Announcements

Modified: January 3, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise - Next session is on November 14th!

Navigating the Research Enterprise – Now Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month!

Modified: December 22, 2016

Faculty Position Openings - New Postings!

Check out current faculty openings!

Modified: December 8, 2016

Postdoctoral training opportunities at Northwestern

Please find a selection of open postdoctoral fellowship positions at Northwestern on this page, updates are made regularly! Please visit the "Open Northwestern Positions" page to find more information.

Modified: December 8, 2016

Northwestern Memorial Foundation - Current Funding Opportunities

NMF is soliciting submissions for the Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital Fiscal Year 2018 Grant Initiative (January 12th deadline).

Modified: December 8, 2016

HR Announcements

Important HR Announcements: Update Address for W2 Mailing and myHR Launches on December 12th!

Modified: December 8, 2016

Watch the Fall Biostatistics Lecture Series Online

This fall more than 700 people attended the Biostatistics Collaboration Center's Fall Lecture Series. Slide decks and recordings from all presentations are available in DigitalHub and on the BCC website.

Modified: December 7, 2016

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings- December 2016

Review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: December 7, 2016

BCG is Going Live on Facebook!

BCG goes live on Facebook to answer your questions! Join BCG on December 8th at 3PM CT to hear from two advanced degree BCGers who made the transition into consulting and what it's been like working at BCG.

Modified: December 7, 2016

Libraries closed December 23 - January 2

All libraries on Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campuses will observe the Winter Recess that was recently announced by President Schapiro. All library buildings will be closed, and all services will be suspended during this time (December 23 – January 2).

Modified: November 30, 2016

Galter Health Sciences Library – December Classes

Check the classes (PubMed, EndNote, NIH Relative Citation Ratio and iCite Tool) Galter Health Sciences Library will be offering during the month of December!

Modified: November 28, 2016

Young Scientist Seminars

The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a a video series produced by iBiology that features young scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. It is a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs interested in science communication and in sharing their work with an international audience of students, scientists, and educators. The YSS is a collaboration between the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology. More information about the YSS and application details can be found at: bit.ly/ibioyss. Applications will be accepted October 12 through December 15, 2016.

Modified: November 28, 2016

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Travel Awards

These travel awards provide funding to postdocs and grad students that wish to present their work in the field of cancer research and prevention. The current deadline is March 2nd.

Modified: November 17, 2016

Post Election Processing & Spaces for International Students

Following the result of Tuesday’s election, The Graduate School and the International Office wants to reiterate the statement sent on November 9 by President Schapiro: Northwestern is a welcoming and inclusive community for all, regardless of their backgrounds, and that this is among the institution’s core values.

Modified: November 8, 2016

The Graduate School's Holiday Party

TGS's Holiday Party will take place on December 1, from 5 to 7 PM, at The Peninsula Chicago, close to Northwestern’s Chicago campus. Tickets cost $5 and include an assortment of appetizers, two drink tickets, and ice skating. Tickets are on sale NOW. This event is open to currently enrolled TGS students, graduate faculty, program staff, and postdoctoral fellows.

Modified: November 7, 2016

NUCATS Pilot Program

NUCATS is accepting applications for pilot awards. These awards of up to $10,000 address the small gaps in clinical and translational research that are not funded by other sources.

Modified: November 7, 2016

MSL Program Open House

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law offers a Master of Science in Law (MSL). Designed especially for individuals with engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and medical backgrounds, the MSL provides practical, focused, business-centered legal training in: Intellectual Property & Patent Design, Business Law & Entrepreneurship, Regulatory Analysis & Strategy. Learn more at an upcoming MSL Program Open House that will take place on November 19th from 10am to 1pm on the Downtown Chicago campus. More details and registration can be found the program webpage.

Modified: November 7, 2016

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP)

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has created the Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) to support early career scientists who are under-represented minorities (i.e. American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander). PDEP awards a total of $60,000 over three years to postdocs in biomedical research, who are citizens of the United States or Canada, and hosted at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada. Applications are due (via online submission) by January 17th.

Modified: November 7, 2016

National Organization for Women (NOW) presents Terry O'Neill

Join National Organization for Women (NOW) for an evening with Terry O’Neill, NOW president & Northwestern alumna (’74) on November 16 at 5PM at the McCormick Tribune Center.

Modified: November 7, 2016

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings - November 2016

Please see the link below to the review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program (five new postings for November, click here to view October postings). The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: November 7, 2016

Demography and Economics of Aging Postdoctoral Program

The goal of this program is to train recent doctoral recipients interested in the demographic and economic analysis of aging through the development of basic methodological tools, applied research, policy-making and analysis, and professional development. One slot available beginning summer/fall 2017 and there is a rolling application deadline.

Modified: November 7, 2016

Pathway to the Professoriate: Insights from a Successful Job Search

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a Pathway to the Professoriate panel on Insights from a Successful Job Search with Drs. Gabriela Caraveo Piso, Monica Laronda, Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, Jeffrey Savas, and Deborah Winter

Modified: November 7, 2016

Technology Transfer Fellowships at NCI

The NCI Technology Transfer Center (TTC) has fellowship opportunities available to qualified candidates. There is an immediate opening in TTC’s Frederick office for a combined marketing and negotiator position. TTC anticipates additional openings in Rockville, MD and is currently accepting resumes from qualified candidates. More information is available.

Modified: November 7, 2016

2017 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program

Eli Lilly and Company is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program, a competitive postdoctoral fellowship award. This program is designed to foster postdoctoral career development through the recognition of highly innovative pre-competitive postdoctoral research proposals by providing the recipient with up to 4 years of funding and a unique training experience. See the program webpage for complete details, including the application process overview and program overview.

Modified: November 2, 2016

Benefits Open Enrollment is Now Open!

Northwestern University's annual Open Enrollment for selecting 2017 benefits has officially begun. It's your opportunity to choose the benefits that will best meet your needs throughout 2017.

Modified: October 28, 2016

Calling all STEM PhDs interested in Law, Business, and Technology!

There is an increasing demand for individuals with advanced scientific and technical training who can work in cross-functional roles in the space where law, business, and science/technology intersect. The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL), now offered by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, is designed especially for STEM majors and provides practical, hands-on, business-centered legal training.

Modified: October 28, 2016

Job Opportunities at QuintilesIMS: Analyst, Associate Consultant, Consultant

The QuintilesIMS Academy is a leadership development program designed to support the delivery of integrated healthcare analytics and technology solutions specific to the evolving business needs of QuintilesIMS’ clients and is now hiring a new class of Academy (Analyst, Associate Consultant, Consultant) in east coast, starting January 2017! More information is available.

Modified: October 28, 2016

Summer and Full-time Opportunities at McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm helping leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges. We have offices in over 100 locations and work in nearly every area, including strategy, finance, operations, implementation, digital, analytics, healthcare, energy, and sustainability. McKinsey hires collaborative problem-solvers with entrepreneurial drive from all backgrounds. Check out summer and full-time opportunities as well as resources from McKinsey & Company!

Modified: October 26, 2016

BioProfessionals "Tips on Writing a Competitive NRSA"

Includes a Q& A session with faculty member Geoff Swanson, who serves on NRSA study sections

Modified: October 26, 2016

13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day

Save the date for the 13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day!

Modified: October 25, 2016

Job Openings in Industry!

Check out new job postings in industry!

Modified: October 25, 2016

Upcoming Bain & Company Webinars on Consulting Careers

Bain consultants will be leading topics from interview preparation tips to how Bain partners with their clients. Hear from industry leading experts and alumni as they discuss what makes Bain & Company a great place to work.

Modified: October 21, 2016

TGS Day Out for Postdoc and Graduate Student Parents

The next TGS Day Out will be on December 10th at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest. Registration will open on November 1st at 10am!

Modified: October 20, 2016

OPA Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites new postdoctoral fellows to attend the very first orientation event for Northwestern postdoctoral fellows. If you recently began your training at Northwestern (within the past 6-12 months), please consider attending this event! In addition to the TGS and OPA staff in attendance, there will be representatives from various offices across campus present as well! Refreshments will be served. Events will be held on November 15th (Evanston) and November 17th (Chicago) from 2-3pm, please see complete story for more details!

Modified: October 20, 2016

Childcare & Travel Awards to Attend the 2017 Annual Meeting

Applications for travel awards and child care support awards to attend the NPA's 15th Annual Meeting are now being accepted! Apply by November 4th (10:59pm CT)!

Modified: October 19, 2016

Introducing the New Life Science Network Platform

Over the past several months, the team at LSN has been hard at work building out a new platform with special networking features that allow members to connect, engage and share information and ideas. We’ve also been busy collecting tips and advice on how to deal with the stresses and challenges unique to our industry like finding a job in a new sector, running a lab, or starting a biotech company.

Modified: October 19, 2016

Northwestern Career Advancement Guide 2016-18

The newest version of the Northwestern Career Advancement Guide for 2016-18 is now available. Created by NCA staff every two years, the guide includes comprehensive, up-to-date career development advice and guidance on topics such as networking, career exploration, the job/internship search and resume and cover letters.

Modified: October 19, 2016

Fireside Chat with Bill Gantz

MATTER will welcome Bill Gantz, currently of PathoCapital, for a fireside chat. Bill will discuss his long and storied career in healthcare with Ellen Rudnick, senior advisor on entrepreneurship and adjunct professor.

Modified: October 19, 2016

8 Ways to Successfully Navigate NIH Peer Review and Get a Fellowship Grant

The NIH’s Center for Scientific Review is holding Online Briefings for Applicants and Reviewers. the briefing will cover the key things applicants need to know about the submission and review of their fellowship applications.

Modified: October 19, 2016

VPhD November Panel and Job Openings

Panel Discussion for STEM folks next week! PhD Careers in Medical Writing in the STEM forum, October 17-21. Four great panelists, all employed as different types of medical writers in different settings. For the Humanists, Social Scientists and others - there are some very cool jobs that have been posted!

Modified: October 18, 2016

7th Annual Diversity Career Expo

Free to register and attend for all job seekers with free resume critique and career counseling as well as the opportunity to netowrk with local employers

Modified: October 17, 2016

Pathway to the Professoriate: Dr. Stephanie Watowich

Dr. Stephanie Watowich will be discussing what it is like to be faculty at an NIH-designated comprehensive cancer center, UT MD Anderson

Modified: October 17, 2016

NUPF October Happy Hour - Date Change!

It is the month of Octoberfest and NUPF is honouring the beer drinking tradition by going to one of the best craft breweries in Evanston. Meet NUPF and fellow postdocs at Smylie Brothers Brewery (1615 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL 60201) on October 27th at 7pm.

Modified: October 14, 2016

Register for the 6th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair

The 6th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair, Celebrating Research, Patient Care and Education, will take place on Monday, November 7th from 8am to 4pm in Prentice Women’s Hospital. More information is available. Register by October 26th!!

Modified: October 11, 2016

NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) - Eligibility Requirements Update

NINDS officially updated eligibility requireements for the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows (F32).

Modified: October 11, 2016

FREE Affiliate Membership to the NPA

As you may know our institution is a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and one of the greatest benefits is you can become an affiliate member of the NPA for FREE! We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to help you network with other postdocs across the country and gain access to members only resources that can help further your career.

Modified: October 10, 2016

ACLS Announces New Fellowship Program for Recent Humanities PhDs

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has announced an exciting new fellowship program, designed to place recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at U.S. nonprofits and government agencies.

Modified: October 10, 2016

The Next Rising Stars of SQI Lectures

The SQI Core Facilities invite you to lectures featuring Armando Hernandez-Garcia, PhD and Sungsoo Seth Lee, PhD on Tuesday, October 11th beginning at 2pm in Baldwin Auditorium (Lurie Research Building, 303 East Superior, Chicago campus). RSVP to a-kolot@northwestern.edu.

Modified: October 10, 2016

Administrative Position openings

Check out new postings for adminstrative positions at Northwestern University!

Modified: October 10, 2016

NUPF October Coffee Hour

It is time to recharge your batteries and have some coffee and snacks! Join NUPF and fellow postdocs on October 19th from 3-4pm at Evanston (Second Floor Pancoe Building Café, Einstein Bros. Bagels) and Chicago (Tarry Building Lobby, 300 E Chicago Ave.) locations for the regular monthly NUPF Coffee Hour.

Modified: October 7, 2016

Open Enrollment is Coming!

The Open Enrollment period for January 1, 2017 benefit plan changes will take place from Monday, October 24th at 9:00 a.m. to Friday, November 11th at 5:00 p.m.

Modified: October 7, 2016

The Academic Job Search - Presenting Yourself in Person

On the academic job market? Plan to attend an upcoming career development webinar: The Academic Job Search - Presenting Yourself in Person on Thursday, October 27th at 12pm CT. Get expert career advice from the authors of the "Academic Job Search Handbook," who will discuss the interview process for faculty positions.

Modified: October 6, 2016

Register now for Statistically Speaking Lecture Series

The Biostatistics Collaboration Center is hosting a lecture series on Tuesdays and Fridays during the month of October. The first talk, Four Lessons in Biostatistics and Some Biostatistics Along the Way, will be presented by Leah Welty, PhD, Director of the Biostatistics Collaboration Center on Friday, October 7 in Hughes Auditorium (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior, 1st floor, Chicago campus) from 12pm to 1 pm.

Modified: October 4, 2016

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings- October 2016

Review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: October 4, 2016

Morris and Dolores Kohl Kaplan Northwestern Day of the Chicago Humanities Festival

Join Kaplan to kick off the Chicago Humanities Festival FallFest/16: Speed with a full day of programming on Northwestern's Evanston campus on October 29th!

Modified: September 30, 2016

BluePrint Research Group Consulting Workshop

Join BluePrint Research Group on October 10th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Guild Lounge (Scott Hall, Evanston campus) to find out more about the firm and what a consulting career is all about.

Modified: September 26, 2016

Machine Learning Meetup - Data Science Consulting at KPMG: A Physicist's Perspective, October 5, 2016

Northwestern Machine Learning will be hosting a talk by Chris Greer from KPMG. Chris comes from a background in astrophysics, and will be discussing KPMG data science projects and transitioning from academia to industry.

Modified: September 26, 2016

New Fitness Classes for Faculty and Staff Starting Sept. 28

The YourLife Wellness Program in collaboration with Northwestern Recreation, introduces Wellness Wednesdays! This series of events will begin on September 28th with complimentary group exercise classes.

Modified: September 26, 2016

Galter Health Sciences Library Classes

Check out upcoming classes in Galter Health Science Library!

Modified: September 22, 2016

Keck Graduate Institute Learning Opportunities

The following are three outstanding opportunities to prepare for life science industry employment presented by the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI).

Modified: September 21, 2016

INVO Presents VENTURE CAPITAL 201 : THE SCIENCE (AND ART) OF THE INVESTMENT

Innovation and New Ventures (INVO) at Northwestern University invites you to join their free seminar VENTURE CAPITAL 201 : THE SCIENCE (AND ART) OF THE INVESTMENT providing an in-depth look at the investment decision-making process by venture capitalists.

Modified: September 15, 2016

The Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science Lecture

The Feinberg School of Medicine invites you to attend a keynote lecture by Huda Zoghbi, MD, the inaugural recipient of the Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science awarded by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Modified: September 14, 2016

Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

For current graduate students near PhD completion and recent postdoctoral fellows who may be interested in an industry postdoc: the NSF has a Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship opportunity available that would like to receive more applicants. Fellows propose a research topic. Salary is $75,000. It is open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents.

Modified: September 14, 2016

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week 2016: September 17-23

Register to attend the picnic (September 17th), coffee hours (September 20th & 21st), and reception (September 22nd), in celebration of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) 2016!

Modified: September 14, 2016

BASF Chemical Company Professional Development Program (PDP)

Interested in finding out more about BASF Professional Development Program? Plan to attend an information session on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, at Northwestern Career Advancement (620 Lincoln, Evanston). Also, check out more information about application guidelines.

Modified: September 12, 2016

Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance Informational Session for ReD Associates on 9/12

Please join ReD Associates for an informal presentation and chat to learn about consulting with a social science background. Food and drink will be provided.

Modified: September 9, 2016

American Association for Cancer Research Funding Opportunities

Please check out funding opportunities from the American Association for Cancer Research!

Modified: September 9, 2016

Kaplan Co-Sponsorship Application

Northwestern faculty postdoctoral fellows and graduate students can apply for funding for humanities-related programming that engages the university community with multidisciplinary discussion and scholarly investigation. The next application deadline is September 30th.

Modified: September 8, 2016

2nd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference taking place Sunday, October 30 through Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Big Ten Conference Center and Aloft Hotel, near O’Hare Airport in Rosemont, IL. This opportunity is free to trainees selected to participate, including travel and lodging, but space is very limited. Applications are now being accepted and are due by September 19th!

Modified: September 2, 2016

Bioethics Debate on Gun Violence September 26

Join CGSA and Science & Society Directors Richard Miller, PhD and Phil Hockberger, PhD at the Annual Science and Society Bioethics Debate: "Gun Violence: What can be done?"

Modified: September 1, 2016

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings- September 2016

Review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: August 26, 2016

BioProfessionals Series

Join Bioprofessionals for upcoming workshops on Tailoring Your Application and Teaching at PUIs!

Modified: August 24, 2016

Galter Library's Scopus and Web of Science Classes Available

Want to learn more about who's citing your work, your h-index, and the journals with the highest impact in your field? Sign up for Galter Library's Scopus and Web of Science classes this September.

Modified: August 24, 2016

Exit Survey for Postdoctoral Fellows Leaving Northwestern

Leaving Northwestern or know of another postdoctoral fellow leaving? Please provide the OPA your placement information in a new brief exit survey that has just launched!

Modified: August 24, 2016

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course - Fall 2016

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course (PHIL_NP 380-0) through Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 1st-2nd, from 9am to 5pm in Wieboldt Hall (339 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago campus). Registration is open; space in the class is limited and tends to reach capacity quickly. See the website for a course description and to register!

Modified: August 24, 2016

NSF Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF)

The NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) solicits proposals for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Any research field within the purview of the SBE sciences would be welcome. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP). See the full text of the solicitation for a detailed description of these tracks. Proposals are due November 14th.

Modified: August 17, 2016

NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MSPRF)

NSF is now accepting proposals for the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Applications are due by October 19th. Check out more details for how to apply today!

Modified: August 17, 2016

Register for the 18th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium

Northwestern University's Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium will take place September 22-25 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown (540 N Michigan Ave). This symposium has been called the most valuable breast cancer meeting worldwide for the practicing clinician. For 18 years, this multidisciplinary CME event has been bringing together leading national and international medical, surgical and radiation oncologists to present, debate and evaluate cutting-edge technology and approaches in the management of breast cancer.

Modified: August 16, 2016

Core Expo 2016 Presented by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

Sign up for Core Expo 2016 presented by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute. The expo features 8 core facilities and 3 centers of excellence. Facility managers and staff will showcase their innovative biomedical expertise, research and services available to all researchers in greater Chicago.

Modified: August 15, 2016

Check out Versatile PhD Resources!

Access explore careers, job postings, contacts, and online panels through the Northwestern Versatile PhD portal! Check out the list of panels beginning in September!

Modified: August 12, 2016

Check out upcoming events at the Women’s Center!

Join the Women’s Center for upcoming events: Babywearing workshop on August 16th and the State of LGBT Health Symposium on August 18th!

Modified: August 10, 2016

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award Program

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award program supports postdoctoral scholars with the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, to assist in their transition from “mentored yet independent” postdoctoral projects to an independent, tenure-track position. Applications are due on September 19th. Contact the Office of Foundation Relations if you are interested in this funding opportunity.

Modified: August 10, 2016

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings- August 2016

Review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: August 10, 2016

Upcoming NUPF Events!

Check out the upcoming NUPF Coffee Hour (August 17th), Cultures and Cuisines (August 18th) and Happy Hour (August 25th)! Save the date for the NUPF Annual Symposium on September 14th on the Chicago campus!

Modified: August 2, 2016

Argonne Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium

Registration is now open for the Argonne Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium taking place on October 6th. Argonne welcomes all postdocs and senior-level graduate students to register as an attendee or poster presenter.

Modified: July 27, 2016

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in North America through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Studies on and in China have developed over the last 30 years in the United States and Canada into a robust field, but current conditions pose daunting problems. Applications are due November 9th.

Modified: July 27, 2016

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide two years of funding to recent recipients of the PhD for residence at a university for the purpose of revising the dissertation into a publishable manuscript or for beginning the first new project after completion of the PhD degree.  The teaching of one course per year is encouraged.  Priority is given to residence at universities or colleges providing a collegial atmosphere and working conditions enabling the postdoctoral Fellow’s entry into an academic career in Buddhist studies. Applications are due by November 15th at 8pm.

Modified: July 27, 2016

ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships

The ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships is a fellowship program that aims to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive collaborative projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Application materials are due September 28th. More details are available.

Modified: July 27, 2016

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships

NSF is now accepting proposals for the Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships! Applications are due by January 10th, 2017!

Modified: July 27, 2016

AAAS S&T Policy Info Session at Northwestern

Interested in contributing to policy at the federal level? Join us for a conversation to learn about the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF).

Modified: July 27, 2016

Fermilab: URA Visiting Scholars Program

The Universities Research Association (URA) Visiting Scholars Program at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory supports visits by researchers from the URA institutions to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year in areas such as high energy physics experiments, astrophysics, theory, accelerator physics, materials science, and computer science. Students, postdocs, or faculty doing research in areas such as high energy physics experiments, astrophysics, theory, accelerator physics, materials science, and computer science, related to the Fermilab mission are eligible to apply. Applications are due August 29th.

Modified: July 22, 2016

Medicinoxy: Aggregation Site for Academic Jobs in Life Sciences

Check out Medicinoxy, a site that aggregates academic vacancies in schools of medicine, pharmacy, and biodmedical sciences in the US and abroad!

Modified: July 14, 2016

Northwestern Career Advancement Data Science Panel for MS, PhD, and Post Docs

Gain insight into the field and meet alumni and other professionals working as data scientists at this Northwestern Career Advancement panel discussion. The panelists will share information about data science careers and provide advice about transitioning from academia to this growing field.

Modified: July 13, 2016

NIH Research Career Development (K Award) & Important Notices

The next deadline for K-series awards new submissions is October 12th. Please review the recent notice from NINDS regarding specific eligibility requirements for K01 awards.

Modified: July 13, 2016

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The next application cycle for the Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards administered by the OPA is now open and will close on August 12th! Applications for travel taking place between September 1st and February 28th will be considered during this cycle. Read more for additional information.

Modified: July 13, 2016

Lasker Clinical Scholars

The NIH Office of Intramural Research is happy to announce the 2016-17 NIH-Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2/R00). The program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers, to promote their development to fully independent positions.

Modified: July 12, 2016

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings- July 2016

Review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: July 12, 2016

Lactation Room Map now available

Work/Life & Family Resources has developed a map with icons for the lactation rooms on campus.

Modified: July 5, 2016

Revised NIH Parental Leave Policy for NRSAs

The NIH recently issued a notice that revises the NIH parental leave policy for Ruth L. Kirstein National Research service Awards.

Modified: July 5, 2016

Join OPA and other Northwestern postdocs on LinkedIn!

Connect with the OPA and other Northwestern postdocs on LinkedIn!

Modified: July 1, 2016

Northwestern MOOC Certificates - Free for Staff and Faculty

Northwestern is pleased to announce that Northwestern faculty, staff, and students can take any of the University's massive open online course (MOOC) offerings on Coursera free of charge.

Modified: June 29, 2016

New Biostatistical Collaboration Center Subscription Service

Those working on lengthy projects requiring many hours of support from Biostatistical Collaboration Center (BCC) faculty or analysts can now retain these individuals for a set amount of time through a new subscription service offered by the BCC.

Modified: June 23, 2016

Tuition Reimbursement Toward Summer Writers’ Conference, July 28–30

The Northwestern University School of Professional Studies Summer Session is pleased to announce the 12th annual Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference, a three-day summer institute dedicated to the creation and revision of novels, short-stories, nonfiction and poetry.

Modified: June 17, 2016

2nd Annual Rush Research Mentoring Programs’ Symposium

The 2nd Annual Rush Research Mentoring Programs’ Symposium will be held on August 17, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Searle Conference Center (fifth floor of the Professional Building, 1725 W. Harrison St.). Abstract submissions are due by June 24th and registration closes on July 27th.

Modified: June 15, 2016

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course - Summer 2016

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course (PHIL_NP 381-0) through Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies will be held on Thursday and Friday, July 13th-14th from 9am to 5pm in Wieboldt Hall (339 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago campus). Registration is open; space in the class is limited and tends to reach capacity quickly. Register today!

Modified: June 15, 2016

Lung Cancer Research Foundation Request for Proposals

Through the Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Research Grant program, the foundation will support projects with a focus on basic science, translational research, clinical research, supportive care, and quality of care/outcomes. The program is open to all U.S. and international investigators, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, physicians, medical students, and nurse researchers. Deadline to apply is July 1st!

Modified: June 15, 2016

Celebrating 2015-16, Kaplan Institute style

Please take a look at what the Kaplan Humanities Institute has been up to this past year (including Mellon postdoctoral fellows featured on pages 8 and 9)!

Modified: June 15, 2016

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowship Funding Opportunities (& New Important Notice)

The next deadline for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) F Series of Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32) is August 8th. Please review recent announcement regarding specific eligibility requirements.

Modified: June 15, 2016

Science Launches the 2016 Dance Your Ph.D. Contest

Can you bust a move? Are you a postdoc or PhD student in the sciences?? Science magazine has announced its 2016 "Dance Your PhD Contest." PhD-level scientists or students working on science-related PhDs are invited to explain their work through a dance posted as a YouTube video. Winners will receive cash prizes in each of four categories—physics, chemistry, biology, and social sciences—and more for best overall dance. The deadline for submissions is September 30.

Modified: June 9, 2016

Graduate Women in Science Event- Advice for Navigating Academic Jobs: Applications to Offers

Graduate Women in Science is hosting a talk titled "Advice for Navigating Academic Jobs: Applications to Offers". At this meeting you will hear advice on navigating the academic job market by one of their members, Megan Reissman, who recently landed a tenure-track position.

Modified: June 2, 2016

The Annual Scientific Images Contest is Now Open for 2016

The Annual Scientific Images Contest is now open for 2016! Any student, postdoctoral fellow, faculty or staff may submit research-based images from their lab or work.

Modified: June 1, 2016

ADCA Workshop Series - Consulting 101

ADCA will be holding a series of workshops designed to help you navigate the consulting recruitment process and successfully land a position with a top consulting firm. Topics will include Consulting 101, Crafting an Effective Resume, Tackling the Fit Interview, and Networking. Tackling the Fit Interview sessions will be on May 4th and 10th. Stay tuned for dates/times/locations for the other topics.

Modified: May 12, 2016

Dow Chemical Company BEST - Building Engineering & Science Talent Symposium

The 10th annual BEST Symposium, hosted by The Dow Chemical Company, will be held in Midland, MI on August 29, - September 1, 2016

Modified: May 12, 2016

AAAS Launches New E-Learning Career Development Center

The American Association For The Advancement Of Science (AAAS) has just launched the Career Development Center, a new e-learning website located at https://careerdevelopment.aaas.org/. Their goal is to provide online courses that address the skills our members need at different stages of their science and engineering careers.

Modified: May 11, 2016

Biomedical Data Science Research Day Registration is Now Open

Learn about the application of data science and big data methods to clinical and biomedical research at Biomedical Data Science Research Day on Friday, June 10

Modified: May 10, 2016

OPA Professional Development Workshop: Career Planning & Visas/Residency with Brendan Delaney

Please mark your calendars for an upcoming OPA workshop with Immigration Attorney Brendan Delaney on May 12th at 2pm in Searle Seminar Room.

Modified: May 9, 2016

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise. Save the dates: May 23rd (Chicago) and May 24th (Evanston)! Register by May 16th to attend!

Modified: May 5, 2016

Northwestern Women’s Center - Participate in Focus Groups

The Northwestern Women’s Center has played an important role for women individually and collectively during its 30-year history. As the needs of the Northwestern campus community has evolved, there is an opportunity to assess the goals, services, and impact of the Women’s Center. Input from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows is an important part of this initiative, and you are invited to share your perspective in a 90-minute focus group on Wednesday, May 11th at Norris in the Scholars Room, 204 in Evanston. The first 10 people who sign up to attend will receive a $15 Starbucks gift card after attending the session.

Modified: May 5, 2016

Interviewing Skills 101 with Mearah Quinn-Brauner and Kristen Mighty (Chicago Campus)

Join NUPF and fellow postdocs and grad students for Interviewing Skills 101 with Mearah Quinn-Brauner and Kristen Mighty on May 12th, from 4-5pm in Ward 5-230 (303 E Chicago Ave, Chicago Campus). RSVP to attend, refreshments will be served

Modified: May 4, 2016

Sriram Boothalingam: Postdoctoral Fellow in Communication Sciences and Disorders

For Sriram Boothalingam, postdoctoral fellow in Communication Sciences, the best part about life at Northwestern is the depth of research and the great minds available in his chosen field of Audiology.

Modified: May 4, 2016

NINDS Intends to Restructure its Support of Postdoctoral Researchers

On May 2nd, the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announced that it “intends to restructure its support of postdoctoral researchers by publishing two funding opportunity announcements (FOA) to solicit applications for support of postdoctoral research training and career development.” Estimated to start in December 2016 NINDS will only accept F32 applications from candidates who are within the time window that spans one year before to one year after entering their postdoctoral laboratory. NINDS also intends to issue a FOA to solicit K01 applications from candidates within the second through fourth year of cumulative postdoctoral research experience.

Modified: May 4, 2016

2016 NIH Regional Seminar in Chicago, October 26-28

Each year, the Office of Extramural Research (OER) sponsors the NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration. The 2016 NIH Regional Semiar in Chicago will take place October 26-28 at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel. The seminars are appropriate for grants administrators, researchers new to NIH, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. More details and registration information is available.

Modified: May 4, 2016

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

LIMITED SUBMISSION funding opportunity for early investigators! Please review the detailed instructions. Deadline for internal LOI (including Dept Chair letter) is June 1st!

Modified: May 4, 2016

Spring 2016 CBC Funding Opportunities

CBC invites new applications for the HTS Supplementary Grant programs (last time being offered). Applications due May 27th!

Modified: May 4, 2016

Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship - (Brief) Internal Proposal due May 19th!

This is a limited submission funding opportunity: The Primary Mission of The Hartwell Foundation is to grant awards to individuals for innovative and cutting-edge biomedical applied research that will potentially benefit children. The individuals and children should be citizens of the United States. Internal proposals due to the Office of Research Development by May 19th!

Modified: May 4, 2016

Northwestern Night at the Art Institute of Chicago

Join the Northwestern community for the upcoming Northwestern Night at the Art Institute of Chicago on May 5th from 5pm-8pm. The event allows anyone with a WildCARD (faculty, staff, students, and alumni) and their guests the opportunity to attend the museum for free. This will be a great opportunity to explore the museum and visit the Van Gogh Bedrooms exhibit before it closes on May 10th!

Modified: April 29, 2016

Drinks with the Dean: Chicago Campus

Acting Dean Craig Bina and Associate Dean Hank Seifert invite postdoctoral fellows to The Windsor (Chicago campus) for drinks and appetizers on May 10th, from 5:30-6:30pm. Please join us in informal discussions relevant to postdoctoral training at Northwestern. This event has limited openings, so reserve your spot today!

Modified: April 25, 2016

Cancer Survivors Celebration Walk & 5K

Celebrate the strides the Lurie Cancer Center is making to overcome cancer. The Cancer Survivors Celebration Walk & 5K is a unique opportunity for cancer survivors, families and friends to connect with the physicians, scientists and healthcare providers who support them every step of the way.

Modified: April 25, 2016

Access Session Information from NPA Meeting 2016

The NPA recently hosted a 3-part webinar series focusing on Pathways to the Life Science Industry and it was a great success! You can listen to recordings of each session now available online.

Modified: April 25, 2016

Pathways to the Life Science Industry Webinar

The Keck Graduate Institute recently hosted a 3-part webinar series focusing on Pathways to the Life Science Industry and it was a great success! You can listen to recordings of each session via the links below.

Modified: April 21, 2016

2016 Empowering Women in Science & Engineering (EWISE) Symposium

Registration is now open for Cornell’s biennial EWISE Symposium for faculty, researchers, administrators, postdocs, PhD students, and professionals who are interested in networking and establishing relationships with women and champions of women across the STEM disciplines. Although most symposium participants are from Cornell, this event is open to students and colleagues from other institutions as well. Registration deadline is May 17th.

Modified: April 21, 2016

Networking Skills 101 with Mearah Quinn-Brauner - Evanston Campus

Come sharpen your networking skills to expand your professional networks for increase exposure to job opportunities in the future on April 27th at 12pm on the Evanston campus!

Modified: April 20, 2016

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-2017 Change Makers staff cohort!

Join next year's Change Makers cohort to become an agent of change to create greater inclusion on campus and beyond. Applications are due by May 6th!

Modified: April 20, 2016

Upcoming Opportunities with Bain & Company

Check out upcoming opportunities from Bain & Company: Bain Passports Webinar (April 26th), Advance into Consulting 2016 (Applications due June 1st), Full-time applications (Due August 5th)

Modified: April 20, 2016

T.Z. Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Annual Lecture

Please join the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University for this year's annual Theodore Zev Weiss Lecture on Wednesday, May 11th at 4pm in Harris Hall 107 (1881 Sheridan, Evanston). Professor Eric Sundquist of Johns Hopkins University will deliver the lecture, “Writing the Holocaust."

Modified: April 20, 2016

Leverage Your PhD: Careers in Higher Education Administration

This panel discussion will take place on May 3rd from 530-7pm in TGS Commons (2122 Sheridan, Evanston). Panelists will discuss how their PhD training helps them in their current work as well as things they wished they had known about job seeking while they were in graduate school. They will also share advice about how current PhD students and postdocs can explore careers in higher education administration. The panel will be followed by informal discussion over refreshments.

Modified: April 19, 2016

Career Development Event: Beyond Academia with Dr. John Pham

You are invited to attend a career discussion with Dr. John Pham on Wednesday, April 27 in Cook 3118 from 10:30-11:30 AM on the Evanston Campus. Dr. Pham is a graduate of the IBiS Graduate Program and the current editor of Molecular Cell. He will be discussing his job as an editor and how he made the transition from academia to publishing.

Modified: April 13, 2016

National Science Foundation MPS Directorate Visiting Northwestern April 21

The National Science Foundation Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Directorate is visiting a select number of institutions in 2016, including Northwestern University, to better understand the scientific opportunities, research landscape, and workforces they impact.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Northwestern Computational Research Day

Northwestern's 3rd Annual Computational Research Day will showcase new and innovative computational research at the University. Attend this one-of-a-kind event and learn about the exciting research happening at Northwestern, computational facilities on campus, new ways to conduct research, and find potential collaborations.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching offers a range of opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to think about ways to translate their disciplinary perspectives into effective teaching strategies. Check out upcoming workshops for graduate student and postdoctoral fellows.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Spotlight on Laura Dassama: Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biosciences and Master Brewer

Laura Dassama integrates science into her life both professionally and recreationally: she is a postdoctoral fellow in Rosenzweig Lab, and she uses her scientific insights to brew beer in her free time.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Tax Filing Deadline: April 18

The U.S. tax filing deadline is Monday, April 18, 2016. Non-resident students that received only scholarship/fellowship income in 2015 have until June 15, 2016 to file.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Save the Date: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016, Thursday, April 28

Mark your calendars for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016, Thursday, April 28. Registration opens March 30th!

Modified: April 11, 2016

RSG Research Communication Training Program

Turn great researchers into great communicators. Applications are now being accepted for this summer workshop series, free to TGS graduate students and postdocs. Applications are due May 1.

Modified: April 11, 2016

Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor Applications Now Open!

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will be holding an informational session about the Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor program on April 18th. The Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor applications are due on May 10th.

Modified: April 11, 2016

Congratulations to Awardees!

The second cycle of 2015-16 Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards adminstered by the OPA have been awarded to 30 postdoctoral fellows across both campuses! Congratulations!

Modified: April 6, 2016

Keystone Symposia Scholarships

Keystone Symposia offer scholarships of up to $1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. To apply for a scholarship, you must apply via the Symposia Meetings Page and click the "apply for scholarship" link next to the meeting that you wish to attend. Meetings are coming up in October 2015 and January 2016.

Modified: April 6, 2016

NCATS Eli Lilly Externship Opportunity in Clinical and Translational Sciences

Investigators, trainees and scholars at Northwestern University and other National Center for Advancing Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) programs are invited to apply for the NCATS Eli Lilly Externship Opportunity in Clinical and Translational Sciences. Applications are due April 20th!

Modified: April 6, 2016

NUCATS Pilot Award Program

Funding to accelerate research is now available through the NUCATS pilot award program. Applications for the next round of pilot awards are due on April 22.

Modified: March 16, 2016

Part-time Adjunct Instructors at Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for three part-time adjunct instructors for graduate level chemistry courses taking place in Spring 2016. More information is available.

Modified: March 16, 2016

CIRTL Events & Courses

Check out what programming and resources the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) offers postdocs, including upcoming CIRTLCast sessions on Building a Rewarding Academic Career and an online IDP workshop!

Modified: March 16, 2016

Mentored Discussions of Teaching

Interested in teaching? Then you may be interested in participating in Mentored Discussions of Teaching, which is a one-quarter program designed to generate discussions about teaching. Check out the webpage for more information!

Modified: March 16, 2016

Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program

Application system is now open and will close on March 31st at 5pm for the 2016 Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program! View the OPA Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education (BSEE) webpage for more details.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Master of Science in Law Program Informational Webinar

The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL) program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law prepares students for careers at the intersection of law, business, and technology. Learn more by joining them for their upcoming webinar. They will provide a comprehensive overview of the MSL program, including curriculum, full-time and part-time scheduling, career opportunities, and more.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Free Admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art

Students, faculty, and staff can visit the MCA for free with a valid Wildcard.

Modified: March 15, 2016

One-week Intensive Management Training Course at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive management training course from July 11-16, 2016, at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is sponsoring the 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute (2016 PPI) on June 2-3, 2016 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Coaching Groups for Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development

The National Research Mentoring Netowork (NRMN) continues to offer a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators who are at a later training stage, specifically postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.

Modified: March 14, 2016

English Language Programs Spring Registration

If you are an international postdoc, you may be interested in English language services during your time at Northwestern. The English Language Programs (ELP) offers group courses, individual sessions, and an online software for pronunciation practice.

Modified: March 14, 2016

Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

Save the Date: 2016 AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar: September 15-18, 2016 Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk San Antonio, TX

Modified: March 14, 2016

McKinsey & Company: Summer Insight Programs, MD Workshops

The following are webinar and workshop opportunities presented by McKinsey & Company

Modified: March 3, 2016

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1)

The NUCATS TL1 is a novel training program that seeks to promote interactions among both mentors and trainees in both pediatrics and engineering, in order to encourage creative thinking and new approaches to child-health research problems.

Modified: March 1, 2016

Spring & Fall 2016 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding & Grants Administration

The NIH is pleased to announce that registration is now open for two NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2016.

Modified: February 25, 2016

Longtime Director of the Women's Center, Renee Redd, has retired after 21 years of service to the University

Thank you, Renee, for your commitment and dedication to gender equity and inclusion.

Modified: February 17, 2016

Mentored Discussions of Teaching

Applications are now open for the Mentored Discussions of Teaching programs at the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching.

Modified: February 17, 2016

Job Search Toolbox Info Session

Come to CGSA's Job-Search Toolbox info session where Student Career Advising will show you tools that will help you find the job you’ve always wanted on February 24th at 4pm on the Chicago campus!

Modified: February 16, 2016

GCC Virtual Career Fair

Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair sponsored by Graduate Career Consortium will take place on March 2nd! Postdocs, Ph.D./Master's students & Alumni are invited to attend!

Modified: February 16, 2016

Join the International Office for a Tour of the Block Museum

Friday is going to be 55 degrees and beautiful! Come celebrate the warm weather by joining the International Office for a docent-led tour through the Block Museum.

Modified: February 16, 2016

Submit Your Abstract for Research Day

The 12th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day will be held on April 7. This event is an opportunity to share research with colleagues, find potential new collaborators and explore the exciting research taking place at Feinberg.

Modified: February 11, 2016

Mudd Library Renovation Announcements

As part of a series of construction projects on north campus, the Seeley G. Mudd Library building will close for renovation March 25, and will remain closed until September 2017. The following are the changes that students and faculty can expect on March 25

Modified: February 10, 2016

Michigan AGEP Alliance National Conference-Navigating the Maize Conference

Join the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for the Michigan AGEP Alliance National Conference-Navigating the Maize Conference taking place on March 17-19. Abstracts for the poster session will be accepted until March 4th. More details are available.

Modified: February 3, 2016

Congratulations to Awardees!

The first cycle of 2015-16 Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards adminstered by the OPA have been awarded to 25 postdoctoral fellows across both campuses! Congratulations!

Modified: February 3, 2016

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity: ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes

The Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Program will consider applications directed toward all topics relevant to prevention, treatment and cure of all types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes), diabetes-related disease states (obesity, pre-diabetes, and other insulin resistant states) and the complications of the disease. This is a limited submission opportunity, the mandatory Internal Letter of Intent is due by February 22nd (by midnight). Detailed instructions are available.

Modified: February 2, 2016

AIMBE FDA Scholars Program

AIMBE has partnered with FDA to offer public policy appointments to post doctoral scholars with advanced training in biomedical engineering. Deadline to apply is February 16th!

Modified: February 2, 2016

Dan David Prize Scholarship

The Dan David Prize awards twenty scholarships of USD $15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of exceptional promise in specific fields. More information is available on the program's website. Applications are due March 10th!

Modified: February 2, 2016

NIH NRSA Stipend Changes for FY16

Please note the NIH NRSA Stipend changes for FY16. More information is available.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The application cycle for the 2nd round of Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards adminstered by the OPA will open January 15th and close February 19th!

Modified: January 21, 2016

GCC Virtual Career Fair

SAVE THE DATE: Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair sponsored by Graduate Career Consortium will take place on March 2nd! Postdocs, Ph.D./Master's students & Alumni are invited to attend!

Modified: January 21, 2016

Leveraging your PhD: Drop-in Speed Resume Review Sessions

Representatives from Northwestern Career Advancement and The Graduate School Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be hosting an open walk-in resume review session on both the Evanston (February 17th, 4-530pm, TGS Commons) and Chicago (February 19th, 1130am-1pm, TGS Chicago Office) campuses.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Writing As If You Mean It: Scholars, Books, and the Dream of Usable Scholarship

How do you publish a scholarly book? Hot Off The Press is a lecture/workshop opportunity to learn about the publishing process and network with faculty and graduate students from a variety of disciplines at Northwestern.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellow Lecture - Adam Jakus

Join Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellow Adam Jakus as he discusses 3D-printing technologies in his lecture A 3D-Painted Future: New Materials for Tissue Engineering, Energy, Advanced Structures, and More.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Buffett Forum for Languages and Cultures Language Tables Series

The Buffett Forum for Languages and Cultures will be hosting a series of Language Tables during Winter Quarter and would like to invite the broader Northwestern community of faculty, students and staff to attend. The Language Tables provide an opportunity to gather and converse in one of eight languages in the friendly environment of the PARC Dining Room in the Allison Dining Hall with refreshments provided by the Buffett Forum and the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Northwestern's Employee Tuition Benefits Online Info Session

Northwestern University School of Professional Studies (SPS) and the Northwestern Human Resources Benefits Division will host an Online Information Session for benefits eligible NU employees on January 28th at 12pm. Register to attend!

Modified: January 21, 2016

ASM Grant Writing Webinar Series

Participate in the American Society for Microbiology's new online course, the ASM Grant Writing Institute Online. This 6-part, interactive series provides participants with an overview of the NIH and NSF grant process, including best practices and strategies for developing a successful grant application.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Merck Darmstadt Germany Innovation Cup 2016

Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) will conduct the 6th Merck Innovation Cup Summer Camp from July 3rd-8th. The Innovation Cup brings together a promising new generation of talent in a meeting of the generations with senior Merck managers and researchers and accomplished Merck retirees. Applications are due by January 31st.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Check out the new INVO video series!

Learn How the INVO Commercialization Video Series Can Help You Patent Your Next Great Idea

Modified: January 19, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity - Science Fair Judge

Are you interested in science and looking for an opportunity to volunteering! Sign up to judge students' projects at the Regional Fair at Truman College on February 5th. Light breakfast will be served during judges orientation at 8:30 am on February 5th. Judges will then be given a packet of 5-7 projects to judge during the allotted time (9-12:30). Lunch is also provided.

Modified: January 19, 2016

Open Access Initiative

Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago formed an open access core research facilities partnership. Researchers at these three schools now have acccess to a partner's instrumentation and expertise at no additional charge for an outside user.

Modified: January 6, 2016

Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program

Eli Lilly and Company is pleased to announce the opening of the Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program, a competitive post-doctoral fellowship award. This program is designed to foster post-doctoral career development through the recognition of highly innovative pre-competitive post-doctoral research proposals by providing the recipient with up to 4 years of funding and a unique training experience. See full story for more details. Interested applicants must work closely with their department administrator and grants officer and Dean's level nomination is required. Preliminary proposals are due January 28th!

Modified: January 6, 2016

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grants

Are you a postdoc in the biomedical sciences and need to travel either domestically or internationally to a laboratory to acquire a new research technique or to facilitate a collaboration? Check out this funding opportunity from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Must be US citizen/permanent resident to apply. Deadline is February 1st!

Modified: January 5, 2016

Spotlight on Dr. Monica Laronda: Northwestern PhD and Postdoc

Monica Laronda is a graduate of Northwestern’s Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences (DGP) and is currently a postdoc in Prof. Teresa Woodruff’s lab. She is also the recipient of one of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s prestigious Career Award at the Scientific Interface (CASI) in recognition of her innovative work on engineering a replacement ovary that could restore endocrine functions in cancer survivors, allowing them to go through puberty and have children. Check out the full spotlight on Dr. Laronda!

Modified: January 5, 2016

New NIH Research Training and Career Development Programs Website

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports Research Training and Career Development programs to help prepare individuals for careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. This re-designed website is organized to help you target your particular educational or career stage to find out what programs are available for you. Check it out today and provide feedback to the OPA!

Modified: January 5, 2016

Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging

The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows, who are uniquely capable of translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging. Letter of Intent is due March 3rd!

Modified: January 5, 2016

2016 L'Oréal USA for Women in Science

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers for their outstanding contributions in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Recipients receive up to $60,000 each for their postdoctoral research. Please note: applicants must be American born, naturalized citizen or permanent resident. Applications are due by February 5th.

Modified: January 5, 2016

Fragile X Research Foundation

FRAXA aims to accelerate research directed at finding a specific treatment for fragile X syndrome, with the goal being to bring practical treatment into current medical practice as quickly as possible. There are a limited number of Postdoctoral Fellowships available at a fixed rate of $45,000 per year. Please read more about this opportunity on FRAXA's Grant & Fellowship on the program webpage. Next deadline is February 1st.

Modified: January 5, 2016

The Graduate School - Funding Opportunities

The Graduate School provides funding opportunities for groups/organizations: Professional Development Grants and Catalyst Grants. There are multiple deadlines throughout the year, so be sure to submit your proposals by the appropriate deadline. The next deadline for these grants is January 22nd. Read more about these grant opportunities today.

Modified: January 4, 2016

The Graduate School - Faculty Research Grants

Faculty Research Grants are intended to support the research and creative projects of faculty in fields where there is little or no external funding or start-up money available. Postdocs beyond the first year of appointmen and from Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (social sciences and humanities), School of Communication, School of Education and Social Policy and Bienen School of Music are eligible. The next deadline is January 19th. More infromation is available.

Modified: January 4, 2016

Burrough's Wellcome Fund - Postdoctoral Enrichment

The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. Full details are available here. Application deadline is January 15th.

Modified: January 4, 2016

ASM/CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the ASM/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The goal of this program is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC. Applications are due by January 15th.

Modified: January 4, 2016

2016-2017 IBM Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences

Interested in advancing your postdoctoral training in pure and applied mathematics or theoretical and exploratory computer science at the Watson Research Center near New York City? Applications for this highly-selective fellowship award is now open, and the deadline is January 12th!