Workshops and Courses

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates

Below is a list of upcoming office hours, workshops, and courses for postdocs and research associates. An email announcement with detailed information will be sent out prior to each event, with a link to register through Eventbrite. You may also register for most upcoming sessions using this page. You MUST be a Harvard Chan School or Harvard-affiliated postdoctoral fellow or research associate to register.

The following links are training resources provided by the NIH:
Virtual Activities For Trainees Outside the NIH
Videocasts of the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) Events

DF/HCC PATHFINDER Webtool is first of many tools that the initiative will deploy to support cancer-focused postdocs and clinical fellows in identifying educational resources, funding opportunities, and relevant meetings.

As Harvard University is a member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), all postdoctoral fellows can become an affiliate member. Events provided by the NPA can be found here: National Postdoctoral Association Community Calendar.

Additional resources can also be found through Harvard University’s new institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), which runs through January 31, 2025.
NOTE: Individuals can activate their membership here  and MUST provide their Harvard email address.

Spring 2024 Workshops and Events

May 2024

Strategies for Finding Funding and Building Your Research Portfolio

presented by Leigh Halliday, Director of Research Strategy and Development & Vanessa Barton, Assistant Director of Faculty Programs and Proposal Support
Wednesday, May 8 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
On Campus – Kresge G-1

Description: This session will focus on identifying funding from federal and non-federal sources, with a special emphasis on how to navigate NIH grant mechanisms (e.g., K01, K99/R00, R21, R01).
A calendar invite will be sent following registration.
*Registration closes at 12:00 PM on Monday, May 6.

Getting a K Career Development Award Course (2 Parts)

offered by Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
Mondays, May 13 and 20 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Online/Virtual Course
Description: This two-part course will examine key components of the NIH’s K series of Career Development Awards.
Zoom link and calendar invite will be sent following registration.
*Registration closes on Wednesday, May 8 at 12:00 p.m.

Writing Academic Job Application Documents Course (2 Parts)

offered by Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Online/Virtual Course
Description: This two-part, interactive workshop will enable you to create strong academic job application portfolio by focusing on the structures and arguments embedded in CVs, cover letters, and teaching, research and diversity statements.
Zoom link and calendar invite will be sent following registration.
*Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22.

June 2024

 

Coming Summer 2024 Workshops
  • Academic Job Search Panel Series
    • Getting a Job in Industry
    • Current HSPH Faculty: Job Search Experience
    • Getting a Job in Academia
    • Becoming a Research Scientist
Coming Fall 2024 Workshops
  • Writing an NIH Loan Repayment (LRP) Application
  • Writing a Resume for Jobs Outside of Academia
  • Writing Scientific Research Series (5 Sessions)
  • How to Plan for a Successful Postdoc Experience
  • Getting a NIH K Award
  • Specific Aims
Coming Spring 2025 Workshops
  • Writing Clearly and Concisely (4 Sessions)
  • Specific Aims
  • Designing a Course That Meets Your Goals
  • Strategies for Finding Funding and Building Your Research Portfolio
  • Writing a K Grant Award Series (2 Sessions)
  • Writing Academic Job Application Documents Series (2 Sessions)