Modified: December 13, 2017

Apply for the Michelson Young Investigator Prizes in Immunology & Vaccine Research

The Michelson Medical Research Foundation together with the Human Vaccines Project has established the Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research — Two $150K Prizes for Young Investigators. The Michelson Prizes aim to support young investigators applying innovative research concepts and disruptive technologies to significantly advance the development of future vaccines and immunotherapies for major global diseases. Applicants from disciplines across the biomedical, bioengineering and computer science fields are encouraged. Open for US Citizens and international scholars! Pre-applications are due by February 12.

Modified: November 30, 2017

Women's Center Critical Intersections Symposium

Join the Women's Center in celebrating the Center's 30th Anniversary for the Critical Interventions Symposium taking place on February 28 from 830am-1pm in the Norris University Center. The symposium will feature two panels that reflect on what it means to do intellectual, political, and community work from different locations at Northwestern and beyond.

Modified: November 28, 2017

Winter Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT)

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdoctoral fellows learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields. MDT Winter Applications are now being accepted through December 17.

Modified: September 29, 2017

OPA Orientation & Resource Fair for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites new (and not-so-new) postdoctoral fellows to attend the next orientation and resource fair specifically designed for postdoctoral fellows. If you recently began your training at Northwestern (or still feel like you just began), please consider attending this event! There will be representatives from various offices across campus in attendance in addition to staff from the TGS and the OPA! Refreshments will be served. Join us on October 6th (Chicago) or October 11th (Evanston)! Hope to see you all there!

Modified: July 24, 2017

Banting Fellowship for International Scholars

The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through leadership in a research-intensive career. Canadian and international candidates are eligible to apply for a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Each Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship is valued at $70,000 (taxable) per annum for two years. Apply by September 20th at 7pm.

Modified: July 14, 2017

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Travel Awards

These travel awards provide funding to postdocs and grad students who wish to present their work in the field of cancer research and prevention. The next deadline is November 3.

Modified: June 20, 2017

Request for Applications - Dixon Translational Grants Initiative - Deadline August 14, 2017

The Dixon Translational Research Grants Initiative is seeking proposals for highly innovative, multi- disciplinary clinical and translational research collaborations at Northwestern Medicine to facilitate research that can make a meaningful impact in medical science at a national level. See full story for complete details and eligibility requirements. Applications are due by August 14.

Modified: June 19, 2017

2017 Best Postdoc Mentor Award

This award recognizes senior postdoctoral fellows who help mentor and support the development of researchers. Proteintech is offering a $1000 award and a mentor care package ($100 Visa gift card, notebook, pen, and commemorative mug). The 2017 award nomination cycle will open on June 9 and close on July 9.

Modified: June 19, 2017

Invitation to attend Rush Mentoring Programs Annual Symposium

The deadline to register is August 9th.

Modified: June 7, 2017

Apply Today: CHOP Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute is pleased to announce that the call for applications is now open for its third Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists. This program, taking place on October 11-13, 2017, is an intensive learning experience designed to introduce early career researchers to the principles and fundamental elements of translational research. The application deadline is June 23, 2017 at 12:00pm (ET).

Modified: June 1, 2017

Apply for up to $10,000 to complete your research

NUCATS is accepting applications for pilot awards. Applications are due June 15, 2017.

Modified: June 1, 2017

Alvin H. Baum Clinical Simulation Research Grants Initiative - Deadline: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Attached please find the request for proposals for this program and note that the submission deadline is Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Modified: June 1, 2017

New GeoBlue Plan for Employees – no Upfront Payment Required

Effective January 1, 2017, faculty and staff traveling abroad for university purposes are automatically covered by Northwestern's new business travel insurance program, provided by GeoBlue.

Modified: May 24, 2017

Teaching Portfolio Boot Camp 2017

Learn how to create a compelling teaching portfolio starting on June 22nd at Hardin Hall!

Modified: May 10, 2017

Teaching Portfolio Boot Camp

Creating an effective teaching statement and teaching portfolio can be challenging, but they are increasingly important parts of preparing for the job market. At the end of the three-day boot camp, you should have a teaching portfolio that accurately reflects your teaching goals and motivations, and best communicates and evidences your teaching to prospective employers.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Graduate and Postdoc Workshop: Active Participation in Lecture and Discussion Classes

Conventional wisdom about innovative pedagogy holds that lecture = bad and discussion = good. This workshop will push back somewhat against these assumptions and offer strategies to break out of the traditional lecture/discussion binary. We will provide participants with strategies they can use to encourage active participation and engagement in both large and small courses.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Call for Application – Fellowships at the Zukunftskolleg

The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Konstanz (Germany) for the promotion of outstanding postdoctoral researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Modified: May 9, 2017

Save the Date: Celebrate Holi on Sunday, May 14

Join NUPF and Northwestern's South Asian Student Association to celebrate Holi on May 14th at the Deering Meadow, Evanston. Updates on time and details to come.

Modified: May 4, 2017

BioSurvival Skills: Job Search Series

BioProfessionals and the Chicago Graduate Student Association are pleased to present a new BioSurvival Skills Job Search Series. In a series of 4 monthly workshops, stages of the non-academic job search will be covered, beginning with exploring careers and ending with interviewing for jobs. Mark your calendars for all 4!

Modified: May 4, 2017

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. The session will also help mentors of summer undergraduate students to develop a "personal style" for mentoring, recognize strengths, and develop a network with other summer mentors.

Modified: May 4, 2017

NUPF Workshop Series: The Art of Writing Research Statement

Broaden your ideas and prepare for your academic career by improving your research statement, and learn how to write successful statement. In this workshop, you will learn about the structure and characteristics of a successful research statement, and ways how to refine your draft to capture your research ideas and be able to tailor your statement to different career opportunities.

Modified: April 28, 2017

Announcing the NPA's Career Center!

The National Postdoctoral Association just launched a new career center that is free for job seekers to use! Check out the latest openings!

Modified: April 27, 2017

Save the Date: NUPF May Meet-up @ Civic Orchestra on May 8th

Save the Date: The next NUPF meetup will be on May 8th at the Civic Ochestra. The program for the evening is Beethoven (Overture to Egmont), Brahms (Variations on a Theme by Haydn), & Mendelssohn (Symphony #5). More info will follow soon!

Modified: April 26, 2017

Learn how to prepare a budget for an industry sponsored clinical trial

Attend Budget Development Training for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials to learn about the components and process of developing a study budget.

Modified: April 26, 2017

May Classes at Galter Health Sciences Library

The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of May.

Modified: April 20, 2017

Consulting Career Trek with NCA

Northwestern Career Advancement is accepting applications from postdoctoral fellow to join colleagues on a Consulting Career Trek. Explore the field of consulting through an advanced degree lens. Participants will be going to the Chicago offices of both McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group to learn more about different roles within management consulting, the recruiting process, and connect with industry professionals. Event specifics are as follows:

Modified: April 19, 2017

Deadline Extended! RSG Research Communication Training Program for Summer 2017 - Application closes April 22

Deadline Extended! The RSG research communication training application deadline has been extended to April 22! This research communication training program is offered during the summer on the Evanston and Chicago Campuses.

Modified: April 13, 2017

2017 Teaching Certificate Program Applications Now Open!

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will be holding an informational session about the Teaching Certificate Program on April 26 at the Searle Center in Evanston. The Teaching Certificate Program application is due on May 12.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Gates Foundation Global Health Fellow

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program (GHP) harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in poor countries. They focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Where proven tools exist, they support sustainable ways to improve their delivery. Their strategies are supported by functional teams that focus on Discovery and Translational Sciences, Vaccine Development, and Integrated Development. Candidates will be reviewed in May and applicants should submit materials no later than April 23rd. Final decisions will be made in June and start dates will be rolling throughout the remainder of 2017.

Modified: April 12, 2017

Change Makers Applications Are Now Open!

The Women's Center is proud to solicit applications for the fifth cohort of the Change Makers program. This program is an opportunity for Northwestern staff to learn from each other's experiences and to gain insight and understanding from varying unique identities. Change Makers become part of a growing community empowered to become effective agents of change at both Northwestern and at home.

Modified: April 12, 2017

Opportunities for students & postdocs at 2017 SACNAS

Two exclusive opportunities are now open to students and postdocs for 2017 SACNAS: Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations. Travel Scholarship deadline is April 14! Presentation deadline is April 28!

Modified: April 10, 2017

Two X Chromosomes in Academia – May Event

The Women’s Health Research Institute is hosting a Two X Chromosomes in Academia event: Coffee and Conversation, on May 2 at 3:15 PM in the Cohen Commons Dining Room, Technological Institute, Room L-482 (2145 Sheridan Rd, 4th Floor North). This event is open to all students, postdocs, faculty and staff. Consider registering now as space is limited.

Modified: April 7, 2017

Industry Career Event

The Graduate Women in Science Chicago Chapter and UIC Graduate Women in Chemistry would like to invite students, faculty, and staff to their Industry Career event on April 27, 2017 at Goethe Institut, Chicago, IL starting at 6 PM.

Modified: April 7, 2017

Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication

WGBH is looking for experienced science journalists, science media producers, or working scientists “with a commitment” to science communication to apply for the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication.

Modified: April 7, 2017

Keck Graduate Institute's Academic Programs

If you're interested in leading the applied life sciences into the future--in bioinformatics, product development, project management, regulatory and clinical affairs, sales and marketing, and other fields--you may be interested in discovering more about Keck Graduate Institute's academic programs.

Modified: April 7, 2017

NUPF Cultures & Cuisines @ Venezuelan Bowl - April 27

Cultures & Cuisines goes Venezuelan! Come and join NUPF at Venezuelan Bowl (2436 N Lincoln Avenue, 60614 IL), on April 27 at 6:30 pm.

Modified: April 7, 2017

NUPF April Meet-up @ Block Museum, April 13

Meet the NUPF for a free guided tour to explore Northwestern's Block Museum of Art on April 13th at 6pm.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Women's Health Research Monthly Forum April 2017

The Women's Health Research Institute at Northwestern University Presents: Sex Differences in Maternal Phenotype, Maternal Metabolites and Newborn Metabolites in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study European Cohort.

Modified: April 6, 2017

DIA Drug Development and Life Sciences Career Fair

The Drug Information Association (DIA) will be hosting its first ever complimentary Career Fair. During this public event, you will be able to mingle with leading employers in the clinical and product development space who will be showcasing their career opportunities available within their organizations.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Conversations with President Schapiro

Northwestern University's Staff Advisory Council (NUSAC), Faculty Senate, and the Office of the President invite you to this year's Conversations with President Morton Schapiro.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Falling Walls Lab New York

The German Center for Research Innovation will be hosting Falling Walls Lab New York on September 14, 2017.

Modified: April 6, 2017

CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop: Engaging STEM Students with Active Learning*

STEM courses have the challenge of transmitting a large amount of content in very limited time! And so, integrating active learning into courses can be particularly difficult to manage, but critical to students' understanding and integration of complex concepts. This workshop provides strategies for weaving active learning into lecture-based classes.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Workshop: Larva, Chrysalis, Butterfly: Designing and Implementing Rubrics (Part 2)

Concrete expectations for complex tasks, feedback focused on process and student growth, efficient and robust evaluation tools: a good rubric can make you run faster, jump higher, and assess with the best. This pair of workshops will focus on the elements of rubric design and implementation—from analyzing assessment tasks, to selecting appropriate rubric structures, to drafting and adapting rubrics for classroom use. Batteries not included.

Modified: April 6, 2017

CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop: If you are using one teaching technology in your class, it should be clickers*

Clickers, which go by more formal names like Audience Response Systems (ARS), have both supporters and detractors among faculty and students. A strong supporter will lead this workshop and discuss the several benefits of clickers for both the instructor and the class, and what the detractors are missing.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Workshop: Strategies for Engaging Student-Student and Student-Teacher Conflict at Northwestern

This workshop will give graduate students and postdocs a chance to grapple with scenarios and strategies to develop personalized tools for managing conflict.

Modified: April 5, 2017

BioSurvival Skills Job Search Series: Networking and Informational Interviewing

BioProfessionals and CGSA are pleased to present the second workshop in our Job Search Skills series, Networking and Informational Interviewing.

Modified: April 3, 2017

Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program

Applications are being accepted for participation in Kellogg's Business for Scientists Executive Education program taking place July 11th-15th on Northwestern's Chicago campus. The application deadline has been extended to April 10 at 5pm. Please review program information and application instructions in detail on the OPA BSEE program webpage.

Modified: April 3, 2017

2017 Business for Scientists Executive Education Program

The 2017 Business for Scientists Executive Education program application is now open. Applications are due by April 10 (deadline extended). Recommender letters are due by April 24 (deadline extended).

Modified: April 3, 2017

OPA Orientation & Resource Fair for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites new (and not-so-new) postdoctoral fellows to attend the next orientation and resource fair specifically designed for postdoctoral fellows. If you recently began your training at Northwestern (or still feel like you just began), please consider attending this event! There will be representatives from various offices across campus in attendance in addition to staff from the TGS and the OPA! Refreshments will be served. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Modified: March 29, 2017

Northwestern Computational Research Day: Poster Competition

Attention postdocs! There is still time to participate in the Northwestern Computational Research Day 2017 research symposium. The deadline to submit a poster abstract is April 7, 2017.

Modified: March 24, 2017

Upcoming Classes Next Month at the Galter Library

Hello! The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of April

Modified: March 23, 2017

NUPF Coffee Hour, April 5, 3-4 pm

Spring is here! Time to wake up from winter hibernation and join NUPF at the monthly coffee hour taking place on April 5th from 3-4 pm (locations on both campuses).

Modified: March 22, 2017


Are you curious about transitioning into a career in data science? Do you want to hear more about the data science field or learn how to acquire the skills needed to become a data scientist in industry? Then you should join our first Northwestern Data Science Career Evening Workshop, which will feature both data science training programs and industry representatives from a variety of sectors. You will learn about some of Chicago's data science activities, which provide opportunities to develop and demonstrate your skills. You will hear about the work of the data scientist in different industries and have opportunity to interact with industry representatives.

Modified: March 22, 2017

Creating Effective Learning Communities

Learning communities are valuable because they bring people together for shared learning, discovery, and the generation of knowledge. This workshop will help graduate students and postdocs describe the relative value of learning communities and identify the characteristics of successful learning communities in either teaching or research settings. In the first workshop, participants explore research findings in guided discussion and describe the characteristics of effective learning communities. Between the first and second session, participants use a rubric to observe a learning community in action, returning to share their observations and collaboratively develop action plans for improvement and development.

Modified: March 22, 2017

FSM Mentor Development Workshop

More than 500 Feinberg faculty members have learned tools for managing their mentoring relationships during Mentoring Development Workshops. The next workshop is May 2nd from 9am -12pm. Attendees will learn about maintaining effective communication, establishing expectations and promoting professional development. All faculty mentors and mentees who have not previously attended are welcome.

Modified: March 21, 2017

Chicago campus: Latin Meet & Greet on March 22

The second LATIN MEET & GREET will take place, WEDNESDAY MARCH 22 from 4:30-7pm at the HYATT (633 N Saint Clair St, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60611). Please invite other Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Latino-identified/interested students, postdocs, residents, fellows, and faculty!

Modified: March 15, 2017

Youth Mentoring Opportunity - Science Club

Science in Society is seeking postdocs, grad students and/or staff to volunteer at an after-school science mentorship program called Science Club. This Science in Society initiative, now in its 9th year, is designed to spark middle school kids' interest in science and teach "scientific habits of mind" through challenging, hands-on science and engineering investigations. The program serves ~120 youth weekly, with sessions led by ~ 60graduate student and staff mentors. If you are well versed in basic concepts in chemistry, physics, and/or biology, and excited about the prospect of inspiring the next generation of scientists, please complete the online application form.

Modified: March 15, 2017

CHIentist Spring Happy Hour

CHIentist is hosting its Spring Happy Hour- come meet like-minded professionals and academics in various facets of the Life Sciences. Expand your network, have a drink, and become part of a larger community. Space for this event is limited- to RSVP, go HERE.

Modified: March 15, 2017

Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: An Intensive Course for Students and Postdocs

The course will introduce you to the skills you need to thrive in industry and will expose you to the culture, organizational structures, and practices of life science companies through MBA-style case-based classroom experiences, networking, professional development workshops, and a team-based project. The deadline to apply is April 17. For more information, and to apply, go HERE.

Modified: March 15, 2017

Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award

The Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award consists of three-to-five years of funding allocated to an independent investigator at a host institute in Italy. The program is aimed at young and talented scientists, to enable them to contribute significantly to their areas of research. Funding will become available July 1, 2018. Applications are due July 15.

Modified: March 15, 2017

Awards & Recognition Ceremony 2017

Postdocs are invited to join us on March 28 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Hilton Orrington-Evanston to celebrate the 2017 Awards and Recognition recipients (including many fellow postdocs). The event will feature music, appetizers, and drinks.

Modified: March 13, 2017

Seven Minutes of Science

What happens when an actor, Medill and Kellogg professors, and a strategic communications consultant all work with a group of researchers for 10-weeks? Find out by attending “Seven Minutes of Science” and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Northwestern!

Modified: March 9, 2017

Thomas Jefferson Fund - 2017 Call for Proposals

The Thomas Jefferson Fund team is delighted to announce that the 2017 Call for Proposals from the Thomas Jefferson Fund is now open. This new program, launched by the Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation with the support of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, aims to encourage and support cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and foster forward-looking collaborative research projects.

Modified: March 8, 2017

McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders 2017

McKinsey & Company invites female students and experienced professionals across North America to be inspired and make a difference! McKinsey passionately believes in developing outstanding female leaders and promoting gender diversity, both at the firm and in the world at large. McKinsey invites you to take the next step of your own leadership journey by applying to join them for their Next Generation Women Leaders 2017 event, to be held June 15-17, 2017 outside of Washington, DC. Applications are due by March 23rd.

Modified: March 8, 2017

Upcoming Events from Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance and the Boston Consulting Group

Upcoming Events from Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance and the Boston Consulting Group

Modified: March 2, 2017

Bain Curious About Consulting Event

Bain is hosting an event for AD students. Check out the attached information and flyer for more details.

Modified: March 2, 2017

LIMITED SUBMISSION: American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program

Pathway to Stop Diabetes is a bold, innovative initiative designed to radically transform diabetes research. Our Vision is simple yet revolutionary: find a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity, and provide them with freedom, autonomy, and the financial and professional resources to set them on the road to breakthrough discoveries. Eligible applicants must currently be in research training positions (post-doctoral fellow, research fellowship), have authorization to work in U.S. or U.S. possessions and have no more than seven years of research training following terminal doctoral degree. Applicants cannot concurrently hold an NIH K99/R00 grant. This is a limited submission funding opportunity, please read the limited submission guidelines. The letter of intent is due March 20.

Modified: March 2, 2017

The CIRTL Network Upcoming March Events and Workshops

The CIRTL Network is committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education. For more information about the CIRTL Network, visit us on the web at

Modified: February 24, 2017

Workshop: Evidence-Based Strategies for Implementing Group Work in STEM*

When instructors bring more active learning into the classroom, they often try implementing group work. However, implementing group work well is a tricky task. Focusing on enhancing community and inclusivity in the classroom, this interactive workshop will include evidence-based tips for implementing group-worthy activities, forming groups, and dealing with the common challenges of facilitating group work.

Modified: February 24, 2017

Workshop: Writing a Teaching Statement

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering the following workshops open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited; registration is required.

Modified: February 24, 2017

Galter Library Classes Offered for the Month of March

The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of Marc. More information in post.

Modified: February 23, 2017

2017 Business for Scientists Executive Education Program Information Session

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, The Graduate School and the Kellogg School of Management are offering Northwestern University postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to participate in Kellogg’s Business for Scientists Executive Education program. There will be an information session on February 27th from 4:30 to 5:30pm in the Gray Seminar Room on the Chicago Campus (Lurie Research Buildling, 303 E. Superior).