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Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum

The Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF) is an organization focused on creating a community among Northwestern University (NU) postdocs across all disciplines, while sharing postdoc-specific resources for career and personal development. NUPF works to build partnerships and increase inter-departmental communications, creating an open forum for all postdoctoral fellows to address the needs of their community.

**NEW! Resource Guide for International Postdocs**

Are you an international postdoc new to Northwestern University?  NUPF now offers a resource guide to get you oriented to Chicago and to Northwestern.  Click on the link below for information on a range of topics including how to find housing, transportation, benefits offered, and funding.


Featured Upcoming Events



Abstract submission is now CLOSED but REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the Third Annual NUPF Research Symposium: Sharing Knowledge, Driving Innovation. This yearly event brings together postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, faculty, and staff from the Northwestern community and beyond to network and learn about the depth of research at Northwestern.

This year’s symposium will be focused on the theme of research communication and will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Rebecca Daugherty, Assistant Director of Science in Society at Northwestern, poster presentations, oral presentations, headshots by a professional photographer, and a networking reception.

Additionally, oral presenters will have the opportunity to submit their presentation as a NUPF-sponsored entry for the EURAXESS Science Slam 2015. If selected by EURAXESS, the presenter will get the opportunity to compete for a one-of-a-kind networking trip to Europe in spring 2016!

Participation in the poster session or postdoctoral talks is not required; deadline for non-presenter registration is August 25th.  Please visit the 2015 NUPF Symposium webpage for more information about the symposium and to register!


NUPF Happy Hour

August 20th 6:00-9:00pm 52Eighty Rooftop Lounge

Join us for some midweek libations while enjoying a great outdoor rooftop!  Grab a drink and socialize with your fellow postdocs! Light appetizers will be served.

Click >>>HERE<<< For more info!



Due to unforseen events this months coffee hours will be cancelled.


Oktoberfest with NUPF

Mark your calendar: it's Oktoberfest! The second edition of NUPF's "Cultures & Cuisines" will be held on Thursday, September 24th, from 7:00-9:30 PM at Chicago Brauhaus (4732 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625). Come and join us for a traditional German evening! RSVP and more details to follow.



For a full listing of NUPF events click here!