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.
Fall 2023 Workshops and Events
NOVEMBER OFFICE HOURS
November 14 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
November 28 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
Tuesday, November 21 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Online – via Zoom
Description: This workshop will analyze the argument, organization, and flow of the one-page Specific Aims component of the NIH’s K series of Career Development Awards, the section that arguably has the greatest impact on reviewers and other review panel members. We will first examine 1 or 2 model Aims, and then constructively peer review the draft Aims that have been submitted.
Participants are expected to read a selected draft Specific Aims page prior to the workshop, in order to review it more effectively during the session.
DECEMBER OFFICE HOURS
December 5 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
December 19 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
Coming Spring 2024 Workshops
Spring NIH Grant Proposal Writing Course (5 Sessions) – *Application required/Limit 4 participants*
Writing Clearly and Concisely Series (5 Sessions)
Specific Aims Workshop
Strategies for Finding Funding and Building Your Research Portfolio
Designing a Course That Meets Your Goals
Writing a K Grant Award Series
Writing Academic Job Application Documents Series
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