Prepare a Fellow Research Work Plan
Each HCPDS Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to develop and carry out a work plan for his/her HCPDS Postdoctoral Fellowship which will serve as the blueprint for achieving the goals set forth in the HCPDS Postdoctoral Fellowship. The development of the plan should be done with input from the Center director and mentors.
In addition, long-term career goals should be discussed, with an eye toward how the HCPDS Postdoctoral Fellowship fits into these.
Attend seminars hosted by the Harvard Pop Center
The Harvard Pop Center hosts weekly Social Demography Seminars (held on Thursdays) and Population Research Exchange events (held on Tuesdays). HCPDS Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to present at least once during their tenure at either the Social Demography Seminar or Population Research Exchange events.
Attend monthly Fellows’ meetings hosted by Director Lisa Berkman and other faculty
These meetings provide an opportunity for everyone to share updates on their research, discuss relevant papers, explore career options, and prepare for major annual meetings and conferences (e.g. PAA).
Be in attendance at the Center
We request that HCPDS Postdoctoral Fellows are in attendance the majority of the time and participate as much as possible in Center activities (e.g. fall outing, Thanksgiving pot-luck, etc.). We provide lots of opportunities to socialize and build community with colleagues.