Workshops and Courses

Postdoctoral Fellows

Below is a calendar of upcoming orientations, workshops, and courses for postdocs and research associates.  An email announcement with detailed information will be sent out approximately two weeks prior to each session, with a link to register through Eventbrite.  You may also register for upcoming sessions using the calendar on this page.

If you are unable to attend a workshop after registering, please be sure to cancel your registration.

The following workshops are available to view online:
Orientation

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

Spring 2021 Workshops

January 2021

Biweekly Office Hours
January 13 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom
January 26 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom

NIH K Proposal Writing Spring Course (Session 1 of 5)CLOSED COURSE
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
January 15 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

February 2021

Biweekly Office Hours
February 9 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom
February 23 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom

Writing Research Series (3 Parts) – REGISTER HERE
Part 1: Introductions
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
February 4 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

NIH K Proposal Writing Spring Course (Session 2 of 5) – CLOSED COURSE
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
February 5 | 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Writing Research Series (3 Parts)
Part 2: Methods and Results
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
February 11 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Writing Research Series (3 Parts)
Part 3: Discussions, Abstracts, and Titles
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
February 18 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Research Laboratory 101: Setting Up and Managing Your Own Lab
with Noman Siddiqi, Director of Research Operations/Senior Lab Director in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
February 24 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

March 2021

Biweekly Office Hours
March 9 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom
March 23 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom

Writing Clearly and Concisely Series (3 Parts)
Part 1: Actors and Action
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
March 4 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

NIH K Proposal Writing Spring Course (Session 3 of 5)CLOSED COURSE
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
March 5 | 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Writing Clearly and Concisely Series (3 Parts)
Part 2: Voice and Flow
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
March 11 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Writing Clearly and Concisely Series (3 Parts)
Part 3: Sentence Connectors and Concision
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
March 25 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

April 2021

Biweekly Office Hours
April 6 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom
April 20 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom

NIH K Proposal Writing Spring Course (Session 4 of 5)CLOSED COURSE
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
April 9 | 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Designing a Course That Helps Students Learn – Course Development Workshop
with Brad Coleman, Director, Curriculum Fellows Program; Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Harvard Medical School and Lecturer, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
April 14 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Writing Job-Search Documents (2 Parts)
Part 1: CVs and Cover Letters
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
April 23 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Writing Job-Search Documents (2 Parts)
Part 2: Teaching and Research Statements
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
April 30 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

May 2021

Biweekly Office Hours
May 4 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom
May 18 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom

NIH Overview and Peer-Review Workshop
with Amanda Spickard, Associate Dean for Research Strategy and External Affairs and Leigh Halliday, Assistant Director of Research Strategy and Development
May 5 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

NIH K Proposal Writing Spring Course (Session 5 of 5)CLOSED COURSE
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
May 14 | 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

June 2021

Biweekly Office Hours
June 1 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom
June 15 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom
June 29 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom

Getting a K Career Development Award (2 Parts)
Part 1: Overview of NIH, structure, scoring, mentors
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
June 10 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Getting a K Career Development Award (2 Parts)
Part 2: Applied review of Aims, Title, Candidate, and Abstract sections
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
June 17 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

July 2021

Biweekly Office Hours
July 13 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom
July 27 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom

August 2021

Biweekly Office Hours
August 10 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom
August 24 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom

Coming Spring Workshops
*Exploring Career Options Series
Exploring Career Options Inside Academia: Research Scientist Career Track
Exploring Career Options Outside Academia: Federal Agencies, NGOs, Science diplomacy
Exploring Career Options Inside Academia: Faculty Panel
Exploring Career Options Outside Academia: Transitioning to Industry
Exploring Career Options Outside Academia: Entrepreneurship
*Postdoc English Communications Course (6 Sessions)