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What’s an individual development plan and why do I need one?

By Wiley Larsen on November 16, 2021

For postdocs who are looking for employment, an IDP can help.

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Apply for travel awards to the National Postdoctoral Association Conference

By Wiley Larsen on November 16, 2021

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer travel awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend the 20th NPA Annual Conference, which will be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, April 1—2

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Get free membership to The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

By Wiley Larsen on November 16, 2021

How does research translate to the classroom? Here in the Postdoc Office, this is something we have been thinking about.  

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Postdoc ideas change the world: Dr. Sally Morton speaks during Postdoc Appreciation Week

By Wiley Larsen on November 16, 2021

ASU’s Executive Vice President for the Knowledge Enterprise Dr. Sally C. Morton was the guest speaker at the annual Postdoc Appreciation Breakfast on September 21, 2021.

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Five questions with postdoc Eduardo Domingos da Silva Freitas

By Wiley Larsen on November 16, 2021

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

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Professional Development and Events

Meet ASU’s first-ever cohort of presidential scholars

By Jenna Nabors on November 2, 2021

The Graduate College is pleased to welcome the inaugural cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows and

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Professional Development and Events

Register for upcoming postdoc events

The Graduate College’s Postdoctoral Affairs Office has a variety of upcoming events to help enrich the experiences of postdocs at ASU.

Events vary from in-person to virtual, or oftentimes both. Registration is required for both event formats. 

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Five Questions with Dr. Medha Dalal who is solving wicked problems

By Wiley Larsen on July 27, 2021

I'm a postdoctoral scholar in the Fulton Schools of Engineering. My research explores ways of thinking that address complex educational challenges and democratize pre-college engineering education.

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Submit your abstract for the 2021 Arizona Postdoctoral Research Conference

By Wiley Larsen on July 20, 2021

For the third year in a row, the ASU Postdoctoral Affairs Office is partnering with the University of Arizona Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to host the annual Arizona Postdoctoral Research Conference. 

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5 lessons on grant writing for postdocs

By Wiley Larsen on July 20, 2021

In June, we wrapped up a series of workshops on Grant Writing, led by Dr. Lisa Nielsen from Purdue University. Before Dr.

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Join a Postdoc Writing Group

By Wiley Larsen on May 6, 2021

Do you have trouble getting motivated to write? Or maybe you’re just so busy in the lab that you feel like you don’t have time? Writing groups can be a great way to get motivated and set aside time for writing!

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Dr. David Shiffman Talks Sharks for Graduate College ASU Open Door Event

By Keith Chandler on March 1, 2021

ASU Open Door, an annual university-wide event, invites the local community, adults and children of all ages, to experience the colleges, departments and organizations of ASU.

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Awards and Funding Opportunities

Apply today for the Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization Awards

By Emily Carman on February 5, 2021

Applications are now open for the 5th annual Knowledge Mobilization Awards, presented by ASU’s Graduate College.

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Postdoc Newsletter Articles

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By Wiley Larsen on November 16, 2021

For postdocs who are looking for employment, an IDP can help.

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Downtown Chicago, featuring the "bean" sculpture
By Wiley Larsen on November 16, 2021

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer travel awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend the 20th NPA Annual Conference, which will be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, April 1—2

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People working together in classroom
By Wiley Larsen on November 16, 2021

How does research translate to the classroom? Here in the Postdoc Office, this is something we have been thinking about.  

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Dr. Sally C. Morton gestures while speaking at the Postdoc Appreciation Breakfast
By Wiley Larsen on November 16, 2021

ASU’s Executive Vice President for the Knowledge Enterprise Dr. Sally C. Morton was the guest speaker at the annual Postdoc Appreciation Breakfast on September 21, 2021.

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Five Questions with Eduardo Domingos da Silva Freitas
By Wiley Larsen on November 16, 2021

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

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By Wiley Larsen on July 27, 2021
I'm a postdoctoral scholar in the Fulton Schools of Engineering. My research explores ways of thinking that address complex educational challenges and democratize pre-college engineering education.
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By Wiley Larsen on July 20, 2021

What books changed your life? 

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Conference room with circular table and people sitting at them with computers. At the front of the room there is a person at a podium and a screen showing a presentation
By Wiley Larsen on July 20, 2021

For the third year in a row, the ASU Postdoctoral Affairs Office is partnering with the University of Arizona Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to host the annual Arizona Postdoctoral Research Conference. 

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Wooden Blocks with a the shape of a man stepping on a new block labeled "grants". There is a magnifying glass over the word "grants"
By Wiley Larsen on July 20, 2021

In June, we wrapped up a series of workshops on Grant Writing, led by Dr. Lisa Nielsen from Purdue University. Before Dr.

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By Wiley Larsen on May 6, 2021

Do you have trouble getting motivated to write? Or maybe you’re just so busy in the lab that you feel like you don’t have time? Writing groups can be a great way to get motivated and set aside time for writing!

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By Wiley Larsen on May 5, 2021

Over the past 13 months, I have barely used the words “COVID” or “Pandemic” at the Graduate College.  We’ve held three conferences online, we’ve transitioned our Lunch & Learn program to Zoom, and we even tried to do a virtual happy hour.  My strategy for the pandemic was

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By Wiley Larsen on May 5, 2021

The ASU Postdoctoral Career Conference, held on March 25, saw over 100 postdocs in attendance from ASU and University of Arizona. This year marked the third annual conference hosted by the Graduate College's Postdoctoral Affairs Office.  

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By Wiley Larsen on October 6, 2020
My wife describes me as “really famous in a tiny part of the world that most people don't care about or know exists.” I'm happy with that level of fame...
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By Wiley Larsen on October 6, 2020

Did you know that you can join the National Postdoctoral Association for free? 

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