The CUNY Postdoctoral Development Program was initiated to meet the training and professional development needs of postdoctoral researchers at the University. The program is administered through the Office of Research.
The aim of this program is to provide postdoctoral associates at CUNY support (up to $1500 for travel and accommodations) for presenting scholarly activities at national or international conferences. To accommodate different conference schedules, we have two deadlines for applications for travel in 2017 (Round A for travel between January 1 through June 30/ Round B for travel between July 1 through Dec 31).
Proposals for Round B can be submitted starting April 28th with funding decisions made by Thursday, June 22nd, 2017. (Please note: Each postdoc may only submit one proposal per calendar year.) Learn More
CUNY is the largest urban university in the United States, with 23 institutions including the CUNY Graduate Center and seven senior colleges spread across the city. This consortial nature makes communication difficult among our postdoc fellows.
This LinkedIn Group was created as a portal to facilitate an inter-campus network among our postdoc researchers and to serve as a place for current and previous CUNY postdocs to communicate and network on topics such as professional training, career opportunities, grant writing, etc.
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A special resource made available through the Office of Research to all CUNY postdoctoral research is one (1) year of FREE membership to the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). A number of reports have stated the importance of building your professional network while in graduate school and during postdoctoral training. NYAS events are ideal opportunities to meet and engage with fellow scientists, faculty, other postdocs, industry and business professionals, entrepreneurs, etc. to expand your professional network.
Full NYAS membership benefits include:
- Free or discounted registration to Discussion Groups in numerous research areas
- Free registration to Career and Professional Development and Networking events through Science Alliance
- Free access to all live and archived webinars of NYAS
- Free access to a vast and growing library of over 300 Academy eBriefings which provide complete, multimedia reports of Academy meetings and conferences
- Free access to Annals Online, a database of thousands of downloadable scientific articles and reviews from the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
- Reduced registration to NYAS conferences
- Free or reduced registration to Science & the City events
- The New York Academy of Sciences magazine (three times per year)
Contact Eric Vieira (email@example.com) for more details.
An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a tool to assist graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in planning and monitoring their career development. We encourage all CUNY graduate students in STEM and postdoctoral researchers to establish an IDP and discuss their plans with their mentors and advisor on a regular basis. The AAAS, along with their sponsors the Burroughs Welcome Trust, UCSF, Medical College of Wisconsin, and FASEB, have developed a Web-based career planning tool called myIDP on the Science Careers site. We recommend using this resource to identify career goals and create your IDP. Contact Eric Vieira (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
A Career-Development Plan for Postdocs – By Laure Haak
Editorial: Planning Career Paths for Ph.D.s – By Jim Austin, Bruce Alberts
You Need a Game Plan (1st article in a series) – By Jennifer A. Hobin, Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, Bill Lindstaedt, Philip S. Clifford
So You Think You Have Skills (2nd article in a series) – By Jennifer A. Hobin, Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, Bill Lindstaedt, Philip S. Clifford
Interests (3rd article in a series) – By Bill Lindstaedt, Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, Jennifer A. Hobin, Philip S. Clifford
What Do You Care About? (4tharticle in a series) – By Bill Lindstaedt, Philip S. Clifford, Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, Jennifer A. Hobin
Making Sense of Your Self-Assessment (5th article in a series) – By Bill Lindstaedt, Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, Jennifer A. Hobin, Philip S. Clifford
Making Evidence-Based Career Decisions (6th article in a series) – By Bill Lindstaedt, Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, Jennifer A. Hobin, Phillip S. Clifford
Opportunities Come Through People (7th article in a series) – By Philip S. Clifford, Bill Lindstaedt, Jennifer A. Hobin, Cynthia N. Fuhrmann
Getting the Inside Scoop on Science Careers (8th article in a series) – By Philip S. Clifford, Jennifer A. Hobin, Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, Bill Lindstaedt
Narrowing the Choices: What Career Path is Right for You? (9th article in a series) – By Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, Philip S. Clifford, Jennifer A. Hobin, Bill Lindstaedt
Goal-Setting Strategies for Scientific and Career Success (10th article in a series) – By Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, Jennifer A. Hobin, Philip S. Clifford, Bill Lindstaedt
Getting the Mentoring You Need (11th article in a series) – By Philip S. Clifford, Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, Bill Lindstaedt, Jennifer A. Hobin
I Have a Plan … Now What? (12th article in a series) – By Jennifer A. Hobin, Steven K. Wendell, Darlene F. Zellers, Philip S. Clifford, Bill Lindstaedt, Cynthia N. Fuhrmann
In compliance with the America COMPETES Act, all NSF proposals received on or after April 6 2009 must include a maximum one-page description of mentoring activities if the proposal includes post-doc researchers. Currently, mentoring activities are described in a separate section in the 15-page “project description.” NSF has made this change, mandated as part of the America COMPETES Act and is contained in the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide.
The Office of Research and the CUNY Postdoctoral Development Program have developed a brief document that provides details of University-wide mentoring resources available for CUNY postdoctoral researchers. This document should prove useful for CUNY faculty submitting NSF proposals that include funding for postdoctoral support.