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

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 2022 Workshops and Events

September 2022

NIH K Grant Proposal Writing Fall Course

APPLICATION REQUIRED – Limited to 4 participants
September – January (meets monthly) | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This intensive writing course is for postdocs and research associates who are already preparing a K application and have, or will soon have, access to their data. The course comprises five sessions that will run from September 2022 into January 2023, leading up to the February submission date for new Ks. Each session will focus on a different application section (e.g., Specific Aims, Significance and Innovation, Candidate Training Plan), building on the work covered in previous sessions. Participants will receive very detailed feedback on their drafts and are expected to submit new and revised drafts by the deadline for the next session.

For more information on, contact Mollie-Anne Maxfield (

Writing Public Health Science and Research Course (4 Sessions)

offered by Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
Thursdays, September 15–October 6 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Session 1: Introductions (September 15)
Session 2: Methods and Results (September 22)
Session 3: Discussions (September 29)
Session 4: Abstracts and Titles (October 6)
In this 4-session course, we will deconstruct the underlying narrative pathways and arguments of scientific manuscripts written in the Introduction-Methods-Results-Abstracts-Discussion (IMRAD) format.

*POSTPONED* How to Plan for a Successful Postdoc Experience

This event is postponed until further notice. A new date and time will be made available as soon as possible.

presented by JP Onnela, Associate Professor of Biostatistics

This workshop will discuss how to make the best use of your time at the Harvard Chan School as a postdoc in order to transition to a career as an independent scientist.

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

Coming Spring Workshops