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UPDATE June 20, 2016 

Dear Postdocs,

Don't forget to join us at the New Postdoc Welcome this Thursday, June 23 in Wang Room 201. We encourage all recently arrived postdocs to come at 4pm for an introduction and for all postdocs to join us at 5pm for the welcome reception.

Also, do you have any tips you wish you had heard as a new postdoc? Send me your tips for incorporating into our new orientation. 

Katy Flint Ehm
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Events & Classes

  1. New Postdoc Welcome, June 23, 4pm, Reception at 5pm
  2. Send Your Tips for New Postdocs to
  3. ASBMB Free Career Development Webinars, Starting June 14

Jobs & Funding

  1. Research Abroad: Fulbright Scholars & Humboldt Program
  2. ASCB Kaluza Prizes for recent PhDs: Deadline June 30
  3. Join SBU Office of Proposal Development's listserv for new Funding Announcements
  4. Have Thoughts on How Biomedical Graduate Education Could be Improved? Let NIH know.


  1. Have you completed the Postdoc & Research Scientist Info Form?

Events & Classes

1. New Postdoc Welcome, June 23, 4pm, Reception at 5pm
Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for our New Postdoc Welcome on June 23rd. The Welcome offers an introduction to Stony Brook to help recently arrived postdocs maximize their postdoctoral experience. The first part of the welcome will be particularly useful for any postdocs who have joined Stony Brook since January.

All postdocs are encouraged to join us for the reception. Come out to meet your peers and welcome the newest additions to our postdoctoral community.

4:00pm-5:00pm: NEW POSTDOCS
All postdocs who have arrived within the past six months are invited to:
++Discover the unique aspects of being a postdoc at SBU
++Learn about resources & benefits for SBU postdocs
++Meet the staff and faculty who can help you make the most
of your time at Stony Brook

We invite all our postdocs to a reception following the main orientation.
Drop by to meet your colleagues and welcome our newest postdocs.
Refreshments will be served. 

WHERE: Wang Center Room 201


2 Send Your Tips for New Postdocs to

Was there a tip or a piece of information you wish you had heard when you first started your postdoc here at Stony Brook? Send your ideas to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at to help us enhance our new postdoc orientation materials. 

Thank you!!

3 ASBMB Free Career Development Webinars, Next on July 20

The ASBMB is partnering with the NIH's Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training program to pilot a webinar series in summer 2016. Recordings of the webinars will be available here afterward. Registration is free but limited, so register early. Visit the program website for descriptions of each session.

Charting a course to career success  REGISTER
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern 

Building professional relationships:  pragmatic advice for the human scientist  

Wednesday, Aug. 17 | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern

Jobs & Funding

1. Research Abroad: Fulbright Scholars & Humboldt Program

Fulbright Scholars Postdoctoral Program: Deadline August 1

Interested in pursuing some of your research abroad? Consider the Fulbright Scholars program for PhD researchers. They have an extensive database of opportunities.

Postdoctoral Program Deadline: August 1, 2016

For More Information: 
U.S. Postdoc Programs:
U.S. Core Programs:

Humboldt Foundation's The German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow's leaders: Deadline Sept 15

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship is a great opportunity for young leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a project of their choice. The program is targeted at university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil and India who have an international outlook and initial leadership experience. U.S. applications have been down recently, so the odds could be good. 

Deadline: September 15, 2016

For More Information: 
German Chancellor's Fellowship:
Other Research in Germany Programs:

2. ASCB Kaluza Prizes for Recent PhDs: Deadline June 30

The American Society for Cell Biology is offering the Kaluza Prizes supported by Beckman Coulter to honor academic excellence in graduate student research. Please forward this email to those at your institution who are eligible to apply.

All entrants in the competition must be ASCB members who are current graduate students or researchers who received their PhD within two years of this year's application deadline of June 30. Both U.S. and international scientists are welcome to apply. Applicants from previous years who are still within the time window of eligibility may apply again.

Applicants must submit a one-page essay describing their research accomplishments (maximum 600 words) plus a CV in one combined PDF at The application deadline is June 30, 2016.

Deadline: June 30, 2016

For More Information:

3. Join SBU Office of Proposal Development's listserv for new Funding Announcements

Stony Brook's new Office of Proposal Development (OPD) sends out semi-regular listings of many new funding solicitations in a range of disciplines. You can join their announcement group to receive these funding opportunities by visiting the Google group linked below and requesting to join using your stonybrook email address. You can receive them straight to your inbox or visit the group as needed.  Click below to get started. 

OPD Announcements Group:

4. Have Thoughts on How Biomedical Graduate Education Could be Improved? Let NIH know.

The NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) seeks input from the research community on how to catalyze the modernization of biomedical graduate education through NIGMS’s institutional predoctoral training grants program. This Request for Information (RFI) will assist NIGMS in identifying, developing and potentially implementing strategies that will catalyze the modernization of graduate education at the national level to ensure that trainees gain the skills, abilities and knowledge required to be successful in the biomedical research workforce.

Deadline:August 5, 2016



1. Have you completed the Postdoc & Research Scientist Info Form?

You can help Stony Brook's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs maintain our database of postdocs and "non-faculty researchers" by completing our Postdoc and Research Scientist Info Form. Your completion of the form not only helps us with our federal reporting requirements about our postdoctoral population, but also helps us understand whether or not you are a postdoc, enabling us to better serve our community. Keeping our email lists current also will help us to reach you for our postdoc needs assessment survey to be conducted this Fall

If you haven't had a chance to fill it out, you can find it HERE

Thank you!
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