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  • Individual Development Plan (IDP)  An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a valuable planning document that gives students and postdoctoral scholars an opportunity to effectively set goals and identify career paths for the future. The AAAS template is located here:  myIDP.  Or check out the American Chemical Society model here:  ChemIDP.  The ASU/NIH version can be found here:  NIH-IDP
  • Update to Parental Leave for Postdocs, Graduate RAs/TAs  Postdoctoral scholars, graduate research assistants, and graduate teaching assistants who have completed at least one academic year of service are eligible for up to six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child. If both parents are postdoctoral scholars or graduate students with a .50 FTE RA/TA appointment, effective immediately, both eligible parents may receive the accommodation. Previously only one eligible parent was able to receive paid parental leave.  Please read the details here.  
  • Skysong Innovations Faculty/Postdoc Startup Accelerator - The 2019 contest is open now. Every ASU startup with a completed license agreement before June 30, 2019 (also the application deadline) is eligible to apply. Up to six winners may be selected for seed investments from a total prize pool of up to $150,000. Learn more here.  
  • Venturewell E-Teams Grants  Venturewell E-Teams Grants  A multidisciplinary group of students and faculty working together to bring an invention to market. Accepts E-Team Program applications three times a year.  
  • NSF I-Corps  NSF I-Corps prepares engineers and scientists to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory, and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded.
  • KED Proposal Writing Workshops If you need a little guidance on your next grant proposal, check out the videos of recent ASU grant proposal workshops here.
  • Looking for a Postdoc Position? Check out the Postdocs page on www.pathwaystoscience.org and click "Search Postdoc Positions" to find over 150 postdoc fellowships, positions, and professional development opportunities
  • Knowledge Mobilization Studio (KM)  The Knowledge Mobilization Studio (KM) is a one-credit course offered in the spring and designed to provide graduate students and postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to learn and use a knowledge mobilization (KM) framework, using their own scholarship and/or content from their disciplines. For more information, contact Jennifer.Cason@asu.edu
  • ASU Research Academy  Visit the ASU Research Academy researchacademy.asu.edu for tons of resources and workshops on grant and proposal writing.   
  • ASU Funding Guidelines  ASU Funding Information distributes specific funding opportunity announcements to deans, department chairs, and individual faculty, as appropriate. Personnel knowledgeable about current grant and contract opportunities regularly hold workshops to assist faculty and staff in locating funding for their scholarly activities. Funding Information also provides liaison with Community of Science (COS) and Grants Resource Center (GRC) for the University community.
  • ASU Office of Research and Special Projects Administration (ORSPA)  ASU Office of Research and Special Projects Administration (ORSPA) subscribes to many national databases and is constantly searching for career opportunities for junior faculty, new investigators, and other scholars who are at an early stage in their careers.
  • Responsible Conduct in Research  Arizona State University’s commitment to ethics training for researchers is demonstrated in part by the RCR training plans implemented in 2010. Postdoctoral researchers are required to complete the online RCR module, complete the online quiz within 60 days, and attend a RCR workshop within their first year of appointment.
  • Teaching and Learning Resources  The ASU Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning provides a great resource page for instructors of all levels.

 Postdocs and Fellowships outside of ASU

  • Opportunities for Postdocs at MD Anderson Cancer Center - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and current trainees and program alumni profiles are found at www.mdanderson.org/CPRITTRIUMPH. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.org.
  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors awards for postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience.  These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunitiesare open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.   There are four annual review cycles:  May: Opens March 1; Closes May 1.  August: Opens June 1; Closes May 1.  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1.  February: Opens December 1; Closes February 1. Applicants should contact prospective Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.