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Modified: February 20, 2017

Northwestern Access to Lynda.com for Professional Development

Remember, Northwestern and lynda.com have partnered to offer University faculty, staff and students unlimited, on-demand access to a full library of online courses. Check out the almost 4,000 on-demand video tutorials with unlimited access through the University's lynda.com web page.

Modified: January 3, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise - Next session is on November 14th!

Navigating the Research Enterprise – Now Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month!

Modified: December 22, 2016

Faculty Position Openings - New Postings!

Check out current faculty openings!

Modified: December 19, 2016

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School offers a series of fellowship proposal writing workshops in alignment with specific deadlines and led by writing experts.

Modified: December 8, 2016

Postdoctoral training opportunities at Northwestern

Please find a selection of open postdoctoral fellowship positions at Northwestern on this page, updates are made regularly! Please visit the "Open Northwestern Positions" page to find more information.

Modified: December 8, 2016

Northwestern Memorial Foundation - Current Funding Opportunities

NMF is soliciting submissions for the Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital Fiscal Year 2018 Grant Initiative (January 12th deadline).

Modified: December 8, 2016

HR Announcements

Important HR Announcements: Update Address for W2 Mailing and myHR Launches on December 12th!

Modified: December 8, 2016

Watch the Fall Biostatistics Lecture Series Online

This fall more than 700 people attended the Biostatistics Collaboration Center's Fall Lecture Series. Slide decks and recordings from all presentations are available in DigitalHub and on the BCC website.

Modified: December 8, 2016

Harper College Diverse Faculty Fellow

Here is an exciting opportunity to gain both valuable teaching experience and exposure to the community college as a viable career path. Harper College invites interested and motivated individuals to apply for the Diverse Faculty Fellow program. Applicants must have earned a Master’s Degree or Doctorate from an accredited university no later than June 30, 2017 and the degree must be in a discipline included in an academic department at Harper College.

Modified: December 7, 2016

Northwestern is hiring an Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Northwestern University will hire for a newly created position: Associate Director, Alumni Engagement. This position will be responsible for The Graduate School alumni engagement efforts, reporting jointly to the Director of Alumni Engagement (Office of Alumni Relations & Development) and the Dean of The Graduate School.

Modified: December 7, 2016

TMC Biodesign Innovation Fellowship, Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

TMC Biodesign is a one-year fellowship that begins in August 2017 and concludes in June 2018. The program is looking for people with entrepreneurial, clinical, engineering, design, and coding skillsets to build solutions to some of healthcare’s greatest problems. Passionate, out-of-the box thinkers who embrace change and share TMC Biodesign’s passion for innovation and entrepreneurship are strong candidates for this Fellowship.

Modified: December 7, 2016

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings- December 2016

Review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: December 7, 2016

BCG Employment Opportunitites

Bridge to BCG applications are due by April 2, 2017. BCG full-time position applications are due by April 2, 2017 (for June-Aug 2017 start dates) or July 23, 2017 (for 2018 start dates)

Modified: December 7, 2016

BCG Webinars

Join BCG this winter for a series of webinars. Each session provides a unique opportunity to get to know BCG, their people, and their work. Registration is required.

Modified: December 7, 2016

BCG is Going Live on Facebook!

BCG goes live on Facebook to answer your questions! Join BCG on December 8th at 3PM CT to hear from two advanced degree BCGers who made the transition into consulting and what it's been like working at BCG.

Modified: December 7, 2016

Libraries closed December 23 - January 2

All libraries on Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campuses will observe the Winter Recess that was recently announced by President Schapiro. All library buildings will be closed, and all services will be suspended during this time (December 23 – January 2).

Modified: December 1, 2016

National Research Mentoring Network Career Development Webinar

Those interested in becoming better leaders within their given field, please tune in to “Leadership in the Academy” Webinar with expert Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa, Dean of College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University. This webinar is part of the Career Development Webinar series coordinated by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). Register to attend the webinar taking place on Tuesday December 13th at 1 PM CT.

Modified: December 1, 2016

FOCUS FELLOWS

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to apply for invited to apply to Georgia Institute of Technology’s graduate visitation program for underrepresented minorities.

Modified: November 30, 2016

Calling all STEM PhDs interested in Law, Business, and Technology!

The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL), offered by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, is designed especially for STEM majors and provides practical, hands-on, business-centered legal training. MSL students learn how to examine the interface of law, business, and science/technology; communicate across disciplines; develop, protect, and manage intellectual property; bring ideas to market; and navigate the legal and regulatory structures that exist in STEM setting. PhD and Postdoc Scholarships are available. Attend an upcoming webinar on December 7th at 5pm to learn more!

Modified: November 30, 2016

Galter Health Sciences Library – December Classes

Check the classes (PubMed, EndNote, NIH Relative Citation Ratio and iCite Tool) Galter Health Sciences Library will be offering during the month of December!

Modified: November 30, 2016

Technology Transfer Specialist, Walter Reed Hospital, Bethesda, MD

A contract Technology Transfer Specialist position is now open at the Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda.

Modified: November 29, 2016

Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop and Symposium

Discover best practices in sex-inclusive research from national experts who are leading the way in sex-inclusive research during the Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop and Symposium.

Modified: November 28, 2016

BioProfessionals: Careers in Life Sciences Consulting

The BioProfessionals program and the Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance are pleased to present a career panel on Careers in Life Sciences Consulting, Thursday, December 8

Modified: November 28, 2016

Young Scientist Seminars

The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a a video series produced by iBiology that features young scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. It is a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs interested in science communication and in sharing their work with an international audience of students, scientists, and educators. The YSS is a collaboration between the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology. More information about the YSS and application details can be found at: bit.ly/ibioyss. Applications will be accepted October 12 through December 15, 2016.

Modified: November 28, 2016

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Travel Awards

These travel awards provide funding to postdocs and grad students that wish to present their work in the field of cancer research and prevention. The current deadline is March 2nd.

Modified: November 28, 2016

Summer School on Development Policy for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The University of Bonn invites graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from any field of study or discipline to a Summer School on Development Policy in Bonn. The Summer School is open to 30 participants and will take place in English. The classes and guest lectures will take place on the new Campus Poppelsdorf of the University of Bonn (Germany), from July 31 to August 11, 2017. Applications due by April 7, 2017. More information is available.

Modified: November 27, 2016

Dannon Fellowship Grant program

The Dannon Company, Inc. announces the 5th Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Dannon Fellowship Grant program. Applications are due by February 15th!

Modified: November 23, 2016

L'Oreal: USA For Women in Science Fellowship

Awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.

Modified: November 23, 2016

Training Course in fMRI

The University of Michigan will hold a training course for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty with interests in neuroscience or biomedical engineering who want to learn about functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on August 7-18, 2017

Modified: November 23, 2016

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) - Professional Development Opportunity

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields. This Winter quarter, the program begins on January 4th.

Modified: November 22, 2016

Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

Modified: November 21, 2016

NUPF Social Events in December

Meet NUPF for a guided tour at the Block Museum on December 1st at 6pm and the NUPF Christmas Party & Ice Skating on December 10th beginning at 130pm! More information is available!

Modified: November 21, 2016

Northern Arizona University, Technology Transfer Coordinator

Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, AZ, is seeking a Technology Transfer Coordinator.

Modified: November 21, 2016

Two Licensing Analyst positions at OSU

The Ohio State University will be posting soon two Licensing Analyst positions, one for physical sciences and one for life/biomedical sciences. Both positions are entry-level, so if you are looking to break into the field of university tech transfer, this is a great opportunity

Modified: November 21, 2016

WIB-Chicago Annual Holiday Party

Join Women in Bio (WIB) – Chicago for their Annual Holiday Party on December 6th sponsored by McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP at their office located at 300 S. Wacker Dr for an evening of celebration over appetizers, dessert, and drinks! Members, non-members, and friends are all invited to celebrate the extraordinary year we leave behind and plan for the exciting year ahead. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with your WIB friends, network, and learn more about what WIB-Chicago has planned for 2017.

Modified: November 18, 2016

Society in Science – The Branco Weiss Fellowship

The Branco Weiss Fellowship is a unique postdoc program. It awards young researchers around the world with a generous personal research grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose anywhere in the world, for up to five years. This research fellowship is designed to support postdoctoral researchers after their PhD and before their first faculty appointment; those in current postdoctoral positions are also eligible.

Modified: November 18, 2016

NIH K Research Career Development Awards and the Pathway to Independence

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center will be hosting a Career Development Program for Postdoctoral Fellows. The NIH K Research Career Development Awards and the Pathway to Independence session will be presented by Karen Lapidos Cielo, Ph.D., Associate Director, Office of Research Development and Nicole Moore, D.Sc., Director, Office of Research Development.

Modified: November 17, 2016

LIMITED SUBMISSION Funding Opportunity: The Moore Inventor Fellows

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced its second competition to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who 1) harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, 2) strengthen environmental conservation, or 3) improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.

Modified: November 17, 2016

Science Fair Judging Volunteer Opportunity

Science in Society, an educational research center at Northwestern University, is currently recruiting 20-30 graduate students, postdocs, and staff volunteers to serve as science fair judges at a middle school in Uptown and a high school in West Ridge.

Modified: November 17, 2016

Post Election Processing & Spaces for International Students

Following the result of Tuesday’s election, The Graduate School and the International Office wants to reiterate the statement sent on November 9 by President Schapiro: Northwestern is a welcoming and inclusive community for all, regardless of their backgrounds, and that this is among the institution’s core values.

Modified: November 17, 2016

Industry Careers and Postdocs with Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

During this two hour session, you will learn information about industry research careers, the pros and cons of an industry postdoc, the importance of mentoring during an industrial postdoc and engage in a discussion about the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Postdoctoral Program.

Modified: November 17, 2016

Using Your Science or Engineering Degree in Patent Law

The boutique IP firm, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, will be hosting an information session about careers in patent law for scientists and engineers.

Modified: November 17, 2016

Open Postdoctoral Research positions outside Northwestern

Open Postdoctoral Research positions outside Northwestern – view this page for a list of openings and links to complete job descriptions (if available/applicable)

Modified: November 16, 2016

Info Session on Patent Law - Marshall Gerstein Borun

On Thursday, November 17th from 430-530pm, the boutique IP firm, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, will be hosting an information session about careers in patent law for scientists and engineers. Come learn about what a career in patent law can offer you, and how your technical and scientific expertise can intersect with the law. Food and refreshments will be served.

Modified: November 14, 2016

Written Communication Resources

Check out a series of videos and presentations, used to help with writing NIH-style research proposals, developed by the Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) program.

Modified: November 14, 2016

NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

Applications for the NIH Loan Repayment Program are now being accepted! The application has been extended to December 1st! Please review the revised announcements!

Modified: November 10, 2016

Branco Weiss Fellowship

An array of economic, social, political and cultural changes is provoked and facilitated through scientific advancements. Likewise, social processes and values impact the evolution of science and technology. The Branco Weiss Fellowship is designed for postdoctoral fellows in sciences, engineering and social sciences who are willing to engage in a dialogue on relevant social, cultural, political or economic issues across the frontiers of their particular discipline. The program aims to award up to ten five-year fellowships of up to CHF 100000 (~101,000 USD) each year. The number of recipients depends on the number of applications satisfying the stringent requirements of the strategy committee, not only taking into account the scientific abilities of the candidates, but also personal qualities and the relevance of their projects. Applications are due January 15th!

Modified: November 10, 2016

Office of Human Resources Upcoming Seminars

Check out these seminars from the Office of Human Resources.

Modified: November 10, 2016

LinkedIn Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Come be part of an interactive workshop where you can work on your profile and learn the inner workings of LinkedIn with Dr. Brett Boettcher.

Modified: November 9, 2016

White House Fellows Program

The White House Fellows program is a nonpartisan program that gives applicants with demonstrated leadership firsthand experience in public service at the highest levels of the Federal Government. The program consists of a full-time work placement, a robust education program designed to provide a behind-the-scenes look into the inner workings of government, and intensive leadership development training.

Modified: November 9, 2016

BioProfessionals-Pathway to the Professoriate Workshop: Lab Management, Leadership and Mentoring

A wide range of topics may be touched upon including: managing and mentoring people (technicians, students and postdocs), managing funding, balancing outside responsibilities (sitting on committees, teaching, traveling, etc) and prioritizing research projects. Drs. Tiffany Schmidt and Mike Jewett will give perspectives of a pre- and post-tenured faculty.

Modified: November 9, 2016

Versatile PhD Career Panel: PhD Careers in Cultural Resource Management

This forum will run November 14-18 in the Humanities/Social Science forum.

Modified: November 9, 2016

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic Society, and Scientific American.

Modified: November 8, 2016

The Graduate School's Holiday Party

TGS's Holiday Party will take place on December 1, from 5 to 7 PM, at The Peninsula Chicago, close to Northwestern’s Chicago campus. Tickets cost $5 and include an assortment of appetizers, two drink tickets, and ice skating. Tickets are on sale NOW. This event is open to currently enrolled TGS students, graduate faculty, program staff, and postdoctoral fellows.

Modified: November 7, 2016

NUCATS Pilot Program

NUCATS is accepting applications for pilot awards. These awards of up to $10,000 address the small gaps in clinical and translational research that are not funded by other sources.

Modified: November 7, 2016

MSL Program Open House

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law offers a Master of Science in Law (MSL). Designed especially for individuals with engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and medical backgrounds, the MSL provides practical, focused, business-centered legal training in: Intellectual Property & Patent Design, Business Law & Entrepreneurship, Regulatory Analysis & Strategy. Learn more at an upcoming MSL Program Open House that will take place on November 19th from 10am to 1pm on the Downtown Chicago campus. More details and registration can be found the program webpage.

Modified: November 7, 2016

BioSurvival Skills Workshop: Improving Presentation Skills

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a BioSurvival Skills Workshop: Improving Presentation Skills. This workshop will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 11:30am – 1pm in Cook 3118 (Evanston) and the discussion will be led by Drs. Curt Horvath and Sadie Wignall. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Deborah Klos Dehring (d-klos@northwestern.edu) if you are planning to attend. You will receive an email confirmation of attendance a few days before the workshop.

Modified: November 7, 2016

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP)

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has created the Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) to support early career scientists who are under-represented minorities (i.e. American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander). PDEP awards a total of $60,000 over three years to postdocs in biomedical research, who are citizens of the United States or Canada, and hosted at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada. Applications are due (via online submission) by January 17th.

Modified: November 7, 2016

National Organization for Women (NOW) presents Terry O'Neill

Join National Organization for Women (NOW) for an evening with Terry O’Neill, NOW president & Northwestern alumna (’74) on November 16 at 5PM at the McCormick Tribune Center.

Modified: November 7, 2016

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings - November 2016

Please see the link below to the review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program (five new postings for November, click here to view October postings). The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: November 7, 2016

Demography and Economics of Aging Postdoctoral Program

The goal of this program is to train recent doctoral recipients interested in the demographic and economic analysis of aging through the development of basic methodological tools, applied research, policy-making and analysis, and professional development. One slot available beginning summer/fall 2017 and there is a rolling application deadline.

Modified: November 7, 2016

Pathway to the Professoriate: Insights from a Successful Job Search

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a Pathway to the Professoriate panel on Insights from a Successful Job Search with Drs. Gabriela Caraveo Piso, Monica Laronda, Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, Jeffrey Savas, and Deborah Winter

Modified: November 7, 2016

Technology Transfer Fellowships at NCI

The NCI Technology Transfer Center (TTC) has fellowship opportunities available to qualified candidates. There is an immediate opening in TTC’s Frederick office for a combined marketing and negotiator position. TTC anticipates additional openings in Rockville, MD and is currently accepting resumes from qualified candidates. More information is available.

Modified: November 7, 2016

2017 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program

Eli Lilly and Company is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program, a competitive postdoctoral fellowship award. This program is designed to foster postdoctoral career development through the recognition of highly innovative pre-competitive postdoctoral research proposals by providing the recipient with up to 4 years of funding and a unique training experience. See the program webpage for complete details, including the application process overview and program overview.

Modified: November 3, 2016

Nominate Faculty and Research Leaders for a Research Exemplar Award

The P.I. Program is seeking nominations of research leaders to be recognized as research exemplars.

Modified: November 3, 2016

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Career: Perspective from a Scientist in Industry

Next week's UChicago MyCHOICE What Can I Do With My PhD? seminar will feature John R. Hackett, Divisional VP of Applied Research and Development at Abbott Diagnostics and former UChicago postdoc.

Modified: November 2, 2016

Grantsmanship for Students and Postdocs

Register for the webinar today, November 2, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Modified: November 2, 2016

Classes at Galter Health Sciences Library

The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of November.

Modified: November 2, 2016

Benefits Open Enrollment is Now Open!

Northwestern University's annual Open Enrollment for selecting 2017 benefits has officially begun. It's your opportunity to choose the benefits that will best meet your needs throughout 2017.

Modified: October 28, 2016

Calling all STEM PhDs interested in Law, Business, and Technology!

There is an increasing demand for individuals with advanced scientific and technical training who can work in cross-functional roles in the space where law, business, and science/technology intersect. The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL), now offered by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, is designed especially for STEM majors and provides practical, hands-on, business-centered legal training.

Modified: October 28, 2016

Job Opportunities at QuintilesIMS: Analyst, Associate Consultant, Consultant

The QuintilesIMS Academy is a leadership development program designed to support the delivery of integrated healthcare analytics and technology solutions specific to the evolving business needs of QuintilesIMS’ clients and is now hiring a new class of Academy (Analyst, Associate Consultant, Consultant) in east coast, starting January 2017! More information is available.

Modified: October 28, 2016

Summer and Full-time Opportunities at McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm helping leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges. We have offices in over 100 locations and work in nearly every area, including strategy, finance, operations, implementation, digital, analytics, healthcare, energy, and sustainability. McKinsey hires collaborative problem-solvers with entrepreneurial drive from all backgrounds. Check out summer and full-time opportunities as well as resources from McKinsey & Company!

Modified: October 28, 2016

Science, Sense-making, and Storytelling

The first RSG Keynote address of this academic year is on November 15th at noon in Tech L221.

Modified: October 28, 2016

Job opening for Commercialization Officer

Application due on November 8th; This is a full-time, permanent position that is open to United States Citizens.

Modified: October 27, 2016

2X Chromosomes in Academia Workshop

Join The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) for a thoughtful panel discussion highlighting undergraduate and graduate student, postdoctoral, and faculty perspectives on the promotion and retention of women in STEM throughout academia. The Breaking Down Barriers: Women in STEM Workshop will take place on Monday, November 7th from 5-6pm in the Gray Seminar Room (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior St, Chicago). Space is limited, register today!

Modified: October 27, 2016

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Through their successful careers as academic scientists, Hanna H. Gray Fellows will move science forward and inspire the next generation of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this first competition, which is now open for applications. Please review the program announcement for application guidelines and eligibility requirements. Applications are due by February 15th, 2pm (CST).

Modified: October 27, 2016

American Cancer Society Funding for DNA Tumor Virus Research

The American Cancer Society supports research grants that address the role of microorganisms in development of cancer, as cofactors in cancer, or as treatments of cancer. The Society primarily supports two granting mechanisms, Research Scholar Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships. RSGs are awarded to newly independent investigators in their first 6 years of independence; mentored RSG grants are also supported. There are no citizenship requirements for RSGs, but mentored RSG recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents. PF applicants must be must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Modified: October 27, 2016

One Book 2016 Events - October/November

One Book has many upcoming events in the coming months. Check them out here.

Modified: October 27, 2016

BioOpportunities and Cell and Molecular Basis of Disease Training Program

Dr. Maureen Diaz, Lead Research Microbiologist as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will give a research talk covering an array of projects represent the scope of her work at the CDC.

Modified: October 26, 2016

BioProfessionals "Tips on Writing a Competitive NRSA"

Includes a Q& A session with faculty member Geoff Swanson, who serves on NRSA study sections

Modified: October 26, 2016

13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day

Save the date for the 13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day!

Modified: October 25, 2016

Industry Women of Science: Career interview with Q/A session

The Graduate Women in Science Chicago chapter would like to invite everyone to their next career seminar:.

Modified: October 25, 2016

Job Openings in Industry!

Check out new job postings in industry!

Modified: October 25, 2016

Upcoming Bain & Company Webinars on Consulting Careers

Bain consultants will be leading topics from interview preparation tips to how Bain partners with their clients. Hear from industry leading experts and alumni as they discuss what makes Bain & Company a great place to work.

Modified: October 21, 2016

TGS Day Out for Postdoc and Graduate Student Parents

The next TGS Day Out will be on December 10th at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest. Registration will open on November 1st at 10am!

Modified: October 20, 2016

Northwestern Night at the Art Institute of Chicago

The first Northwestern Night at the Art Institute of Chicago this academic year is Thursday October 27, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff show a valid WILDcard at the check-in table at the museum’s modern wing entrance (Monroe St.) in exchange for free tickets for themselves and as many guests as they like.

Modified: October 20, 2016

OPA Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites new postdoctoral fellows to attend the very first orientation event for Northwestern postdoctoral fellows. If you recently began your training at Northwestern (within the past 6-12 months), please consider attending this event! In addition to the TGS and OPA staff in attendance, there will be representatives from various offices across campus present as well! Refreshments will be served. Events will be held on November 15th (Evanston) and November 17th (Chicago) from 2-3pm, please see complete story for more details!

Modified: October 20, 2016

Childcare & Travel Awards to Attend the 2017 Annual Meeting

Applications for travel awards and child care support awards to attend the NPA's 15th Annual Meeting are now being accepted! Apply by November 4th (10:59pm CT)!

Modified: October 20, 2016

Introducing the new Life Science Network (LSN) Platform

Over the past five years, LSN has built a following of nearly 20,000 life science professionals on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Modified: October 20, 2016

Navigating the Research Enterprise (formerly known as First Mondays)

The annual Navigating the Research Enterprise seminar series will be held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from October through March.

Modified: October 20, 2016

Upcoming Opportunities from the Searle Center for Learning and Teaching

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering the following workshops open to all postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited; registration is required.

Modified: October 20, 2016

New England Science Symposium

The New England Science Symposium (NESS), established in 2002, provides a forum for postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) to share their biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, to exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks.

Modified: October 19, 2016

Introducing the New Life Science Network Platform

Over the past several months, the team at LSN has been hard at work building out a new platform with special networking features that allow members to connect, engage and share information and ideas. We’ve also been busy collecting tips and advice on how to deal with the stresses and challenges unique to our industry like finding a job in a new sector, running a lab, or starting a biotech company.

Modified: October 19, 2016

Northwestern Career Advancement Guide 2016-18

The newest version of the Northwestern Career Advancement Guide for 2016-18 is now available. Created by NCA staff every two years, the guide includes comprehensive, up-to-date career development advice and guidance on topics such as networking, career exploration, the job/internship search and resume and cover letters.

Modified: October 19, 2016

Fireside Chat with Bill Gantz

MATTER will welcome Bill Gantz, currently of PathoCapital, for a fireside chat. Bill will discuss his long and storied career in healthcare with Ellen Rudnick, senior advisor on entrepreneurship and adjunct professor.

Modified: October 19, 2016

8 Ways to Successfully Navigate NIH Peer Review and Get a Fellowship Grant

The NIH’s Center for Scientific Review is holding Online Briefings for Applicants and Reviewers. the briefing will cover the key things applicants need to know about the submission and review of their fellowship applications.

Modified: October 19, 2016

VPhD November Panel and Job Openings

Panel Discussion for STEM folks next week! PhD Careers in Medical Writing in the STEM forum, October 17-21. Four great panelists, all employed as different types of medical writers in different settings. For the Humanists, Social Scientists and others - there are some very cool jobs that have been posted!

Modified: October 18, 2016

7th Annual Diversity Career Expo

Free to register and attend for all job seekers with free resume critique and career counseling as well as the opportunity to netowrk with local employers

Modified: October 17, 2016

Pathway to the Professoriate: Dr. Stephanie Watowich

Dr. Stephanie Watowich will be discussing what it is like to be faculty at an NIH-designated comprehensive cancer center, UT MD Anderson

Modified: October 17, 2016

Kemin Industries 2017 Conference Travel Fellowships for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Kemin Industries will offer four conference travel fellowships of $1500 each for graduate students and postdocs who will attend and give an oral or poster presentation at the ACS annual meeting April 2-6, 2017.

Modified: October 17, 2016

NUPF October Happy Hour - Date Change!

It is the month of Octoberfest and NUPF is honouring the beer drinking tradition by going to one of the best craft breweries in Evanston. Meet NUPF and fellow postdocs at Smylie Brothers Brewery (1615 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL 60201) on October 27th at 7pm.

Modified: October 14, 2016

Register for the 6th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair

The 6th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair, Celebrating Research, Patient Care and Education, will take place on Monday, November 7th from 8am to 4pm in Prentice Women’s Hospital. More information is available. Register by October 26th!!

Modified: October 13, 2016

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School will offer a proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop is for those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline.

Modified: October 13, 2016

Northwestern Lab Tours 2016

Calling all Graduate Students and Postdocs! Inspire middle school students from CPS to become scientists by volunteering as a tour guide.

Modified: October 13, 2016

Breaking Down Barriers: Women in STEM Workshop

This workshop is an offering from the Women’s Health Institute at Northwestern

Modified: October 13, 2016

BRAIN Initiative NRSA F32 Fellowships

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.

Modified: October 12, 2016

The Materials Science and Engineering Prominent Alumni Series

An early leader in computational materials design, Kuehmann will discuss how his Northwestern Engineering education shaped his interests and career.

Modified: October 11, 2016

NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) - Eligibility Requirements Update

NINDS officially updated eligibility requireements for the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows (F32).

Modified: October 11, 2016

FREE Affiliate Membership to the NPA

As you may know our institution is a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and one of the greatest benefits is you can become an affiliate member of the NPA for FREE! We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to help you network with other postdocs across the country and gain access to members only resources that can help further your career.

Modified: October 10, 2016

ACLS Announces New Fellowship Program for Recent Humanities PhDs

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has announced an exciting new fellowship program, designed to place recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at U.S. nonprofits and government agencies.

Modified: October 10, 2016

The Next Rising Stars of SQI Lectures

The SQI Core Facilities invite you to lectures featuring Armando Hernandez-Garcia, PhD and Sungsoo Seth Lee, PhD on Tuesday, October 11th beginning at 2pm in Baldwin Auditorium (Lurie Research Building, 303 East Superior, Chicago campus). RSVP to a-kolot@northwestern.edu.

Modified: October 10, 2016

Administrative Position openings

Check out new postings for adminstrative positions at Northwestern University!

Modified: October 10, 2016

NUPF October Coffee Hour

It is time to recharge your batteries and have some coffee and snacks! Join NUPF and fellow postdocs on October 19th from 3-4pm at Evanston (Second Floor Pancoe Building Café, Einstein Bros. Bagels) and Chicago (Tarry Building Lobby, 300 E Chicago Ave.) locations for the regular monthly NUPF Coffee Hour.

Modified: October 7, 2016

Open Enrollment is Coming!

The Open Enrollment period for January 1, 2017 benefit plan changes will take place from Monday, October 24th at 9:00 a.m. to Friday, November 11th at 5:00 p.m.

Modified: October 7, 2016

The Academic Job Search - Presenting Yourself in Person

On the academic job market? Plan to attend an upcoming career development webinar: The Academic Job Search - Presenting Yourself in Person on Thursday, October 27th at 12pm CT. Get expert career advice from the authors of the "Academic Job Search Handbook," who will discuss the interview process for faculty positions.

Modified: October 6, 2016

Register now for Statistically Speaking Lecture Series

The Biostatistics Collaboration Center is hosting a lecture series on Tuesdays and Fridays during the month of October. The first talk, Four Lessons in Biostatistics and Some Biostatistics Along the Way, will be presented by Leah Welty, PhD, Director of the Biostatistics Collaboration Center on Friday, October 7 in Hughes Auditorium (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior, 1st floor, Chicago campus) from 12pm to 1 pm.

Modified: October 4, 2016

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings- October 2016

Review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: October 4, 2016

Job Offer Negotiation Workshop

Learn how to advocate for yourself in an informed and effective way.

Modified: October 4, 2016

CLIMB

Getting started or thinking about the process of grantwriting for your research project? Click here for access to a series of videos and presentations, used to help with writing NIH-style research proposals, developed by the Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) program.

Modified: October 4, 2016

Morris and Dolores Kohl Kaplan Northwestern Day of the Chicago Humanities Festival

Join Kaplan to kick off the Chicago Humanities Festival FallFest/16: Speed with a full day of programming on Northwestern's Evanston campus on October 29th!

Modified: October 4, 2016

INVO Seminar on Million Dollar Reagents

Learn how these reagents become available to the wider scientific community through the licensing process.

Modified: September 30, 2016

MSL Program Information

Calling all STEM PhDs interested in Law, Business, & Technology! There is an increasing demand for individuals with scientific and technical training who can work in cross-functional roles in the space where law, business, and science/technology intersect. The Master of Science in Law (MSL) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is an innovative, one-year degree program designed exclusively for individuals trained in science, technology, engineering, math, or medicine.

Modified: September 30, 2016

BluePrint Research Group Consulting Workshop

Join BluePrint Research Group on October 10th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Guild Lounge (Scott Hall, Evanston campus) to find out more about the firm and what a consulting career is all about.

Modified: September 29, 2016

GCC PhD and Master’s Virtual Career Fair

Save the Date! GCC PhD and Master’s Virtual Career Fair will be held March 2, 2017.

Modified: September 29, 2016

Atomic Transitions: Making the leap from postdoc to publishing

Jenn Robinson will share her experiences moving from postdoc positions in atomic physics and quantum information to a job as a Recruiting Editor at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Modified: September 28, 2016

How can NUCATS help with my research?

Learn more about the resources and services offered by NUCATS on our newly launched New Faculty Onboarding page.

Modified: September 26, 2016

One Book One Northwestern Keynote Speaker: Nate Silver

Author Nate Silver will be on campus on Thursday, October 6th at Pick Staiger to give the One Book One Northwestern keynote address. The program will begin at 4:30 pm.

Modified: September 26, 2016

Machine Learning Meetup - Data Science Consulting at KPMG: A Physicist's Perspective, October 5, 2016

Northwestern Machine Learning will be hosting a talk by Chris Greer from KPMG. Chris comes from a background in astrophysics, and will be discussing KPMG data science projects and transitioning from academia to industry.

Modified: September 26, 2016

New Fitness Classes for Faculty and Staff Starting Sept. 28

The YourLife Wellness Program in collaboration with Northwestern Recreation, introduces Wellness Wednesdays! This series of events will begin on September 28th with complimentary group exercise classes.

Modified: September 26, 2016

Galter Health Sciences Library Classes

Check out upcoming classes in Galter Health Science Library!

Modified: September 26, 2016

EPICS Connections Speaker Series

oin Eric and Nicole on Tuesday, October 4 as they share insider knowledge about the Television industry and insight into their career paths.

Modified: September 26, 2016

City University of Hong Kong Faculty Search Reception in Chicago

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has launched a worldwide search for talented faculty members in many areas of scholarship.

Modified: September 23, 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity

The CHOP Research Institute has partnered with Penn to create the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at CHOP.

Modified: September 23, 2016

Become a Truly Expert Peer Reviewer Workshop

This morning half-day session at Medical Education Day, “Become a Truly Expert Peer Reviewer Workshop,” will be led by Dr. David Sklar, the Editor-in-Chief of Academic Medicine.

Modified: September 22, 2016

Keck Graduate Institute Learning Opportunities

The following are three outstanding opportunities to prepare for life science industry employment presented by the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI).

Modified: September 21, 2016

INVO Presents VENTURE CAPITAL 201 : THE SCIENCE (AND ART) OF THE INVESTMENT

Innovation and New Ventures (INVO) at Northwestern University invites you to join their free seminar VENTURE CAPITAL 201 : THE SCIENCE (AND ART) OF THE INVESTMENT providing an in-depth look at the investment decision-making process by venture capitalists.

Modified: September 21, 2016

NIAID Career Transition Award (K22)

The purpose of the NIAID Career Transition Award (CTA) program is to assist postdoctoral fellows' transition to positions of assistant professor or equivalent and initiate a successful biomedical career as an independent research scientist.

Modified: September 20, 2016

DGP Lectures in Life Sciences (LLS)

Fall schedule for DGP Lectures in Life Sciences (LLS), unless otherwise noted, the seminars will be at 3:30 PM in Hughes Auditorium.

Modified: September 20, 2016

Fall workshops from the CIRTL Network

The following MOOCs are now open for registration.

Modified: September 20, 2016

Creating Effective Learning Communities in Teaching and Research

This two-part workshop will provide training for postdocs and junior faculty that provides an introduction to building and sustaining learning communities and increases their facilitation and participation skills.

Modified: September 19, 2016

Vanderbilt University Study for Engineering and Computational PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Vanderbilt University is engaged in an NSF-funded study to examine the critical factors that leave African Americans as one of the most underrepresented racial groups in engineering faculty positions despite intervention programs that aim to broaden the participation of minorities in engineering.

Modified: September 19, 2016

Apply for the Data Incubator

The early admission deadline for applications is October 10.

Modified: September 19, 2016

LIVE LRP Technical Assistance Webinar

Please join the LRP Director, Dr. Ericka Boone, and LRP information center staff on Thursday, 9/22 at 3 PM EST for a LIVE LRP Technical Assistance Webinar to get an in-depth look at the LRP application process.

Modified: September 16, 2016

McKinsey & Company: Women's Leadership Challenge Program

The Mckinsey & Company Women's Leadership Challenge (WLC) Program offers a series of session professional development opportunities with leadership experts.

Modified: September 15, 2016

The Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science Lecture

The Feinberg School of Medicine invites you to attend a keynote lecture by Huda Zoghbi, MD, the inaugural recipient of the Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science awarded by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Modified: September 14, 2016

Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

For current graduate students near PhD completion and recent postdoctoral fellows who may be interested in an industry postdoc: the NSF has a Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship opportunity available that would like to receive more applicants. Fellows propose a research topic. Salary is $75,000. It is open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents.

Modified: September 14, 2016

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week 2016: September 17-23

Register to attend the picnic (September 17th), coffee hours (September 20th & 21st), and reception (September 22nd), in celebration of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) 2016!

Modified: September 14, 2016

Pfizer Essential Health’s R&D Professional Development Program (PDP)

Matthew O’Brien from Pfizer will be on campus on September 29th recruiting recent graduates and soon-to-be graduates for Pfizer Essential Health’s R&D Professional Development Program (PDP). Applications must be submitted on the Pfizer Careers website by September 18th!

Modified: September 14, 2016

BASF Chemical Company Professional Development Program (PDP)

Interested in finding out more about BASF Professional Development Program? Plan to attend an information session on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, at Northwestern Career Advancement (620 Lincoln, Evanston). Also, check out more information about application guidelines.

Modified: September 13, 2016

The Versatile PhD: PhD Careers in Language Translation

Versatile PhD will host a free AMA-style panel discussion on PhD Careers in Language Translation, September 19-23, 2016.

Modified: September 13, 2016

University of Chicago Postdoctoral Symposium

The University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division Postdoctoral Association invites Northwestern postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to participate in the 2016 Postdoctoral Research and Career Development Symposium. The symposium will be held in Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (900 E 57th St) on October 18, 2016. Abstract submission deadline is September 19, 2016 (5:00 PM CT). Registration is free, which includes lunch and the networking reception.

Modified: September 12, 2016

Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance Informational Session for ReD Associates on 9/12

Please join ReD Associates for an informal presentation and chat to learn about consulting with a social science background. Food and drink will be provided.

Modified: September 9, 2016

American Association for Cancer Research Funding Opportunities

Please check out funding opportunities from the American Association for Cancer Research!

Modified: September 9, 2016

Kaplan Co-Sponsorship Application

Northwestern faculty postdoctoral fellows and graduate students can apply for funding for humanities-related programming that engages the university community with multidisciplinary discussion and scholarly investigation. The next application deadline is September 30th.

Modified: September 8, 2016

2nd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference taking place Sunday, October 30 through Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Big Ten Conference Center and Aloft Hotel, near O’Hare Airport in Rosemont, IL. This opportunity is free to trainees selected to participate, including travel and lodging, but space is very limited. Applications are now being accepted and are due by September 19th!

Modified: September 7, 2016

Talk Global – Communication Across Borders Professional Development Workshop

Join NUPF for a professional development workshop focused on developing intercultural communication skills. Sessions will be October 13, 20 and 27 from 2-5pm on the Evanston campus. Register to attend today. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory and space is limited.

Modified: September 6, 2016

Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Forum for Graduate Students and Postdocs

On November 16, 2016, the Office of the Provost, in collaboration with the Assessment/Accreditation Council and Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, will host the fourth annual Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Forum at Norris University Center (Evanston).

Modified: September 2, 2016

Bioethics Debate on Gun Violence September 26

Join CGSA and Science & Society Directors Richard Miller, PhD and Phil Hockberger, PhD at the Annual Science and Society Bioethics Debate: "Gun Violence: What can be done?"

Modified: September 1, 2016

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings- September 2016

Review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: August 26, 2016

BioProfessionals Series

Join Bioprofessionals for upcoming workshops on Tailoring Your Application and Teaching at PUIs!

Modified: August 24, 2016

Galter Library's Scopus and Web of Science Classes Available

Want to learn more about who's citing your work, your h-index, and the journals with the highest impact in your field? Sign up for Galter Library's Scopus and Web of Science classes this September.

Modified: August 24, 2016

Exit Survey for Postdoctoral Fellows Leaving Northwestern

Leaving Northwestern or know of another postdoctoral fellow leaving? Please provide the OPA your placement information in a new brief exit survey that has just launched!

Modified: August 24, 2016

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course - Fall 2016

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course (PHIL_NP 380-0) through Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 1st-2nd, from 9am to 5pm in Wieboldt Hall (339 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago campus). Registration is open; space in the class is limited and tends to reach capacity quickly. See the website for a course description and to register!

Modified: August 24, 2016

NSF Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF)

The NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) solicits proposals for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Any research field within the purview of the SBE sciences would be welcome. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP). See the full text of the solicitation for a detailed description of these tracks. Proposals are due November 14th.

Modified: August 23, 2016

Check Out the New Versatile PhD Portal, Content and Upcoming Career Panels!

PhDs go many places, and you have more good options than you might think. The Graduate School subscribes to Versatile PhD to help you diversify your doctorate and prepare for more than one possible future.

Modified: August 23, 2016

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships - Applications Now Open

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017-18  Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF).

Modified: August 19, 2016

Sixth Annual MRS Training Day

The Sixth Annual MRS Training Day will take place Friday, August 26th, 2016, bringing together researchers and students across departments and programs to showcase Northwestern University’s research advancements in Movement and Rehabilitation Science (MRS).

Modified: August 19, 2016

Federal STEM Graduate Seminar Series -- How to Successfully Apply for Federal Fellowships

The Smithsonian Institution, NIH, NSF and NASA will host a virtual information session on applying for federal fellowships that will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 12pm CT. During this 90-minute session, panelists, who represent several different agencies, will be sharing tips and advice on how to successfully apply for federal fellowships and traineeships. There will be time for Q&A following the panelist presentations.  

Modified: August 19, 2016

Scientific Writing Retreat CSHL November 2016

Are you currently working on a scientific writing project such as a manuscript, grant proposal, job application, or research/teaching statement? Do you find that it's difficult to carve out dedicated writing time, or do you often feel as if you need to "get away" to make significant progress? Are you interested in learning how to improve the clarity and effectiveness of your professional writing? If so, consider applying to the CSHL Scientific Writing Retreat! Applications are being accepted until September 9th! Check out full story for more information!

Modified: August 17, 2016

NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MSPRF)

NSF is now accepting proposals for the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Applications are due by October 19th. Check out more details for how to apply today!

Modified: August 17, 2016

Register for the 18th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium

Northwestern University's Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium will take place September 22-25 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown (540 N Michigan Ave). This symposium has been called the most valuable breast cancer meeting worldwide for the practicing clinician. For 18 years, this multidisciplinary CME event has been bringing together leading national and international medical, surgical and radiation oncologists to present, debate and evaluate cutting-edge technology and approaches in the management of breast cancer.

Modified: August 16, 2016

Core Expo 2016 Presented by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

Sign up for Core Expo 2016 presented by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute. The expo features 8 core facilities and 3 centers of excellence. Facility managers and staff will showcase their innovative biomedical expertise, research and services available to all researchers in greater Chicago.

Modified: August 16, 2016

Developing Work-Life Resilience: Online Workshop for Grad Students and Postdocs

The CIRTL Network is offering a workshop that will provide training for students and postdocs to develop and sustain the support systems that will be required for them to establish their own work-life balance and successfully complete career transition milestones.

Modified: August 16, 2016

IMS has immediate job openings for October 2016

IMS health, a healthcare centric, data-driven consulting / information technology company has some immediate job opportunities of Analyst, Associate Consultant and Consultant.

Modified: August 15, 2016

Check out Versatile PhD Resources!

Access explore careers, job postings, contacts, and online panels through the Northwestern Versatile PhD portal! Check out the list of panels beginning in September!

Modified: August 12, 2016

Software Carpentry - September 20-21

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing.

Modified: August 12, 2016

Check out upcoming events at the Women’s Center!

Join the Women’s Center for upcoming events: Babywearing workshop on August 16th and the State of LGBT Health Symposium on August 18th!

Modified: August 10, 2016

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award Program

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award program supports postdoctoral scholars with the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, to assist in their transition from “mentored yet independent” postdoctoral projects to an independent, tenure-track position. Applications are due on September 19th. Contact the Office of Foundation Relations if you are interested in this funding opportunity.

Modified: August 10, 2016

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings- August 2016

Review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: August 10, 2016

Upcoming NUPF Events!

Check out the upcoming NUPF Coffee Hour (August 17th), Cultures and Cuisines (August 18th) and Happy Hour (August 25th)! Save the date for the NUPF Annual Symposium on September 14th on the Chicago campus!

Modified: August 10, 2016

Registration Open for Responsible Conduct of Research Training

This course is for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who are recipients of NIH or other training awards that require training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

Modified: August 9, 2016

Volunteer with Science Club

Science Club is seeking graduate students, postdocs and/or staff to volunteer at an after school science mentorship program.

Modified: August 4, 2016

Upcoming Webinar - The Academic Job Search: Presenting Yourself on Paper

The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium will host a webinar focused on the academic job search on August 25 at 12pm.

Modified: August 4, 2016

Midwest Regional BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) Informational Webinar

The University of Chicago, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University BEST programs will be hosting a webinar on August 10 from 12-1pm.

Modified: August 2, 2016

Argonne Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium

Registration is now open for the Argonne Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium taking place on October 6th. Argonne welcomes all postdocs and senior-level graduate students to register as an attendee or poster presenter.

Modified: July 28, 2016

Cancer Metastasis through the Lymphovascular System: Biology & Treatment - 7th International Symposium

Cancer Metastasis through the Lymphovascular System: Biology & Treatment - 7th International Symposium is taking place April 20-22, 2017 in San Francisco (Holiday Inn Golden Gateway). Abstracts are being accepted for Trainee and Young Investigator Awards. Submissions are due by September 20th!

Modified: July 28, 2016

NSF Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

A proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows preparing a proposal for the upcoming NSF deadline.

Modified: July 27, 2016

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in North America through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Studies on and in China have developed over the last 30 years in the United States and Canada into a robust field, but current conditions pose daunting problems. Applications are due November 9th.

Modified: July 27, 2016

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide two years of funding to recent recipients of the PhD for residence at a university for the purpose of revising the dissertation into a publishable manuscript or for beginning the first new project after completion of the PhD degree.  The teaching of one course per year is encouraged.  Priority is given to residence at universities or colleges providing a collegial atmosphere and working conditions enabling the postdoctoral Fellow’s entry into an academic career in Buddhist studies. Applications are due by November 15th at 8pm.

Modified: July 27, 2016

ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships

The ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships is a fellowship program that aims to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive collaborative projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Application materials are due September 28th. More details are available.

Modified: July 27, 2016

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships

NSF is now accepting proposals for the Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships! Applications are due by January 10th, 2017!

Modified: July 27, 2016

AAAS S&T Policy Info Session at Northwestern

Interested in contributing to policy at the federal level? Join us for a conversation to learn about the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF).

Modified: July 27, 2016

Fermilab: URA Visiting Scholars Program

The Universities Research Association (URA) Visiting Scholars Program at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory supports visits by researchers from the URA institutions to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year in areas such as high energy physics experiments, astrophysics, theory, accelerator physics, materials science, and computer science. Students, postdocs, or faculty doing research in areas such as high energy physics experiments, astrophysics, theory, accelerator physics, materials science, and computer science, related to the Fermilab mission are eligible to apply. Applications are due August 29th.

Modified: July 26, 2016

Communicating Science of Museums Through Youtube

Emily Graslie of ​The Field Museum ​and The Brain Scoop ​will be giving the public keynote lecture for the ComSciCon-Chicago workshop on August 6.

Modified: July 22, 2016

Medicinoxy: Aggregation Site for Academic Jobs in Life Sciences

Check out Medicinoxy, a site that aggregates academic vacancies in schools of medicine, pharmacy, and biodmedical sciences in the US and abroad!

Modified: July 18, 2016

Advanced Degree Consulting Summit

The second annual Advanced Degree Consulting Summit (ADCS) kicks off on July 22nd, 2016 at the Northwestern University Chicago campus.

Modified: July 18, 2016

Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

Modified: July 14, 2016

Northwestern Career Advancement Data Science Panel for MS, PhD, and Post Docs

Gain insight into the field and meet alumni and other professionals working as data scientists at this Northwestern Career Advancement panel discussion. The panelists will share information about data science careers and provide advice about transitioning from academia to this growing field.

Modified: July 13, 2016

NIH Research Career Development (K Award) & Important Notices

The next deadline for K-series awards new submissions is October 12th. Please review the recent notice from NINDS regarding specific eligibility requirements for K01 awards.

Modified: July 13, 2016

Kaluza Prizes

The American Society for Cell Biology is again offering the Kaluza Prizes supported by Beckman Coulter to honor academic excellence in graduate student research.

Modified: July 13, 2016

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The next application cycle for the Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards administered by the OPA is now open and will close on August 12th! Applications for travel taking place between September 1st and February 28th will be considered during this cycle. Read more for additional information.

Modified: July 13, 2016

Lasker Clinical Scholars

The NIH Office of Intramural Research is happy to announce the 2016-17 NIH-Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2/R00). The program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers, to promote their development to fully independent positions.

Modified: July 12, 2016

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings- July 2016

Review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: July 12, 2016

Lactation Room Map now available

Work/Life & Family Resources has developed a map with icons for the lactation rooms on campus.

Modified: July 11, 2016

Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Horizon Award

This funding opportunity will support junior-level scientists in conducting impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher (i.e., Mentor). Open to postdoctoral fellows within three years (excluding medical residency or family medical leave) of completion of his/her terminal degree, and is working in his/her Mentor’s laboratory by the time of the application submission deadline.

Modified: July 11, 2016

Networking Workshop Series in Evanston on July 15

The Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance (ADCA) is offering workshop series on networking in Evanston on July 15. They will share practical tips to successfully navigate networking events and provide guidance on building relationships with firms and recruiters.

Modified: July 7, 2016

Marshall Sheffield Fellowship

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission is offering one Marshall Sheffield Fellowship for 2017. The Fellowships allow American scientists or engineers to undertake postdoctoral research for one to two academic years at a British University or research institute.

Modified: July 5, 2016

Revised NIH Parental Leave Policy for NRSAs

The NIH recently issued a notice that revises the NIH parental leave policy for Ruth L. Kirstein National Research service Awards.

Modified: July 5, 2016

Join OPA and other Northwestern postdocs on LinkedIn!

Connect with the OPA and other Northwestern postdocs on LinkedIn!

Modified: July 1, 2016

Northwestern MOOC Certificates - Free for Staff and Faculty

Northwestern is pleased to announce that Northwestern faculty, staff, and students can take any of the University's massive open online course (MOOC) offerings on Coursera free of charge.

Modified: June 29, 2016

New Biostatistical Collaboration Center Subscription Service

Those working on lengthy projects requiring many hours of support from Biostatistical Collaboration Center (BCC) faculty or analysts can now retain these individuals for a set amount of time through a new subscription service offered by the BCC.

Modified: June 29, 2016

Rosalind Franklin University Symposium on Women in Medicine and Science

The Rosalind Franklin University Symposium on Women in Medicine and Science will take place on September 23. The theme of this all-day event is Gender Bias Under the Microscope.

Modified: June 29, 2016

KGI Announces the Certificate in Bioscience Management

The Keck Graduate Institute will offer the Certificate in Bioscience Management during the 2016-17 academic year in an online format.

Modified: June 29, 2016

Publishing Tools at Your Fingertips

Science Advances is now offering free tools to help you get your work reviewed and published.

Modified: June 29, 2016

iBiology: Networking Skills to Advance Your Career

Monica Feliu-Mojer, Community Engagement and Outreach Manager for iBiology, offers practical strategies to build effective networking skills and for building a strong network of contacts.

Modified: June 28, 2016

ACUBE: College and University Teaching Conference

ACUBE (the Associate of College and University Biology Educators) focuses on professional development for college and university biology teachers. Their annual meeting is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Modified: June 23, 2016

Tuition Reimbursement Toward Summer Writers’ Conference, July 28–30

The Northwestern University School of Professional Studies Summer Session is pleased to announce the 12th annual Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference, a three-day summer institute dedicated to the creation and revision of novels, short-stories, nonfiction and poetry.

Modified: June 17, 2016

2nd Annual Rush Research Mentoring Programs’ Symposium

The 2nd Annual Rush Research Mentoring Programs’ Symposium will be held on August 17, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Searle Conference Center (fifth floor of the Professional Building, 1725 W. Harrison St.). Abstract submissions are due by June 24th and registration closes on July 27th.

Modified: June 16, 2016

WPI STEM Faculty Launch Workshop

Learn how to pursue, apply for, and successfully launch your faculty career with the STEM Faculty Launch Workshop on September 22 & 23, a premier workshop for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers seeking tenure-track positions.

Modified: June 16, 2016

CREATE Program

The Center for Research Education and Training Enhancement (CREATE) at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) is a national program accepting applications from scholars (PhD Students and early-career investigators) seeking to increase the quality of their research education. This center is funded by the National Institutes of Health NIGMS Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT). Apply by July 11th!

Modified: June 15, 2016

AHA Grants for July 2016

The American Heart Association (AHA) is looking to empower postdoctoral trainees who are not independent with assistance and training from a mentor to initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.

Modified: June 15, 2016

Application Call 2016: Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award (CDA)

The purpose of the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation is to support the research of promising young scientists, to contribute to the creation of new areas of research in the biological sciences in Italy, and to strengthen and develop collaborative relationships between Italian scientists and those at Harvard Medical School in Boston (HMS). Apply by July 15th!

Modified: June 15, 2016

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course - Summer 2016

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course (PHIL_NP 381-0) through Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies will be held on Thursday and Friday, July 13th-14th from 9am to 5pm in Wieboldt Hall (339 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago campus). Registration is open; space in the class is limited and tends to reach capacity quickly. Register today!

Modified: June 15, 2016

Lung Cancer Research Foundation Request for Proposals

Through the Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Research Grant program, the foundation will support projects with a focus on basic science, translational research, clinical research, supportive care, and quality of care/outcomes. The program is open to all U.S. and international investigators, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, physicians, medical students, and nurse researchers. Deadline to apply is July 1st!

Modified: June 15, 2016

Baxter Young Investigator Awards program is now accepting applications

The eighth annual Baxter Young Investigator Awards program is underway and currently accepting applications. The deadline for application submission is June 30, 2016. The program is intended to recognize research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives.

Modified: June 15, 2016

Celebrating 2015-16, Kaplan Institute style

Please take a look at what the Kaplan Humanities Institute has been up to this past year (including Mellon postdoctoral fellows featured on pages 8 and 9)!

Modified: June 15, 2016

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowship Funding Opportunities (& New Important Notice)

The next deadline for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) F Series of Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32) is August 8th. Please review recent announcement regarding specific eligibility requirements.

Modified: June 15, 2016

Science Launches the 2016 Dance Your Ph.D. Contest

Can you bust a move? Are you a postdoc or PhD student in the sciences?? Science magazine has announced its 2016 "Dance Your PhD Contest." PhD-level scientists or students working on science-related PhDs are invited to explain their work through a dance posted as a YouTube video. Winners will receive cash prizes in each of four categories—physics, chemistry, biology, and social sciences—and more for best overall dance. The deadline for submissions is September 30.

Modified: June 14, 2016

Northwestern's Summer Cinema Series

Northwestern's family-friendly summer cinema series is free and open to the general public and sponsored by Norris University Center and Summer Session.

Modified: June 14, 2016

Where Science & Policy Change the World: Live Chats on the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provides scientists, social scientists, engineers, and health/medical professionals, the opportunity to work in federal policy in Washington DC for one year.

Modified: June 13, 2016

English Group Classes

For the first time, English Language Programs will be offering a spoken English group class (Ling 380) and one-on-one tutoring in the Summer Quarter, in addition to their online speech training software NativeAccent.

Modified: June 9, 2016

Graduate Women in Science Event- Advice for Navigating Academic Jobs: Applications to Offers

Graduate Women in Science is hosting a talk titled "Advice for Navigating Academic Jobs: Applications to Offers". At this meeting you will hear advice on navigating the academic job market by one of their members, Megan Reissman, who recently landed a tenure-track position.

Modified: June 9, 2016

CHIentist Networking Session

Meet like-minded professionals and academics for CHIentist's Fromal Structured Networking Session on Wednesday, June 15 from 6:30 - 8:30.

Modified: June 8, 2016

Science Communication Careers for PhDs

This career trek for PhD students and postdocs in the biological, physical, and social sciences will give you the opportunity to explore careers related to science communication and network with practitioners in the field in their places of work.

Modified: June 8, 2016

Teaching Portfolio Bootcamp

Creating an effective teaching statement and portfolio is a challenging but increasingly important part of preparing for the job market. Teaching Portfolio Boot Camp will consist of three 3-hour sessions.

Modified: June 3, 2016

Quantification in FIJI/ImageJ (for beginners)

a hands on workshop that will cover basic quantification techniques such as counting/tracking cells, co-localization & intensity measurements, kymographs, and assembling/labeling a movie with time stamper & arrows, etc.

Modified: June 2, 2016

The Annual Scientific Images Contest is Now Open for 2016

The Annual Scientific Images Contest is now open for 2016! Any student, postdoctoral fellow, faculty or staff may submit research-based images from their lab or work.

Modified: June 1, 2016

ADCA Workshop Series - Consulting 101

ADCA will be holding a series of workshops designed to help you navigate the consulting recruitment process and successfully land a position with a top consulting firm. Topics will include Consulting 101, Crafting an Effective Resume, Tackling the Fit Interview, and Networking. Tackling the Fit Interview sessions will be on May 4th and 10th. Stay tuned for dates/times/locations for the other topics.

Modified: May 25, 2016

NHGRI Intramural Health Disparities Postdoctoral Fellowship

This fellowship is intended for recent doctoral and medical graduates interested in utilizing genetics/genomics approaches in the growing area of health disparities research.

Modified: May 24, 2016

Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

Modified: May 19, 2016

Financial Series from CGSA-APD

Save the dates for an upcoming 3 part financial education seminar series.

Modified: May 17, 2016

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School will offer a five-day proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop will focus primarily on those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline, though other grant writers are welcome.

Modified: May 16, 2016

AAAS Student and Postdoc Discounted membership offer

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can join AAAS at a discounted rate of $52 per year on digital memberships and $76 per year on print memberships. Membership includes a subscription to the weekly journal Science. This offer will be available through May 31, 2016.

Modified: May 12, 2016

Dow Chemical Company BEST - Building Engineering & Science Talent Symposium

The 10th annual BEST Symposium, hosted by The Dow Chemical Company, will be held in Midland, MI on August 29, - September 1, 2016

Modified: May 12, 2016

AAAS Launches New E-Learning Career Development Center

The American Association For The Advancement Of Science (AAAS) has just launched the Career Development Center, a new e-learning website located at https://careerdevelopment.aaas.org/. Their goal is to provide online courses that address the skills our members need at different stages of their science and engineering careers.

Modified: May 12, 2016

Upcoming One Book One Northwestern Events

Check out these upcoming One Book One Northwestern events this May.

Modified: May 11, 2016

Biomedical Data Science Research Day Registration is Now Open

Learn about the application of data science and big data methods to clinical and biomedical research at Biomedical Data Science Research Day on Friday, June 10

Modified: May 10, 2016

OPA Professional Development Workshop: Career Planning & Visas/Residency with Brendan Delaney

Please mark your calendars for an upcoming OPA workshop with Immigration Attorney Brendan Delaney on May 12th at 2pm in Searle Seminar Room.

Modified: May 10, 2016

Duff & Phelps is hiring Senior Associates

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, disputes and investigations, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting.

Modified: May 10, 2016

11th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop

The American Society for Cell Biology Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) is accepting applications for the 11th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop. The workshop will be held July 16-18, 2016, at the University of North Carolina Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC.

Modified: May 10, 2016

BioSurvival Skills Workshop on Cover Letter and Resume Writing

The workshop will be led by Mearah Quinn-Brauner, Assistant Director, Student Career Advising at Northwestern Career Advancement. Whether you are about to start your job search or a first year graduate student, it is always a good time to make sure your CV or resume is polished and up-to-date.

Modified: May 9, 2016

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise. Save the dates: May 23rd (Chicago) and May 24th (Evanston)! Register by May 16th to attend!

Modified: May 6, 2016

Northwestern CGSA's 6th annual Habitat for Humanity build day

Meet new friends at Northwestern and help better the Chicago community by volunteering at Northwestern CGSA's 6th annual Habitat for Humanity build day on Saturday, May 21st!

Modified: May 5, 2016

Northwestern Women’s Center - Participate in Focus Groups

The Northwestern Women’s Center has played an important role for women individually and collectively during its 30-year history. As the needs of the Northwestern campus community has evolved, there is an opportunity to assess the goals, services, and impact of the Women’s Center. Input from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows is an important part of this initiative, and you are invited to share your perspective in a 90-minute focus group on Wednesday, May 11th at Norris in the Scholars Room, 204 in Evanston. The first 10 people who sign up to attend will receive a $15 Starbucks gift card after attending the session.

Modified: May 5, 2016

Interviewing Skills 101 with Mearah Quinn-Brauner and Kristen Mighty (Chicago Campus)

Join NUPF and fellow postdocs and grad students for Interviewing Skills 101 with Mearah Quinn-Brauner and Kristen Mighty on May 12th, from 4-5pm in Ward 5-230 (303 E Chicago Ave, Chicago Campus). RSVP to attend, refreshments will be served

Modified: May 5, 2016

Songs for Solidarity: A Benefit Concert Sponsored by Beyond Compliance

This is a benefit concert to combat stigma, raise awareness, and promote inclusion on campus at Northwestern.

Modified: May 4, 2016

Sriram Boothalingam: Postdoctoral Fellow in Communication Sciences and Disorders

For Sriram Boothalingam, postdoctoral fellow in Communication Sciences, the best part about life at Northwestern is the depth of research and the great minds available in his chosen field of Audiology.

Modified: May 4, 2016

Live Q&A: Negotiating an Academic Position

Join a Google Hangout hosted by NRMN and iBiolopgy on Friday May 6th, 2016 for a live Q&A to talk about navigating the higher ed landscape and negotiating an academic position.

Modified: May 4, 2016

Check out these funding opportunities from the Spencer Foundation

The Spencer Foundation funding opportunities focus on funding research in the education sector. The next deadline for submitting proposals for the Small Research Grants program is May 2nd. Contact the Office of Foundation Relations if you are interested in appying for this opportunity!

Modified: May 4, 2016

NINDS Intends to Restructure its Support of Postdoctoral Researchers

On May 2nd, the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announced that it “intends to restructure its support of postdoctoral researchers by publishing two funding opportunity announcements (FOA) to solicit applications for support of postdoctoral research training and career development.” Estimated to start in December 2016 NINDS will only accept F32 applications from candidates who are within the time window that spans one year before to one year after entering their postdoctoral laboratory. NINDS also intends to issue a FOA to solicit K01 applications from candidates within the second through fourth year of cumulative postdoctoral research experience.

Modified: May 4, 2016

2016 NIH Regional Seminar in Chicago, October 26-28

Each year, the Office of Extramural Research (OER) sponsors the NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration. The 2016 NIH Regional Semiar in Chicago will take place October 26-28 at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel. The seminars are appropriate for grants administrators, researchers new to NIH, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. More details and registration information is available.

Modified: May 4, 2016

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

LIMITED SUBMISSION funding opportunity for early investigators! Please review the detailed instructions. Deadline for internal LOI (including Dept Chair letter) is June 1st!

Modified: May 4, 2016

Spring 2016 CBC Funding Opportunities

CBC invites new applications for the HTS Supplementary Grant programs (last time being offered). Applications due May 27th!

Modified: May 4, 2016

Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship - (Brief) Internal Proposal due May 19th!

This is a limited submission funding opportunity: The Primary Mission of The Hartwell Foundation is to grant awards to individuals for innovative and cutting-edge biomedical applied research that will potentially benefit children. The individuals and children should be citizens of the United States. Internal proposals due to the Office of Research Development by May 19th!

Modified: May 4, 2016

The Neuroscience Scholars Program

NSP is a two-year training program open to underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers that strives to cultivate long-term success through mentoring and networking, professional skill development, and educational programming.

Modified: May 4, 2016

Northwestern Night at the Art Institute of Chicago

Join the Northwestern community for the upcoming Northwestern Night at the Art Institute of Chicago on May 5th from 5pm-8pm. The event allows anyone with a WildCARD (faculty, staff, students, and alumni) and their guests the opportunity to attend the museum for free. This will be a great opportunity to explore the museum and visit the Van Gogh Bedrooms exhibit before it closes on May 10th!

Modified: May 3, 2016

The CIRTL Network

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, & Learning is offering summer courses.

Modified: April 29, 2016

Drinks with the Dean: Chicago Campus

Acting Dean Craig Bina and Associate Dean Hank Seifert invite postdoctoral fellows to The Windsor (Chicago campus) for drinks and appetizers on May 10th, from 5:30-6:30pm. Please join us in informal discussions relevant to postdoctoral training at Northwestern. This event has limited openings, so reserve your spot today!

Modified: April 25, 2016

Cancer Survivors Celebration Walk & 5K

Celebrate the strides the Lurie Cancer Center is making to overcome cancer. The Cancer Survivors Celebration Walk & 5K is a unique opportunity for cancer survivors, families and friends to connect with the physicians, scientists and healthcare providers who support them every step of the way.

Modified: April 25, 2016

Access Session Information from NPA Meeting 2016

The NPA recently hosted a 3-part webinar series focusing on Pathways to the Life Science Industry and it was a great success! You can listen to recordings of each session now available online.

Modified: April 25, 2016

Pathways to the Life Science Industry Webinar

The Keck Graduate Institute recently hosted a 3-part webinar series focusing on Pathways to the Life Science Industry and it was a great success! You can listen to recordings of each session via the links below.

Modified: April 21, 2016

2016 Empowering Women in Science & Engineering (EWISE) Symposium

Registration is now open for Cornell’s biennial EWISE Symposium for faculty, researchers, administrators, postdocs, PhD students, and professionals who are interested in networking and establishing relationships with women and champions of women across the STEM disciplines. Although most symposium participants are from Cornell, this event is open to students and colleagues from other institutions as well. Registration deadline is May 17th.

Modified: April 21, 2016

Networking Skills 101 with Mearah Quinn-Brauner - Evanston Campus

Come sharpen your networking skills to expand your professional networks for increase exposure to job opportunities in the future on April 27th at 12pm on the Evanston campus!

Modified: April 20, 2016

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-2017 Change Makers staff cohort!

Join next year's Change Makers cohort to become an agent of change to create greater inclusion on campus and beyond. Applications are due by May 6th!

Modified: April 20, 2016

Upcoming Opportunities with Bain & Company

Check out upcoming opportunities from Bain & Company: Bain Passports Webinar (April 26th), Advance into Consulting 2016 (Applications due June 1st), Full-time applications (Due August 5th)

Modified: April 20, 2016

T.Z. Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Annual Lecture

Please join the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University for this year's annual Theodore Zev Weiss Lecture on Wednesday, May 11th at 4pm in Harris Hall 107 (1881 Sheridan, Evanston). Professor Eric Sundquist of Johns Hopkins University will deliver the lecture, “Writing the Holocaust."

Modified: April 20, 2016

Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award

The Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award consists of three-to-five years of funding allocated to an independent investigator at a host institute in Italy. The program is aimed at young and talented scientists, to enable them to contribute significantly to their areas of research.

Modified: April 20, 2016

Leverage Your PhD: Careers in Higher Education Administration

This panel discussion will take place on May 3rd from 530-7pm in TGS Commons (2122 Sheridan, Evanston). Panelists will discuss how their PhD training helps them in their current work as well as things they wished they had known about job seeking while they were in graduate school. They will also share advice about how current PhD students and postdocs can explore careers in higher education administration. The panel will be followed by informal discussion over refreshments.

Modified: April 19, 2016

Career Development Event: Beyond Academia with Dr. John Pham

You are invited to attend a career discussion with Dr. John Pham on Wednesday, April 27 in Cook 3118 from 10:30-11:30 AM on the Evanston Campus. Dr. Pham is a graduate of the IBiS Graduate Program and the current editor of Molecular Cell. He will be discussing his job as an editor and how he made the transition from academia to publishing.

Modified: April 13, 2016

National Science Foundation MPS Directorate Visiting Northwestern April 21

The National Science Foundation Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Directorate is visiting a select number of institutions in 2016, including Northwestern University, to better understand the scientific opportunities, research landscape, and workforces they impact.

Modified: April 13, 2016

N.XT Fund Now Accepting Applications

The N.XT Fund is now accepting applications for funding to support early-stage innovations based on Northwestern technologies (patented by the University) that are too advanced for federal funding but too early for private investment.

Modified: April 13, 2016

CBC HTS Supplemental Grant Program

In response to the community-wide interest in High Throughput Screening (HTS), the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is offering a CBC HTS Supplemental Grant Program to help fund discovery of innovative small-molecule probes and “hits”.

Modified: April 13, 2016

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards

The NIH Director's Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Though most newly graduated doctoral-level researchers would benefit by post-doctoral training, a small number of outstanding junior investigators would benefit instead by launching directly into an independent research career.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Northwestern Computational Research Day

Northwestern's 3rd Annual Computational Research Day will showcase new and innovative computational research at the University. Attend this one-of-a-kind event and learn about the exciting research happening at Northwestern, computational facilities on campus, new ways to conduct research, and find potential collaborations.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching offers a range of opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to think about ways to translate their disciplinary perspectives into effective teaching strategies. Check out upcoming workshops for graduate student and postdoctoral fellows.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Spotlight on Laura Dassama: Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biosciences and Master Brewer

Laura Dassama integrates science into her life both professionally and recreationally: she is a postdoctoral fellow in Rosenzweig Lab, and she uses her scientific insights to brew beer in her free time.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Tax Filing Deadline: April 18

The U.S. tax filing deadline is Monday, April 18, 2016. Non-resident students that received only scholarship/fellowship income in 2015 have until June 15, 2016 to file.

Modified: April 13, 2016

INVO Practicum

INVO seeks students & postdocs interested in intellectual property & commercialization.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health

The Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking an outstanding individual to serve as Director of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), Office of Intramural Research, Office of the Director.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Save the Date: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016, Thursday, April 28

Mark your calendars for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016, Thursday, April 28. Registration opens March 30th!

Modified: April 13, 2016

STEM PhDs: Learn to Handle the Legal and Business Side of Innovation

Build on your advanced scientific and technical training with a one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree offered by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Modified: April 13, 2016

2016 FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program combines rigorous graduate-level coursework with the development of a regulatory science research project.

Modified: April 11, 2016

RSG Research Communication Training Program

Turn great researchers into great communicators. Applications are now being accepted for this summer workshop series, free to TGS graduate students and postdocs. Applications are due May 1.

Modified: April 11, 2016

Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor Applications Now Open!

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will be holding an informational session about the Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor program on April 18th. The Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor applications are due on May 10th.

Modified: April 11, 2016

PhD and Postdoc Biotech Career Development Opportunity, April 19

iBIO, the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization, is hosting a Career Development Program for PhD students and postdocs. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kristen Mighty (contact for postdocs) or Mearah Quinn-Brauner (contact for PhD students) to learn how to acquire the Northwestern registration code. RSVP soon!

Modified: April 11, 2016

Congratulations to Awardees!

The second cycle of 2015-16 Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards adminstered by the OPA have been awarded to 30 postdoctoral fellows across both campuses! Congratulations!

Modified: April 6, 2016

Keystone Symposia Scholarships

Keystone Symposia offer scholarships of up to $1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. To apply for a scholarship, you must apply via the Symposia Meetings Page and click the "apply for scholarship" link next to the meeting that you wish to attend. Meetings are coming up in October 2015 and January 2016.

Modified: April 6, 2016

Keystone Symposia: Diversity in Life Science Programs

Call for applications for the 2017 Keystone Symposia Fellows Programs - Applications due May 20th

Modified: April 6, 2016

NCATS Eli Lilly Externship Opportunity in Clinical and Translational Sciences

Investigators, trainees and scholars at Northwestern University and other National Center for Advancing Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) programs are invited to apply for the NCATS Eli Lilly Externship Opportunity in Clinical and Translational Sciences. Applications are due April 20th!

Modified: April 6, 2016

NUCATS Pilot Award Program

Funding to accelerate research is now available through the NUCATS pilot award program. Applications for the next round of pilot awards are due on April 22.

Modified: March 25, 2016

EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) grants

This international research opportunity is mutually beneficial to the U.S. participants and the hosts through cooperative activities during research visits and also by establishing international research partnerships to enrich future research activities in Europe and the U.S.

Modified: March 25, 2016

NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2016

Join over 50 NIH and HHS program, review, grants, and policy experts, senior NIH leadership, as well as approximately 600 postdocs from around the globe.

Modified: March 23, 2016

SciFinder Future Leaders

Apply for the 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia, PA by April 10.

Modified: March 22, 2016

Developing a Teaching Philosophy Workshop

Register by April 6 to attend this two-part, online workshop

Modified: March 18, 2016

Northwestern Computational Research Day Visualization Challenge and Poster Challenge

Submissions for the Poster session are due March 25, and are due April 1 for the Visualization Challenge.

Modified: March 16, 2016

Part-time Adjunct Instructors at Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for three part-time adjunct instructors for graduate level chemistry courses taking place in Spring 2016. More information is available.

Modified: March 16, 2016

CIRTL Events & Courses

Check out what programming and resources the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) offers postdocs, including upcoming CIRTLCast sessions on Building a Rewarding Academic Career and an online IDP workshop!

Modified: March 16, 2016

Mentored Discussions of Teaching

Interested in teaching? Then you may be interested in participating in Mentored Discussions of Teaching, which is a one-quarter program designed to generate discussions about teaching. Check out the webpage for more information!

Modified: March 16, 2016

Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program

Application system is now open and will close on March 31st at 5pm for the 2016 Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program! View the OPA Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education (BSEE) webpage for more details.

Modified: March 16, 2016

Allied Minds Fellows Program

The deadline to submit an application for the Allied Minds Fellows Program is April 15, 2016.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Connect to Clearview

A unique opportunity for advanced degree candidates focused in life sciences to experience three days as a life sciences strategy consultant.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Insight Fellows Program

The Program is accepting applications for Summer 2016 Insight Fellowships

Modified: March 15, 2016

Master of Science in Law Program Informational Webinar

The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL) program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law prepares students for careers at the intersection of law, business, and technology. Learn more by joining them for their upcoming webinar. They will provide a comprehensive overview of the MSL program, including curriculum, full-time and part-time scheduling, career opportunities, and more.

Modified: March 15, 2016

The Data Incubator Fellowship

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.

Modified: March 15, 2016

RSG Keynote Address: Charlie Meyerson

TGS’s RSG Research Communication Program hosts award-winning radio and Internet news veteran Charlie Meyerson (WXRT, WBEZ, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business) who has been fighting tuneout his entire career.

Modified: March 15, 2016

RSG Keynote Speaker: Dietram Scheufele

The Brave New World of (Science) Communication: How We All Make Sense of Complex Information in Modern News Environments.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Lectures in Life Sciences Series

The following is the schedule of seminars in the Lectures in Life Science (LLS) series sponsored by the Driskill Graduate Program (DGP).

Modified: March 15, 2016

Planning and Presenting a Conference Poster

This workshop is designed for graduate students and post-docs who have submitted an abstract for a conference poster presentation. Attendees should come with laptops, resources, and having applied to a specific conference or already have an abstract accepted for poster presentation.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Free Admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art

Students, faculty, and staff can visit the MCA for free with a valid Wildcard.

Modified: March 15, 2016

One-week Intensive Management Training Course at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive management training course from July 11-16, 2016, at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Laboratory Manager Position at UIC

Jalees Rehman's laboratory at UIC is looking for lab manager starting this spring. The position will entail engaging in some original research as well as administratively managing the lab.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is sponsoring the 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute (2016 PPI) on June 2-3, 2016 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Coaching Groups for Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development

The National Research Mentoring Netowork (NRMN) continues to offer a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators who are at a later training stage, specifically postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.

Modified: March 14, 2016

English Language Programs Spring Registration

If you are an international postdoc, you may be interested in English language services during your time at Northwestern. The English Language Programs (ELP) offers group courses, individual sessions, and an online software for pronunciation practice.

Modified: March 14, 2016

Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

Save the Date: 2016 AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar: September 15-18, 2016 Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk San Antonio, TX

Modified: March 14, 2016

McKinsey & Company: Summer Insight Programs, MD Workshops

The following are webinar and workshop opportunities presented by McKinsey & Company

Modified: March 14, 2016

BCG Middle East Presents: Aspire M.E. in Boston April 9-10

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Middle East is excited to announce Aspire M.E.-their event in the US inviting Arabic speaking students who want to create impact in the GCC.

Modified: March 3, 2016

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1)

The NUCATS TL1 is a novel training program that seeks to promote interactions among both mentors and trainees in both pediatrics and engineering, in order to encourage creative thinking and new approaches to child-health research problems.

Modified: March 1, 2016

Spring & Fall 2016 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding & Grants Administration

The NIH is pleased to announce that registration is now open for two NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2016.

Modified: February 25, 2016

Longtime Director of the Women's Center, Renee Redd, has retired after 21 years of service to the University

Thank you, Renee, for your commitment and dedication to gender equity and inclusion.

Modified: February 25, 2016

One-week Intensive Management Training Course at Keck Graduate Institute

ASCB, in partnership with Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a course from July 11-16.

Modified: February 25, 2016

Planning and Presenting a Conference Poster

A four-hour workshop for graduate students and postdocs who have submitted an abstract for a conference poster presentation

Modified: February 17, 2016

Worlds at War Minds at Peace - Intersecting Leadership and Mental Health

Radhanath Swarmi will speak at an event hosted by the AIESEC student group on April 14.

Modified: February 17, 2016

CIM@MATTER: February 2016 CIMposium at Northwestern University - Chicago Campus

Join CIM@MATTER for an opportunity to learn more about what it takes to bring your life sciences startup to the next level at Northwestern on February 23rd on the Chicago campus!

Modified: February 17, 2016

Mentored Discussions of Teaching

Applications are now open for the Mentored Discussions of Teaching programs at the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching.

Modified: February 17, 2016

Job Search Toolbox Info Session

Come to CGSA's Job-Search Toolbox info session where Student Career Advising will show you tools that will help you find the job you’ve always wanted on February 24th at 4pm on the Chicago campus!

Modified: February 16, 2016

GCC Virtual Career Fair

Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair sponsored by Graduate Career Consortium will take place on March 2nd! Postdocs, Ph.D./Master's students & Alumni are invited to attend!

Modified: February 16, 2016

Join the International Office for a Tour of the Block Museum

Friday is going to be 55 degrees and beautiful! Come celebrate the warm weather by joining the International Office for a docent-led tour through the Block Museum.

Modified: February 16, 2016

The PhD Movie 2

Join TGS and GSA for a screening of PhD Movie 2 on February 25 on both Chicago and Evanston campuses

Modified: February 16, 2016

Advanced Degree Consultants Alliance Events

ADC has several upcoming events and deadlines in March and April

Modified: February 16, 2016

Boston Consulting Group Information Session

There will be an information session on Thursday, March 17th, for Northwestern University MD, JK, PhD students, and postdocs interested in full-time career opportunities at BCG, and to learn more about the three day Bridge to BCG summer program.

Modified: February 16, 2016

Submit Your Abstract for Research Day

The 12th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day will be held on April 7. This event is an opportunity to share research with colleagues, find potential new collaborators and explore the exciting research taking place at Feinberg.

Modified: February 11, 2016

Mudd Library Renovation Announcements

As part of a series of construction projects on north campus, the Seeley G. Mudd Library building will close for renovation March 25, and will remain closed until September 2017. The following are the changes that students and faculty can expect on March 25

Modified: February 10, 2016

The 23rd Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration Walk & 5k

Join us to honor cancer survivors and celebrate the meaningful strides we've made in understanding and treating cancer

Modified: February 10, 2016

Michigan AGEP Alliance National Conference-Navigating the Maize Conference

Join the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for the Michigan AGEP Alliance National Conference-Navigating the Maize Conference taking place on March 17-19. Abstracts for the poster session will be accepted until March 4th. More details are available.

Modified: February 3, 2016

Congratulations to Awardees!

The first cycle of 2015-16 Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards adminstered by the OPA have been awarded to 25 postdoctoral fellows across both campuses! Congratulations!

Modified: February 3, 2016

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity: The Moore Inventor Fellows

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is launching a competition to identify outstanding inventors who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. This is a limited submission funding opportunity, internal letters of intent are due by February 15th (by midnight). More details are available.

Modified: February 3, 2016

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity: ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes

The Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Program will consider applications directed toward all topics relevant to prevention, treatment and cure of all types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes), diabetes-related disease states (obesity, pre-diabetes, and other insulin resistant states) and the complications of the disease. This is a limited submission opportunity, the mandatory Internal Letter of Intent is due by February 22nd (by midnight). Detailed instructions are available.

Modified: February 2, 2016

Information Session for Kellogg's Business for Scientists Executive Education Program

Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for an information session on February 4

Modified: February 2, 2016

AIMBE FDA Scholars Program

AIMBE has partnered with FDA to offer public policy appointments to post doctoral scholars with advanced training in biomedical engineering. Deadline to apply is February 16th!

Modified: February 2, 2016

GI Circadian Meeting 2016

The first symposium on the role of circadian rhythm in gastrointestinal, metabolic and neurological diseases will take place on May 5th and 6th at Rush University Medical Center. This symposium will bring together national and international experts in the field of circadian, gastrointestinal, liver, metabolism, nutrition and brain-gut pathways research.

Modified: February 2, 2016

Fourth Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference

Join colleagues from around the country on April 1st and 2nd when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host a national conference that offers women of color, faculty, university administrators, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students a unique educational and professional opportunity to network, engage, and learn with peers. Early bird registration ends Febuary 19th!

Modified: February 2, 2016

Dan David Prize Scholarship

The Dan David Prize awards twenty scholarships of USD $15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of exceptional promise in specific fields. More information is available on the program's website. Applications are due March 10th!

Modified: February 2, 2016

NIH NRSA Stipend Changes for FY16

Please note the NIH NRSA Stipend changes for FY16. More information is available.

Modified: January 29, 2016

Pursuit Award Competition 2016

The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Canada is proud to host the annual Pursuit Award competition in June 2016

Modified: January 28, 2016

Kemin Industries 2016 Conference Travel Fellowships

Kemin Industries will offer four conference travel fellowships of $1,500 for postdocs and graduate students who have been accepted to give a poster or oral presentation. Applications are due February 9th!

Modified: January 27, 2016

Leverage Your PhD: CV to Resume Workshop

Are you a PhD student or postdoc considering applying for positions in diverse career paths? Need to learn how to translate your academic CV into a skills- and accomplishment-focused resume? Join the NCA and TGS/OPA on January 27th or 29th to learn how to leverage you PhD in a resume! RSVP to attend.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The application cycle for the 2nd round of Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards adminstered by the OPA will open January 15th and close February 19th!

Modified: January 21, 2016

GCC Virtual Career Fair

SAVE THE DATE: Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair sponsored by Graduate Career Consortium will take place on March 2nd! Postdocs, Ph.D./Master's students & Alumni are invited to attend!

Modified: January 21, 2016

Leveraging your PhD: Drop-in Speed Resume Review Sessions

Representatives from Northwestern Career Advancement and The Graduate School Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be hosting an open walk-in resume review session on both the Evanston (February 17th, 4-530pm, TGS Commons) and Chicago (February 19th, 1130am-1pm, TGS Chicago Office) campuses.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Writing As If You Mean It: Scholars, Books, and the Dream of Usable Scholarship

How do you publish a scholarly book? Hot Off The Press is a lecture/workshop opportunity to learn about the publishing process and network with faculty and graduate students from a variety of disciplines at Northwestern.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellow Lecture - Adam Jakus

Join Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellow Adam Jakus as he discusses 3D-printing technologies in his lecture A 3D-Painted Future: New Materials for Tissue Engineering, Energy, Advanced Structures, and More.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Buffett Forum for Languages and Cultures Language Tables Series

The Buffett Forum for Languages and Cultures will be hosting a series of Language Tables during Winter Quarter and would like to invite the broader Northwestern community of faculty, students and staff to attend. The Language Tables provide an opportunity to gather and converse in one of eight languages in the friendly environment of the PARC Dining Room in the Allison Dining Hall with refreshments provided by the Buffett Forum and the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Northwestern's Employee Tuition Benefits Online Info Session

Northwestern University School of Professional Studies (SPS) and the Northwestern Human Resources Benefits Division will host an Online Information Session for benefits eligible NU employees on January 28th at 12pm. Register to attend!

Modified: January 21, 2016

ASM Grant Writing Webinar Series

Participate in the American Society for Microbiology's new online course, the ASM Grant Writing Institute Online. This 6-part, interactive series provides participants with an overview of the NIH and NSF grant process, including best practices and strategies for developing a successful grant application.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Merck Darmstadt Germany Innovation Cup 2016

Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) will conduct the 6th Merck Innovation Cup Summer Camp from July 3rd-8th. The Innovation Cup brings together a promising new generation of talent in a meeting of the generations with senior Merck managers and researchers and accomplished Merck retirees. Applications are due by January 31st.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Check out the new INVO video series!

Learn How the INVO Commercialization Video Series Can Help You Patent Your Next Great Idea

Modified: January 19, 2016

NextProf Science 2016 – applications due February 28th

NextProf Science is a workshop being offered at the University of Michigan on May 10-13th that is aimed at future faculty (advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows). Applications due February 28th!

Modified: January 19, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity - Science Fair Judge

Are you interested in science and looking for an opportunity to volunteering! Sign up to judge students' projects at the Regional Fair at Truman College on February 5th. Light breakfast will be served during judges orientation at 8:30 am on February 5th. Judges will then be given a packet of 5-7 projects to judge during the allotted time (9-12:30). Lunch is also provided.

Modified: January 19, 2016

Open Access Initiative

Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago formed an open access core research facilities partnership. Researchers at these three schools now have acccess to a partner's instrumentation and expertise at no additional charge for an outside user.

Modified: January 13, 2016

NRC Research Associate Programs

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is pleased to announce opportunities for postdoctoral, senior, and graduate fellowship awards in the 2016 NRC Research Associateship Programs. These programs provide opportunities for PhD, ScD, or MD scientists and engineers to perform research of their own choosing that is compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratory. Next application deadline is February 1st.

Modified: January 11, 2016

Funding Resources - Finding Corporate/Foundation Funding

Looking to identify non-government funding resources? Check out these resources!

Modified: January 6, 2016

Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program

Eli Lilly and Company is pleased to announce the opening of the Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program, a competitive post-doctoral fellowship award. This program is designed to foster post-doctoral career development through the recognition of highly innovative pre-competitive post-doctoral research proposals by providing the recipient with up to 4 years of funding and a unique training experience. See full story for more details. Interested applicants must work closely with their department administrator and grants officer and Dean's level nomination is required. Preliminary proposals are due January 28th!

Modified: January 6, 2016

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grants

Are you a postdoc in the biomedical sciences and need to travel either domestically or internationally to a laboratory to acquire a new research technique or to facilitate a collaboration? Check out this funding opportunity from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Must be US citizen/permanent resident to apply. Deadline is February 1st!

Modified: January 5, 2016

Spotlight on Dr. Monica Laronda: Northwestern PhD and Postdoc

Monica Laronda is a graduate of Northwestern’s Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences (DGP) and is currently a postdoc in Prof. Teresa Woodruff’s lab. She is also the recipient of one of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s prestigious Career Award at the Scientific Interface (CASI) in recognition of her innovative work on engineering a replacement ovary that could restore endocrine functions in cancer survivors, allowing them to go through puberty and have children. Check out the full spotlight on Dr. Laronda!

Modified: January 5, 2016

New NIH Research Training and Career Development Programs Website

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports Research Training and Career Development programs to help prepare individuals for careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. This re-designed website is organized to help you target your particular educational or career stage to find out what programs are available for you. Check it out today and provide feedback to the OPA!

Modified: January 5, 2016

Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging

The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows, who are uniquely capable of translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging. Letter of Intent is due March 3rd!

Modified: January 5, 2016

2016 L'Oréal USA for Women in Science

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers for their outstanding contributions in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Recipients receive up to $60,000 each for their postdoctoral research. Please note: applicants must be American born, naturalized citizen or permanent resident. Applications are due by February 5th.

Modified: January 5, 2016

Fragile X Research Foundation

FRAXA aims to accelerate research directed at finding a specific treatment for fragile X syndrome, with the goal being to bring practical treatment into current medical practice as quickly as possible. There are a limited number of Postdoctoral Fellowships available at a fixed rate of $45,000 per year. Please read more about this opportunity on FRAXA's Grant & Fellowship on the program webpage. Next deadline is February 1st.

Modified: January 5, 2016

The Graduate School - Funding Opportunities

The Graduate School provides funding opportunities for groups/organizations: Professional Development Grants and Catalyst Grants. There are multiple deadlines throughout the year, so be sure to submit your proposals by the appropriate deadline. The next deadline for these grants is January 22nd. Read more about these grant opportunities today.

Modified: January 4, 2016

The Graduate School - Faculty Research Grants

Faculty Research Grants are intended to support the research and creative projects of faculty in fields where there is little or no external funding or start-up money available. Postdocs beyond the first year of appointmen and from Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (social sciences and humanities), School of Communication, School of Education and Social Policy and Bienen School of Music are eligible. The next deadline is January 19th. More infromation is available.

Modified: January 4, 2016

Burrough's Wellcome Fund - Postdoctoral Enrichment

The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. Full details are available here. Application deadline is January 15th.

Modified: January 4, 2016

ASM/CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the ASM/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The goal of this program is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC. Applications are due by January 15th.

Modified: January 4, 2016

2016-2017 IBM Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences

Interested in advancing your postdoctoral training in pure and applied mathematics or theoretical and exploratory computer science at the Watson Research Center near New York City? Applications for this highly-selective fellowship award is now open, and the deadline is January 12th!