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Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral Education at Stanford


February 1, 2011
Guide to NIH K Awards
Funding Mechanisms, Peer Review and Strategies for Success.
By Sharon Milgram, PhD

Director of the Office of Intramural Training and Education, NIH
pdf graphic presentation available

Stanford offers numerous opportunities for postdoctoral scholars to develop a training program of academic and professional development.  The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) organizes the Scientific Management Series and Postdoc Academic Chats—two distinct series open to postdocs throughout the campus.  Additionally, some opportunities are available to postdocs through the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and through the School of Medicine Career Center or the University’s Career Development Center.

Resources outside of Stanford University

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences Workshop for Postdocs Transitioning to Independent Positions:

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Resources for the Development of Early-Career Scientists.

The e National Institutes of Health Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration: offered each year by the Office of Extramural Research.  These seminars aim to demystify the application and review process, clarify Federal regulations and policies, and highlight current areas of special interest or concern. The seminars are appropriate for grants administrators, researchers new to NIH, and graduate students. Topics include identifying funding opportunities and application preparation through post award administration. Presentations are primarily targeted towards attendees new to the NIH grants process, seeking more information and contacts for the future, grant writing, mapping your career with NIH (including New & Early Stage Investigators, Career Development Timeline, NIH Loan Repayment, and more), working with programs: PreAward and PostAward.  In addition to the formal presentations, the NIH and HHS experts will be on hand during breaks, lunch, and established networking opportunities for you to get your questions answered.  

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