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Provost's Postdoctoral Lecture Series

The OPA sponsors the Provost's Postdoctoral Lecture Series which is an opportunity for Postdocs to showcase their research conducted at either Stony Brook University or Brookhaven National Laboratory to the campus community. Lectures are for 45 minutes and are held during the fall and spring semesters at Stony Brook. Postdocs are also given the opportunity to receive feedback on their presentations from faculty involved in related research. Any Postdoctoral Scholar who has been in his/her position for more than one year and has the approval of his/her PI is eligible. Interested Postdocs must fill out an application and submit by May 1 for fall lectures - by December 1 for spring lectures. All applications are reviewed and approved by a selection committee. For questions, email


Howard Hughes Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship

Howard Hughes Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships are available through the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at Stony Brook University. If you think your Postdoc may benefit from time in the classroom, this is an excellent opportunity for him/her to gain valuable teaching experience. Your Postdoc must have an outstanding research record; an outstanding academic record; a commitment to excellent teaching; and an intent to apply for a tenure-track position.

Each fellowship is $3,000 and requires the following for application:

  • An essay on professional goals
  • A letter of support from his/her research mentor
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Interview

If you feel your Postdoc meets the above criteria and you would like him/her to take advantage of this opportunity, the application needs to be completed and mailed to Judy Nimmo, Dept. of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, 094 Life Sciences Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5233.


Teaching/Mentoring Opportunities

There are several opportunities for Postdocs to teach and mentor undergraduates and high school students through the Undergraduate Colleges Freshman 101 courses and through the Women In Science and Engineering program. Please see teaching/mentoring opportunities on the events tab for more information.


Stony Brook Postdoc Travel Awards

The Postdoc Travel Award reimburses travel costs associated with national or international scientific or professional conferences or meetings, up to a maximum of $1,500. Funds are awarded based on the significance of the conference to the Postdoc’s career and require that the Postdoc present results at the event. Funds must be used for travel expenses that cannot be supported by departmental resources, the supervisor/PI’s budget, or other sources of support. For more information about the travel awards, click here.


NYAS Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

The New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists acknowledge and celebrate the excellence of the most noteworthy young scientists and engineers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The Awards recognize highly innovative, impactful, and interdisciplinary accomplishments in the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering with unrestricted financial prizes for both finalists and awardees. Please note all submissions for Postdocs must be sent through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Annual deadlines are usually in early February. See Blavatnik Awards for more information.


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