National Postdoc Association
Founded in 2003, the National Postdoctoral Association is a professional association that serves the postdoctoral community. NPA addresses issues related postdoctoral fellows and provides information and resources that concern both domestic and International postdoctoral trainees. To know more about teh resources that NPA provides to the postdocs, please visit www.nationalpostdoc.org. Penn State University is a sustaining member of NPA. All PSU postdocs can make use of the affiliate membership and use their PSU email id and log in. If you have any questions, with this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Development Plan
All postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to draft an Individual Development Plan (IDP). Here is an example for an IDP.
Resources for career development
Office of Intramural training and Services at NIH provides several resources on the following topics, CV writing, Preparing application material for academic job search, Negotiating faculty offers amongst others. Please visit https://www.training.nih.gov/career_services/postdoctoral_fellows for more information.
Books of Interests
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Burroughs Wellcome Fund have published a book titled "Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty". It is a collection of practical advice from biomedical investigators. Please click here to read about the book and downloading it free.
- "The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science:A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs" by Victor A. Bloomfield and Esam E. El-Fakahany.
- Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers: A Guide for Postdoctoral Scholars, Advisers, Institutions, Funding Organizations, and Disciplinary Societies, published by the National Academy Press.
Other useful links for guidelines about getting the most out of your postdoc experience are
- Science Careers Basics Booklet.
- For International postdoctoral fellows
International Postdoc Survival Guide
- Office of Research Integrity
- Services from Scripps Research Institute
- Article of Interest
Links for fellowships and grantsNIH Career & Professional Development Activities
NIH Grant Overview
Grants in Graduate Studies (GIGS) on NYU Web
OHSU Postdoctoral Services
Grants and Funding on Science Careers website
Links for fellowships in Political Science
Humboldt Research Fellowship
Links for fellowships in Humanities
Humanities & Social Sciences Fellowships and Grants for Postdoctoral Students
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Postdoc Fellowships (listed at MIT)
Living in State College, PA
State College Centre County User's Guide