We will hold our next New Postdoc Welcome on June 15th. I hope you'll drop by to meet
our newest additions to our postdoctoral community! I've also included some other
resources below, including a new grant opportunity from LIBH for taking your innovations
on the road to commercialization.
May the Fourth Be With You!
Best, Katy Flint Ehm Director, IREP Office and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for our
New Postdoc Welcome. The Welcome offers an introduction to Stony Brook to help recently arrived postdocs
maximize their postdoctoral experience. All postdocs who have joined us since January
are particularly encouraged to attend.
3:00pm-4:00pm: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
4:00pm-5:00pm: NEW AND CONTINUING POSTDOCS 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.
2.Register Now for Fall Communicating Science Courses
Through a special arrangement with the Alda Center for Communicating Science, postdocs
may sign up through the Postdoc Office to take the Alda Center's nationally-renowned
communicating science classes for FREE. Space is limited, with two postdoc spots in
each section of most courses. Postdocs may only take one course per semester.
JRN 501: Distilling Your Message Section 1:
FULL Section 2:
Two spots leftFULL
JRN 503: Improvisation for Scientists Section 1: One spot left Section 2:
Two spots leftFULL
Other grad courses still available, but require having taken JRN 501 or 503.
To Register: Email the Postdoc Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred course and
section. Placement is first come, first served. All registrants are expected to attend
and participate in every session.
Jobs & Funding
1.Fulbright Offers Postdoc Fellowships for Research Abroad, Deadline: Aug 1
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards are grants of varying length to support research
abroad for recent PhDs in all disciplines.
Grants are available in many countries, for example, The University of Newcastle
in Australia enables postdoctoral candidates from the U.S to undertake research at
UON, New South Wales, Australia and focus on building critical bilateral relationships
2.Traveling to a Conference This Summer? Apply for an OPA Travel Award
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Travel Award can reimburse 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 postdoctoral supervisor's budget, or other sources of support.
Deadline:You may apply at any time, but it must be
at least ONE FULL MONTH before travel takes place.
Eligibility:All postdocs may apply. If your title is different from Postdoctoral Associate, Senior
Postdoctoral Associate or Postdoc Fellow, your supervisor must certify that you are
3.Long Island Biosciences Hub Grants to Commercialize Innovations, Deadline: June 1
The Center for Biotechnology, in collaboration with Stony Brook University, Cold Spring
Harbor Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Feinstein Institute for Medical
Research, have formed the Long Island Biosciences Hub (LIBH). A principal goal of
the LIBH is to foster the development of therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices
and research tools emerging from the four partner institutions that address diseases
within the broad mission of NIH: http://centerforbiotechnology.org/center-for-biotech-receives-nih-award-to-develop-a-bioscience-hub/
Request for Proposals: Two specific funding programs have been designed to help
faculty, physicians, surgeons, medical fellows, and postdocs develop their academic innovations toward commercial goals. The RFP and forms for
the funding programs can be found on the Center for Biotechnology website :
Deadline for submission: June 1st, 2017.All proposal should be submitted through the online portal HERE.
Free Affiliate Membership with National Postdoctoral Association
Stony Brook is a sustaining institutional member of the National Postdoctoral Association
(NPA), which entitles all of our graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff to
a free affiliate membership.
The NPA is a member-driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a unique,
national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Since 2003, the NPA has worked to enhance
the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the United States, providing leadership
in addressing the many issues confronting the postdoctoral community that are national
in scope and requiring action beyond the local level.
Affiliate Member Benefits:
Subscription to NPA e-alerts, a periodic news announcement, and The POSTDOCket, the
NPA’s now bi-monthly newsletter
Reduced registration fees to the NPA Annual Meeting & eligibility for the NPA travel
Access to members-only NPA web content
Access to NPA member groups to connect & network with fellow NPA members
Discounts to some services and products.
Opportunities to serve and contribute your expertise on a variety of NPA committees