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.

Spring 2022 Workshops and Events

June 2022

Writing Academic Job Application Documents: A two-part workshop

offered by Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
Friday, June 3 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Monday, June 6 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Part 1: CVs and Cover Letters (June 3)
Part 2: Teaching and Research Statements (June 6)
Description: This two-part, interactive workshop will focus on the structures and arguments embedded in academic job application materials.
*Attendance at all sessions is required.

Sponsored Research Training for Postdoctoral Fellows

provided by the Office of Research Administration (ORA) in collaboration with the Office for Research Strategy and Development (ORSD)
Thursday, June 9 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Description: This training will provide robust guidance to postdoctoral fellows about the procedural aspects of sponsored research.
*All current postdoctoral fellows will be sent correspondence from ORA to attend this workshop.

Getting a K Development Award (2 Parts)

offered by Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
Wednesday, June 8 and Friday, June 10 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Part 1: Overview of NIH and K structure, scoring, mentors, and funding and success rates (June 8)
Part 2: Peer review of Specific Aims section (June 10)
Description: This two-part workshop will examine key components of the K series of Career Development Awards.
*Attendance is required at both sessions. 

July 2022

Coming Fall Workshops