Upcoming Postdoctoral Professional Development Events




Sessions on Grant Writing

You may select any or all of the sessions to attend and register at https://forms.gle/J2JdFTHDBtQHAhuL8


Seminars on NSF and NIH Grant writing

November 14, 2019, noon to 1:30 p.m. at 233 A HUB

Presented by

Dr. Erica Smithwick, Professor, Geography (NSF grants)

Dr. Scott Showalter, professor, Department of Chemistry (NIH grants, specifically R21 Tech and how the review committee works)


Webinar on Applying for Fellowships to Foundations

November 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.

by Dr. Raghav Poudyal, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will provide resources on fellowships and grants that international postdocs can apply.

Zoom link will be sent to those registered for the webinar.


Webinar on NIH Fellowships and Grants-F32, K99/ R00

November 21, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.

by Dr. Anna Stanhewicz, Assistant Professor, Human physiology, University of Iowa. Dr. Stanhewicz is a Penn State postdoc alum and a recipient of F32, K99 awards from NIH

Zoom link will be sent to those registered for the webinar.



Careers in Research Administration & Grant Writing

Wednesday, October 16 at 12:00 PM

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO) are offering a seminar about careers in research administration, grant writing and creating strategic collaborations in higher education institutions. The seminar will talk about what such positions involve, what skill sets one would need and  impact of such positions in high education. Learn about working in SIRO at Penn State and career in research administration and grant writing. 

Speaker is Dr. Shashank Priya, Associate VP for Research & Director of Strategic Interdisciplinary Office (SIRO); Professor, Material Science and Engineering





Postdocs, faculty members and administrators  interested in  postdoctoral educational plans, mentoring plans for grants, support letters or further details of the workshops and seminars in the past years can contact Pallavi Eswara, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, E-mail: pxe10@psu.edu