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UPDATE October 4, 2016 

Dear Postdocs,

Our next Planning Your Path to a Satisfying Career workshop will be held next week, Thurs, Oct 13, from 3:30-5:00pm. Join us to develop or update your IDP. 

Also, the designated postdoc spots in the Alda Center communicating science courses are now open for Spring registration. Contact me to register at no cost. First come, first served.
 

Best,
Katy Flint Ehm
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
postdocs@stonybrook.edu

 Events & Classes

  1. Workshop: Planning Your Path to a Satisfying Career, Oct 13, 3:30-5:00pm
  2. Lecture, Lunch & Discussion with Lenny Cassuto on Grad Education and the Changing Career Landscape, Rescheduled: Oct 25th
  3. Workshop: Interviewing when English is NOT your primary language, Oct 28, 1pm
  4. Workshop: Schmooze or Lose: How to Thrive in Social Settings, Nov 1, 4pm
  5. Communicating Science Spring Courses Open for Postdoc Registration

Jobs & Funding

  1. HHMI Postdoc/Faculty Transition Fellowship for Fostering Diversity in Life Sciences, Due: Feb 15, 2017
  2. Insight Data Fellows 7-Week Postdoc Program, Applications Due: Oct 24
  3. AAUW Fellowship Deadlines Approaching this Fall
  4. NIH Loan Repayment Program Open for Applications

Events & Classes


1.  Workshop: Planning Your Path to a Satisfying Career, Oct 13, 3:30-5:00pm
 
PLANNING YOUR PATH TO A SATISFYING CAREER
A guided workshop for graduate students and postdocs on 
goal setting, career planning and career exploration.
 

 
When:  Thursday, October 13, 2016, 3:30pm—5:00pm 
Where:  Wang Center Room 201

This guided workshop will help graduate students and postdocs develop strategies for professional growth by:
  • Learning strategies to explore a range of careers
  • Identifying interests and skills relevant to their career goals
  • Developing an action plan to strengthen skills and pursue their ideal career
  • Preparing or updating their Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Participants will leave with a draft of their written career plan for the upcoming year. 

For more information and to register,  visit 
www.stonybrook.edu/irep/planningyourpath  or 
contact IREP Office Director Kathleen Flint Ehm at  irep@stonybrook.edu.



ALSO! Mark your calendar for the follow-up workshop,  Planning Your Path: Using Your Professional Network Effectively , on Nov 7th, 3:30pm

 
2   Lecture, Lunch & Discussion with Lenny Cassuto on Grad Education and the Changing Career Landscape, Rescheduled: Oct 25th

The Provost's Lecture by Leonard Cassuto on "Changing Graduate Education for the 21st Century" has been rescheduled to October 25 at 4pm. Professor Cassuto will also meet with graduate students and postdocs for an informal discussion and luncheon starting at 11am that day.   

11:00am to 12:00pm      Graduate Student & Postdoc Discussion
Humanities Institute, HUM 1008
Current graduate students and postdocs are invited to discuss the changing career landscape and how to maximize the value of your graduate training.

 
12:00pm
to 1:00pm
     Luncheon
Humanities Institute, HUM 1008 
Students, postdocs, faculty & staff are invited. 

 
4:00pm      Provost’s Lecture: Changing Graduate Education for the 21st Century
HUM 1006 
Reception to follow in HUM 1008

This is an open event.



For more information,  visit www.stonybrook.edu/irep/cassuto

Co-sponsors: The Office of the Provost, the IREP Office, and the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook.

3   Workshop: Interviewing when English is NOT your primary language, Oct 28, 1pm

Will your communication skills might negatively impact you during an interview?
Participate in this workshop with Anne Marie Strauss, founder and president of iSpeakClearly, and learn how to improve public speaking skills. Strauss is speech-language pathologist and specializes in accent modification.

When:  Friday, October 28, 2016, 1 to 2:30 PM
Where:  Career Center, W0550 Melville Library

For more information and to register via Handshake:
https://stonybrook.joinhandshake.com/events/21089/share_preview

Questions and to Register without Handshake:  Contact Alfreda James, Assistant Director, Career Center at  alfreda.james@stonybrook.edu

Sponsored by the Career Center
 

4   Workshop: Schmooze or Lose: How to Thrive in Social Settings, Nov 1, 4pm

The IREP Office and the Center for Inclusive Education present the next installment in our Practical Professional Skills series: 


 

5   Communicating Science Spring Courses Open for Postdoc Registration





Postdoc registration is now open for Spring 2017 Communicating Science courses. Postdocs may sign up through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to take one Communicating Science course a semester without cost. There are only two postdoc spots in each section of eligible courses, first come, first served. 

The Alda Center method helps scientists distill their research and connect with any audience, from peers in other fields to policymakers to family members. Introductory courses are: JRN 501: Distilling Your Message, and JRN 503: Improv for Scientists. Alumni of these courses are encouraged to continue their training with the subsequent courses in the series on Engaging Key Audiences, Social Media, and other topics. 

TO SIGN UP:  

1. REVIEW the Spring 2017 course schedule and select your preferred class and section.

2. EMAIL the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at postdocs@stonybrook.edu with your course preference ASAP. 
 

Jobs & Funding


1. HHMI Postdoc/Faculty Transition Fellowship for Fostering Diversity in  Life Sciences, Due: Feb 15, 2017

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's newly announced  Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is a transition award for early-career scientists in the life sciences. The award seeks seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. 

Fellows will receive postdoctoral training support of $80,000 annually for up to four years, followed by support of $270,000 annually for up to four years as independent faculty, if eligible. The program includes opportunities for career development, including mentoring and active involvement in the HHMI scientific community.

Eligible Applicants:

  • Individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences at the career stages targeted by this program, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 
  • PhD and/or MD (or equivalent) by the start of the grant term.
  • No more than 12 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date.
  • Any citizenship or nationality who have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow at a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017, 3 p.m. (ET)

For more information & to apply: 
http://www.hhmi.org/programs/hanna-h-gray-fellows-program


2. Insight Data Science Fellows 7-Week Postdoc Program, Applications Due: Oct 24

An intensive 7 week postdoctoral training fellowship bridging the gap between academia & data science. The program has sites in New York, Silicon Valley, and an online version. There is no tuition cost and they offer limited need-based scholarships to defray expenses for Fellows during the seven week program. 

Program Dates: Begins January 17, 2017

Application Deadline: October 24, 2016  

For more information & to apply: 
http://insightdatascience.com/


3. AAUW Fellowship Deadlines Approaching this Fall

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) works to promote equity and education for women and girls, with a special emphasis on fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. It offers a series of fellowships for postdoctoral study for women, including international women and women transitioning back into the workforce. 

Application Deadlines: Vary throughout the Fall. See AAUW website for a specific fellowship.   

For more information & to apply: 
http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/

For advising on your AAUW application: Contact SBU External Fellowship Advisor Jen Green at jennifer.green@stonybrook.edu
 

4. NIH Loan Repayment Program Open for Applications

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The program offers PhDs, MDs and other equivalent doctorates repayment of up to $35,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a two-year commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research.

Eligibility: U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, or Permanent Residents with an eligible doctoral degree and eligible debt. For more information on eligibility:  https://www.lrp.nih.gov/eligibility-programs

For more information & to apply:  https://www.lrp.nih.gov/

Application Deadline: November 15, 2016   

 

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