Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program is accepting applications for the 2018 cohort. It's a unique opportunity to take on big questions and work across disciplines to find answers. Postdoctoral associates will be encouraged to participate in grant proposal development workshops and other professional development activities offered at the College and the University of Minnesota, and they are permitted to serve as Principal Investigators on grant proposals.

Find more information about this opportunity from the College of Biological Sciences here.

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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.