Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity

Penn Provost’s
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity

CHOP Postdoctoral
Fellowships for Academic Diversity

The application for 2024-2025 fellowships has closed.
Meet our current postdocs here.

 

Program Description

The Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships and CHOP’s Postdoctoral Fellowships are competitive programs intended to increase the diversity of the academic research community at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). While the Penn and CHOP programs have a common application form, they are independently funded and have separate review processes.

Both organizations seek to attract promising researchers and educators from all backgrounds whose life experiences and perspectives, research experiences, and employment backgrounds will contribute significantly to their academic missions.

Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at either Penn or CHOP. STEM applications are strongly encouraged. Successful candidates will receive mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be US citizens, permanent residents or DACA recipients
  • Graduate students from Penn and other institutions who have completed, or will complete their requirements for Ph.D. by the fellowship start date
  • Postdoctoral scholars from other institutions who have completed their doctoral degree within the last two years
  • Professional applicants (M.D., D.M.D., V.M.D., J.D., etc.) within a year of completing their post-degree professional training
  • Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn or CHOP are ineligible for this program

For additional information on the CHOP diversity fellowship program, click here

Appointments

Penn’s Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships – Consistent with the University’s postdoc policy, appointments are for one year. Renewals to the second and third year of the program are made annually and will be based on satisfactory performance and mutual agreement between the fellow and the postdoc’s primary mentor. Annual reports on the postdoc’s progress are required.

CHOP Fellowships – Initial appointments to this postdoctoral fellowship are for one year. Extension to the second and third years of the program are contingent on completion of the CHOP Postdoctoral Fellow Annual Review Form and mutual agreement between the fellow and the postdoc’s primary mentor.

Awards

The current 2023-2024 stipend rate begins at $65,000 in year one with $2,000 increases in years two & three. Additionally, the fellow will receive annual allowances for research and travel-related expenses of $6,000. The University and CHOP also provide a benefits package.

Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training and have access to courses and workshops provided by partners on campus to enhance their research skills and prepare them for faculty positions in a major university.

The program is designed to provide postdocs with time to focus on research and publishing activities that will enhance their career prospects for either a faculty appointment in an academic institution or an appointment in other sectors of the economy such as industry, government, or nonprofit organizations.

Start dates will be arranged in consultation with the faculty mentor and will begin as early as July 2024.

Information for Faculty Mentors on Program Funding

While the Penn and CHOP programs have a common application form, they are independently funded and have separate review processes.

The Penn Provost’s fellowship is funded in partnership by the OVPR and the faculty mentor’s school. The CHOP fellowship is funded by the research institute and the primary faculty mentor.

Faculty who are interested in being mentors may contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Research for further information regarding the Penn fellowship or the CHOP Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs for further information regarding the CHOP fellowship.

Mentors for both Penn and CHOP are required to submit an annual report describing the postdocs accomplishments.

Important Note: faculty who are contacted by applicants to serve as mentors should refer to the section below on the responsibilities associated with mentoring.

Application Procedure

  1. Online application form at https://apply.interfolio.com/129592, which includes
    • Education history
    • Teaching history (if applicable)
    • A curriculum vitae, including publications, awards, honors, current and pending funding, if any. CV document should be titled: last name_first name_CV eg: Smith_Jane_CV.pdf
    • A personal statement, no longer than three pages, single-spaced with one-inch margins. Must address all of the following elements in the following order:
      • Review your previous research accomplishments
      • Outline your proposed research plan and future research goals
      • Describe your commitment to pursuing an academic career
      • Detail your academic, employment and life experiences that would bring new perspectives to the University community and your chosen field
      • Personal statement document should be titled: last name_first name_Personal statement eg: Smith_Jane_Personal_Statement.pdf
  2. Three letters of reference from people acquainted with your work including one letter from your thesis advisor
  3. A letter from a Penn/CHOP faculty member with compatible research interests who you have contacted and who has agreed to act as a mentor for the duration of the fellowship.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


If you have any questions about the Penn program please contact Marta Bartholomew, Director of Research Programs and Communications, Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

If you have any questions about the CHOP program please contact Paulette McRae, PhD, Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Roles and Responsibilities

Mentor Responsibilities

Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Prior to writing the letter the proposed mentor should meet or engage with applicants to determine compatible research interests and agree to act as his/her mentor
  • The letter included in the applicant’s submission should provide details on the postdoc’s research project, research goals and your plans for mentoring.
  • In consultation with the postdoctoral fellow, develop an Individual Mentorship Plan (IDP) shortly after the fellow’s arrival on campus.
    • IDP should define expectations for scholarly work to be completed
    • IDP should include a timeline for implementation of the fellow’s proposed goals or plan
  • Schedule meetings to review IDP and review fellow’s accomplishments
  • Serve as a bridge to the fellow’s host department/colleagues
  • Facilitate professional development opportunities for the fellow
  • Serve as a professional resource to the fellow
  • Applicants may send mentors to this direct page with instructions.

Department Responsibilities

Department Responsibilities:

  • Provide adequate workspace within the first week, which should include a private office, shared office space, or a private cubicle. This space should include a desk, chair, computer, and light fixture.
  • On-board the fellow and assist in establishing a Penn presence (ID card, email address, etc)
  • Provide the fellow with information about departmental meetings, colloquia, seminars, other events and important matters
  • Provide contact info for administrative people in the department
  • Provide information about department business and administrative practices
  • Provide Information about stipends and benefits.
  • Administer the fellow’s research and professional travel funds

Postdoctoral Fellow’s Responsibilities

Postdoctoral Fellow’s Responsibilities:

  • Reside in the Philadelphia area unless the fellow’s research program is of a global nature
  • Establish a presence in the department. Attend and participate in department meetings, seminars, and conferences
  • Focus on research resulting in publications or other products such as patents
  • Participate in scheduled professional programming
  • In consultation with faculty mentor, complete an IDP shortly after arriving on campus
    • Identify research short-term and long-term goals
  • Schedule meetings with mentor to review the IDP. Document research and professional accomplishments
    • Suggested template for Life or Biomedical Sciences: Download template
    • Suggested IDP template for Social Sciences and Humanities: Visit Imagine website
  • Network with other fellows in the program and on campus
  • Submit a copy of an IDP to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research annually
  • Note: As per the University’s postdoc policy, Fellowships are for one year are renewed annually based on satisfactory performance and mutual agreement between mentor and fellow.

FAQ's: Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity

Eligibility 

Who is eligible to apply to the program?

QWho is eligible to apply to the program?
A: The Program is open to all persons who meet the eligibility criteria without regard to race, gender, or ethnicity.

Can I still be considered if I do not have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency?

Q: Can I still be considered if I do not have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency?
A: Applicants must be US citizens, permanent residents or DACA recipient.

Can I apply if I have a JD, MD, PsyD, or VMD, instead of a PhD?

Q: Can I apply if I have a JD, MD, PsyD, or VMD, instead of a PhD?
A:  Professional applicants (MD., DMD, VMD JD, etc.) within a year of completing their post-degree professional training are eligible to apply.

Am I eligible if I am doing my doctoral program at Penn?

Q. Am I eligible if I am doing my doctoral program at Penn?
A. Yes Penn doctoral students are eligible to apply.

Can I apply if I have a Master’s Degree?

Q. Can I apply if I have a Master’s Degree?
A. Applicants must have a terminal degree.

Am I eligible to apply if I already started a postdoctoral fellowship at Penn or CHOP?

QAm I eligible to apply if I already started a postdoctoral fellowship at Penn or CHOP?
A. One of the program goals is to recruit new postdoctoral fellows to the institutions. In some rare instances we will consider applicants who already started a fellowship. Please contact opa@provost.upenn.edu to determine if you might be eligible for this exception. If you are applying to the CHOP program, please contact POSTDOCINFO@email.chop.edu.

I received my Ph.D. over five years ago. Am I still eligible to apply for this fellowship?

Q: I received my Ph.D. over five years ago. Am I still eligible to apply for this fellowship?
A: No. Eligibility is limited to individuals who completed their terminal or professional degree within the last two years.

Am I eligible if I started a postdoc at another institution?

Q: Am I eligible if I started a postdoc at another institution?
A: Yes. You are eligible if you completed your graduate or professional program within the last two years and started a fellowship at another institution.

Am I eligible if I am already in a faculty rank track?

Q. Am I eligible if I am already in a faculty rank track?
A.  No. Applicants who have already been appointed as an Assistant Professor at another institution are ineligible.

I will finish my doctorate next year. Am I still eligible to apply this fall?

Q: I will finish my doctorate next year. Am I still eligible to apply this fall?
A: Candidates are required to complete their doctoral requirements by the start date of the fellowship and will be required to provide proof of completion before they can begin.

Application

ApplicationWhat is the application deadline?

Q: What is the application deadline?
A: The application is made available annually in late August or early September. The application deadline is early November each year (exact dates may vary). The deadline for references and mentors to submit their letters is the same as the application deadline.

When are the final decisions announced?

Q: When are the final decisions announced?
A: Final decisions are announced by mid to late January.

Am I required to identify a mentor on my application?

Q: Am I required to identify a mentor on my application?
A: Applicants are required to identify a faculty mentor. 

Are mentors required to submit a letter of support?

Q:  Are mentors required to submit a letter of support?
A:  Applicants are required to contact a potential mentor and ask them to submit a letter stating that they will serve as a mentor and provide information about the mentoring plan. Mentors should familiarize themselves with their responsibilities.

How do I find a faculty mentor?

Q. How do I find a faculty mentor?
A: Applicants are encouraged to research the Penn and CHOP websites, review scholarly publications, reach out, and communicate with specific faculty members with compatible research interests who will be interested in serving as mentors. If possible, meet with the proposed mentor and discuss a mentorship plan.

What should be included in the mentorship plan?

Q: What should be included in the mentorship plan?
A: The mentorship plan should include: Expectations for scholarly work to be completed, opportunities for professional development, and a timeline for implementation of the Fellow’s proposed goals or plan.

What should I include in my personal statement?

Q: What should I include in my personal statement?
A: All of the following items should be specifically addressed in your personal statement: a review of your previous research accomplishments; an outline of your proposed research and your future research goals; a description of your commitment to pursuing an academic career; a description of your academic, employment or other life experiences that would bring new perspectives to the University community and your chosen field.

What is the length of the personal statement?

Q: What is the length of the personal statement?
A:  The personal statement should be no longer than 3 pages. If references are included, they are not part of the three pages.

What does the selection committee focus on when reviewing applications?

Q: What does the selection committee focus on when reviewing applications?
A:
Faculty reviewers evaluate applicants in all fields according to their research accomplishments, and research goals, with special consideration given to the strength of the research statement, publications, accomplishments, personal goals, and letters of recommendation.

How should I format my abstract?

Q: How should I format my abstract?
A:
If your abstract is formatted following your home institution’s formatting guidelines, you may submit it using that format. However, if your abstract is not formatted, please refer to the below Penn guidelines on formatting your abstract.

  • This page uses a small Roman numeral page number (ii, iii, iv…).
  • The abstract is a condensed summary of the dissertation, not to exceed 350 words.
  • All words, including the title and names, count toward the 350-word total.
  • The abstract page is double-spaced. 
  • The abstract, which is normally a single paragraph, consists of four parts: the statement of the problem; the procedure and methods used to investigate the problem; the results of the investigation; and the conclusions.
  • The dissertation title must match the title on your optional copyright notice and required title page.
  • The dissertation author’s name must match the name on your student record and title page.

At the top of the page will be these 4-5 lines of text:

  1. The first line is the word “ABSTRACT” in ALL UPPERCASE letters.
  2. The next line is the TITLE of the dissertation in ALL UPPERCASE letters.
  3. The next line is the author’s (your) name in normal capitalization (e.g., Jane J. Doe). It must match your name as it appears on your diploma
  4. The next line is your dissertation supervisor’s name with normal capitalization. Do not include any titles as this is indicated by the placement of the names (for example, do not include Professor, Co-Supervisor, Dr., or Ph.D.).
  5. Only if you have a co-supervisor: on the next line after the supervisor’s name is the co-supervisor’s name with normal capitalization and no titles (for example, do not include Professor, Co-Supervisor, Dr., or Ph.D.).

Fellows

How many Fellowships are awarded annually?

Q: How many Fellowships are awarded annually?
A: Penn and CHOP review the applications separately and make decisions independently. At Penn, the number of Fellowships varies from year to year but generally, there are from seven to ten. CHOP awards 4 fellowships.

If I already live in the Philadelphia region, am I eligible for the relocation funds?

Q: If I already live in the Philadelphia region, am I eligible for the relocation funds?
A: No. The relocation funds are for candidates who have been awarded a fellowship and are moving to the Philadelphia area from another part of the country. If the candidate already lives in the Philadelphia area, they are not eligible for the relocation expense.

Is Relocation Assistance Available?

Q: Is relocation assistance available?
A: Penn Fellows should reach out to their home department and school for relocation assistance. Should the department or school be unable to provide that assistance (normally they submit a letter stating such), The Office of the Vice Provost will provide up to $5,000 for relocation expenses. Please review Penn’s policy here. Under federal law, all reimbursements provided by the employer for moving expenses are considered additional compensation and subject to income tax withholding. Fellows should work with their Business Administrator in their department to begin the process. Relocation expenses will be processed through Penn Workday when Fellows are hired.

Can I apply to both the CHOP and Penn program?

QCan I apply to both the CHOP and Penn programs?
A: If you are identifying 2 separate mentors, one from CHOP and one from Penn, you will need to submit 2 separate applications. The applications are reviewed separately at each of the two institutions.

How does the fellow get started on his/her research?

Q: How does the fellow get started on his/her research?
A: One of the first things Fellows should do is complete an Individual Development Plan in consultation with the faculty mentor.

How do I access research funds?

Q: How do I access research funds?
A: Faculty mentors should advise the Fellows who will be responsible in the home department for administering the research funds. All research fund accounts are distributed in accordance with University and department policies.

What can the research funds be used for?

Q: What can the research funds be used for?
A: Research funds may be used to purchase books, supplies, and any other materials needed for scholarly work. Applicants are advised to check with their department administrator.

Is there a residency requirement?

Q: Is there a residency requirement?
A: The fellowship requires that you live within the Philadelphia area unless the research program is of a global nature.

How do I request relocation reimbursement?

Q: How do I request relocation reimbursement?
A:
 Fellows should submit a request for relocation reimbursement from the department administrator. Receipts are required. Reimbursement cannot be made without receipts. Relocation must be completed during the first year of the fellowship.

Is the host department required to provide me with a private office?

Q: Is the host department required to provide me with a private office?
A: Host departments make every effort to find appropriate space during the fellowship appointment. Office space depends on availability in the host department.

What other resources are available to support me in my fellowship?

Q: What other resources are available to support me in my fellowship?
A: The fellowship provides access to the resources available in the home department. Fellows will also be connected to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and other fellows in the program. Programming will be offered during the academic year.

What benefits are provided to postdocs?

Q. What benefits are provided to postdocs?
A: Postdocs can visit the Human Resources website to learn more about benefits provided to postdocs. 

Application Process

Will I be able to keep a copy of my application?

Q: Will I be able to keep a copy of my application?
A: Yes. After completing the application, you will be able to download in a single file your uploaded application.

Will I be able to see the letters of reference and mentorship letters that are submitted in support of my application?

Q: Will I be able to see the letters of reference and mentorship letters that are submitted in support of my application?
A: You will not be able to review the reference or mentor letters.

Will I receive notification when my reference and mentor letters have been submitted?

Q: Will I receive notification when my reference and mentor letters have been submitted?
A: You will receive an email notification when each of your reference/mentor letters has been submitted. 

Will I receive email notification that my application is complete?

Q: Will I receive email notification that my application is complete?
A: Your application will be considered complete after the reference letters and mentor letters are received.

Post Doc Events

Rolling Deadline
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
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Thursday, February 29, 2024 – Friday, March 1, 2024 
All Day
Arch 108, 3601 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104
GSWS/FQT 50th Anniversary Symposium
The Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies (FQT Center) & The Penn Program for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies will celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary Symposium.
Contact gsws-fqt@sas.upenn.edu with questions

Thursday, February 29, 2024
8:00am – 4:00pm
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel, 3549 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Penn GSE – Leading the Way Symposium: Navigating the Intersection of Ed Leadership and American Politics
Contact Cheryl Logan and Rand Quinn with questions
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Thursday, February 27, 2024
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Penn GSE – Campus Free Speech after October 7th
Virtual – Zoom
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Open to the Penn Community

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
11:00am – 1:00pm
100 E. Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Penn Morris Arboretum – Valentine’s Day Craft Event
More information and to register can be found here.
Free for PennCard holders

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
12:00pm – 1:00pm
3803 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104
Penn Perry World House – Women in the Military: Achievements and Challenges in the 21st Century
Hybrid Event
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Open to the Penn Community

Thursday, February 8, 2024
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Penn GSE – Queer Joy & Power in Education Panel
Virtual – Zoom
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Open to the Penn Community

Monday, January 29, 2024 & Tuesday, January 30, 2024 
9:30AM – 1:30PM
New Postdoctoral Trainee Orientation: Day 1
In-Person – Houston Hall Bodek Lounge
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
New Postdoctoral Trainee Orientation: Day 2
9:30AM – 12:00PM
Virtual – Zoom
Open to New Postdoctoral Trainees
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Tuesday, January 30, 2024
New Postdoctoral Trainee Orientation: Day 2 – Special NRSA Fellows Benefits Presentation
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Virtual – Zoom
Open to NRSA Postdoctoral Trainees ONLY
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December 6th, 2023
12:00PM – 12:30PM
Penn Arthur Ross Gallery (220 S 34th St)
2@12 Goya Prints Discussion with curators Lynn Marsden-Atlass and Emily Zimmerman
Open to the Penn Community

December 7th, 2023
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Virtual via Zoom
The German Consulate in NYC presents: Humanities for Humans: World on the Move
Open to everyone
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December 1st, 2023
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Virtual via Zoom
ClimateCAP MBA Academy: Understanding the Business of ClimateFriday 
Open to the Penn Community
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October 4th – 6th, 2023
Intersections Science Fellows Symposium (ISFS)
ISFS is a postdoc-led, faculty-advised initiative that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia by showcasing the work of postdocs from diverse backgrounds in the life sciences and providing them opportunities to network with hiring institutions and receive 1:1 mentoring and professional development.

September 22nd, 2023
4:00PM – 6:00PM
Penn Perry World House (3803 Locust Walk)
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: Closing Reception and Happy Hour
Postdocs from Penn, CHOP, Monell, Swarthmore, & Wistar, and all Penn Schools, Centers, and Institutes are welcome to attend.
Register here
Registration is required. Please note registration will be capped

September 21st, 2023
9:00AM – 1:00PM
Wistar Institute (3601 Spruce St), Caplan Auditorium
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: SciPhD – The Business of Science, Applied Networking
Postdocs from Penn, CHOP, Monell, Swarthmore, & Wistar, and all Penn Schools, Centers, and Institutes are welcome to attend.
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Registration is required. Please note registration will be capped.

September 20th, 2023
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Penn Biomedical Research Building II/III, Lobby
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: Ice Cream Social with Penn President Magill
(Proteintech sponsoring NPAW table w/ giveaways and 2-3 raffle prizes)
Postdocs from Penn, CHOP, Monell, Swarthmore, & Wistar, and all Penn Schools, Centers, and Institutes are welcome to attend.
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Registration is required. Please note registration will be capped.

September 20th, 2023
12:00PM – 1:30PM
CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration, First Floor Auditorium, (3500 Civic Center Blvd)
National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) – Telling Your Story- Strategic Networking for Career Advancement with Jim Gould
Postdocs from Penn, CHOP, Monell, Swarthmore, & Wistar, and all Penn Schools, Centers, and Institutes are welcome to attend.
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Registration is required. Please note registration will be capped.

September 19th, 2023
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Virtual via Zoom
National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) – Exploring Career Pathways with Penn Career Services
Postdocs from Penn, CHOP, Monell, Swarthmore, & Wistar, and all Penn Schools, Centers, and Institutes are welcome to attend.
Register here 
Registration is required. Please note registration will be capped.

September 18th, 2023
11:00AM – 2:00PM
CHOP Colket Translational Research Building (CTRB) Lobby (3501 Civic Center Blvd)
National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) – Kick-Off Barbeque
Postdocs from Penn, CHOP, Monell, Swarthmore, & Wistar, and all Penn Schools, Centers, and Institutes are welcome to attend.
Register here
Registration is required. Please note registration will be capped.

August 17th, 2023
4:00PM – 6:00PM
Penn LGBT Center (3907 Spruce St)
PPA Monthly Happy Hour
Postdocs from ALL INSTITUTIONS (e.g., Penn, CHOP, Monell, Swarthmore, Wistar, etc.) AND ALL SCHOOLS (e.g., PSOM, SEAS, SAS, Annenberg, Wharton, Penn Carey, etc) are welcome to enjoy FREE FOOD AND DRINKS!
Please RSVP to pennpostdocs@pobox.upenn.edu if you plan to attend.

August 14th – 22nd, 2023
Virtual & In-Person, various times
Penn Career Services in partnership with the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Grad Center
Faculty Job Search Prep Camp
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July 13th – 15th, 2023
Penn Psychedelic Collaborative – PhilaDelic Conference
An interdisciplinary conference that will highlight novel scholarship, reflect on the field’s history, and challenge us to imagine the possibilities for the future.
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Thursday, June, 29th, 2023
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Biomedical Research Building II/III, Seminar Room 252
BPP Wellness Workshop: Understanding & Preventing Burnout (Open to ALL postdocs across schools and disciplines)
Lunch will be provided
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Thursday, June, 22nd, 2023
10:00am – 12:00pm
In-Person event – Event location will be provided to registered attendees prior to the event
PA-CET / BPP / SAS-DEI Workshop “Cultivating and Creating Career Success for Women in Academe”
Lunch will be provided
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Please note participation is not guaranteed until you have received a confirmation email from PPA.

Friday, April, 28th, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm – via Zoom
Postdoc Writing Workshop
Please use this Zoom link to attend.

Tuesday, April, 25th, 2023
12:00am – 1:00pm
Suite 305 at ISSS 3819 Chestnut Street
Come to ISSS for a study break, chat with our staff, and enjoy hot drinks and snacks!
Please be informed that this is NOT walk-in advising. No registration is required.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
10:00am – 1:00pm
Arch 108, 3601 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104
Penn Center for Global Health – 8th Annual Career Pathways in Global Health
Breakfast and Lunch are provided, registration required
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Friday, April 21st & Saturday, April 22nd 2023
2023 Annual National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Conference
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, April 19th, 2023
12:00pm – 1:00pm – via Zoom
Penn Career Services & Beyond the Professoriate
Why you can’t convert a CV into a resume
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Tuesday, April 18th, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Ivy+ Just-In-Time Virtual Job & Internship Fair
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Saturday, April 15th, 2023
PhilaDelic Conference – Call for Abstracts
Penn Psychedelics Collaborative
Submit your abstract here by April 15th, 2023

Friday, April, 14th, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm – In-person
College Hall, Room 205
Postdoc Writing Workshop
Snacks + Pizza will be provided – please email vpr-pdfellow@pobox.upenn.edu if you plan to attend
If you would like to attend virtually, please use this Zoom link.

Friday, April, 14th, 2023
12:00pm – 1:15pm – In-person
SNF Paideia Program – Deepening the Inner Work of Flourishing Together, Featuring Rhonda V. Magee, M.A., J.D.
Lauder College House, 3335 Woodland Walk, Dining Room
Lunch will be provided, registration required
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Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
Intersections Science Fellows Symposium (ISFS) – Call for Abstracts
Submit your abstract here by April 12th, 2023

Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Virtual
The Pew Charitable Trusts – Issues Facing Philadelphia—and Visions for the Future ‘State of the City’ 2023 
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Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm – In-Person and Virtual
PPEH Working Wednesdays Series – Keynote Speaker, Cecilia González Godino
Unsovereign Elements: Geological Poetics in Contemporary Art from the Caribbean and its Diaspora
Lunch will be provided
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Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm – Virtual
CHOP Diversity Symposium Lecture Series – Keynote Speaker, Lewis Wheaton, PhD
Understanding our Collective Impact: Science, Society, and Change that Matters
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Wednesday, April 5th, 2023
12:00pm – 1:00pm – via Zoom
Penn Career Services & Beyond the Professoriate
How to Determine Next Steps in Your Academic Career
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2023
5:30pm – 7:00pm – via Zoom
Penn GSE HEARD
Black Girls and Women’s Education Discussion Panel
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Friday, March, 31st, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm – via Zoom
Postdoc Writing Workshop
Please use this Zoom link to attend.

Friday, March, 17th, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm – In-person
College Hall, Room G09F (Penn 1st Plus Conference Room)
Postdoc Writing Workshop
Snacks + Pizza will be provided – please email vpr-pdfellow@pobox.upenn.edu if you plan to attend
If you would like to attend virtually, please use this Zoom link.

Tuesday, March, 14th, 2023
12:00pm – 1:30pm – In-person
CHOP Rising Stars Speaker Series: Keynote, Patrese Robinson-Drummer, PhD
Balancing Passions: Opportunities for Impactful Life Sciences Research at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions
Lunch will be provided
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Thursday, March, 2nd, 2023
12:30pm – 1:15pm via Zoom
University at Buffalo, Gender Institute
Keywords: For Gender and Sexuality Studies Panel Discussion
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Thursday, March, 2nd, 2023
2:30pm – 4:30pm via Zoom
Transgender Training Institute (TTI)
Transgender 101 for Faculty & Staff (Postdocs are welcome to attend)
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Tuesday, February, 28th, 2023
12:00pm – 1:00pm via Zoom
Penn PROMOTES Spring 2023 Intensive
Research on Sex and Gender in Health – Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV)
SABV and Experimental Design (Montserrat Anguera, Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences)
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Tuesday, February, 28th, 2023
12:00pm – 1:00pm In-person
Samuel P. Martin, III, MD Memorial Lecture with Emily Wang, MD, MAS
Achieving Health Equity Requires Ending Mass Incarceration
Lunch will be provided
Register here

Friday, February, 24th, 2023
6:00pm – 7:00pm – In-person & via Zoom
Hill Building, Room 132
Queers in Vet Med Panel Discussion (All are welcome!)
Snacks will be provided
Please email finnware@vet.upenn.edu for the Zoom link

Friday, February, 24th, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm – via Zoom
Postdoc Writing Workshop
Please use this Zoom link to attend.

Thursday, February, 23rd, 2023
4:00pm – 6:00pm – In-person
Penn LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce St
Penn Postdoc Association Happy Hour
All Penn, CHOP, Monell, Swarthmore, and Wistar Postdocs are welcome to join and enjoy FREE FOOD AND DRINKS (please bring your ID, if you plan to consume alcohol)!

Friday, February 17th, 2023
11:00am – 4:00pm
Houston Hall
Penn Career Services STEM Career Fair
Register here
Upload your resume by Tuesday, February, 7th @ 5:00pm
PhD & Postdoc seeking full–time opportunities
PhD & Postdoc seeking internship opportunities

Tuesday, February, 14th, 2023
12:00pm – 1:00pm via Zoom
Penn PROMOTES Spring 2023 Intensive
Research on Sex and Gender in Health – Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV)
SABV and Analyses (Mary Putt, Professor of Biostatistics)
Register here

Monday, February, 13th, 2023
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Williams Hall 623
Price Lab – Digital Humanities & the Academic Job Market with Dr. Jim English (Penn English) & Dr. Whitney Trettien (Penn English)

Tuesday, February, 10th, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm via Zoom
Preparation of Fellowships: Non-Academic/ Administrative Aspects Panel Discussion
Register here

Friday, February, 10th, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Postdoc Writing Workshop (In-person)
College Hall, Room 205
Contact vpr-pdfellow@pobox.upenn.edu for zoom link if you want to attend virtually

Tuesday, February, 7th, 2023
12:00pm – 1:00pm via Zoom
Penn PROMOTES Spring 2023 Intensive
Research on Sex and Gender in Health – Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV)
SABV and the Health of Women and Men (Maria Oquendo, Chairman of Psychiatry)
Register here

Friday, February 3rd, 2023
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Penn ISSS International Family, Spouses, and Partners Meet & Greet
Conference Room, Suite 305, St. Leonard’s Court
Register here

Friday, January 27th, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Postdoc Writing Workshop (virtual)
Contact vpr-pdfellow@pobox.upenn.edu for zoom link and information

Friday, November 18
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Postdoc Writing Workshop (virtual)
Contact vpr-pdfellow@pobox.upenn.edu for zoom link and information

Wednesday, November 16
2:00pm – 3:00pm
CHOP: Career Planning for Success While Being a Postdoc
Details forthcoming

Wednesday, November 9
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Provost/CHOP Postdoc Happy Hour
City Tap (3925 Walnut Street) Please RSVP!

Friday, November 4
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Postdoc Writing Workshop (hybrid)
Contact vpr-pdfellow@pobox.upenn.edu for zoom link and information

Friday, October 21
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Postdoc Writing Workshop (hybrid)
Contact vpr-pdfellow@pobox.upenn.edu for zoom link and information

Friday, October 21
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Postdoc Writing Workshop (virtual)
Contact vpr-pdfellow@pobox.upenn.edu for zoom link and information

Friday, September 23
4:00pm – 6:00pm
NPAW Closing Reception
LGBT Center, Goodhand Room (3907 Spruce Street)
https://events.med.upenn.edu/postdoc/event/771154-penn-chop-npaw-2022 

Friday, September 23
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Postdoc Writing Workshop (virtual)
Contact vpr-pdfellow@pobox.upenn.edu for zoom link and information

Wednesday, September 21
11:30am – 12:30pm
Penn and CHOP hybrid workshop: Combating Imposter Syndrome
https://www.research.chop.edu/events/npa-week-combatting-imposter-syndrome-workshop

Monday, September 19
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Penn and CHOP Ice Cream Social
Biomedical Research Building (BRB) – 14th floor faculty lounge
https://events.med.upenn.edu/postdoc/event/770060-penn-chop-npaw-2022

Friday, September 16
12:00pm-1:30pm
Penn and CHOP Postdoctoral Fellows Welcome (Back) Lunch
College Hall, Room 205

Thursday, February 24
2:00pm-3:00pm
Transitioning to Faculty Life- What I Wish I Had Known
Led by: Laura Perna – Vice Provost for Faculty and GSE Centennial Presidential Professor of Education
Panelists: David Grazian: Professor of Sociology and Communication
Jasmine Johnson: Assistant Professor of African Studies
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw: Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Associate Professor
Dagmawi Woubshet : Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English

Thursday, February 17
1:00pm-2:00pm
Setting Boundaries around DEI Service and Mentorship
Led by: Donita Brady PhD Assistant Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

Thursday, November 11
12:00pm-1:00pm
Social Media and Networking
Led by: Matt Griffin, Director of New Media Communications

Thursday, November 4
12:00pm-1:00pm
BPP Virtual Responsible Conduct of Research
Virtual via Zoom | Register HERE
Topic: Collaborations and team scienceCo-Leaders: George Demiris, PhD, FACMI & Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN

October 4 – October 27
Fall 2021 ESL Course: Strategically Speaking: Building Fluency for Confident Communication
Instructed by Language ConnectED, an intensive hybrid course designed to address the unique needs of BPP postdocs who are non-native speakers of English. The course will run from October 4 through October 27 every Monday (online) and Wednesday (in- person). Course fee for BPP postdocs: $400. Complete online Interest Form HERE by Friday, September 17.
Contact Donna Crawley with questions.

Fridays: October 8th, 2021 – June 24th, 2022
1:00-4:00 pm
Provost’s Postdocs Writing Workshops
Virtual via Zoom
Led by: Meg Guliford
The Friday writing workshops occur every other Friday afternoon from October to June.  This is a time of focused attention on writing or projects that need extra time. It is also a great way to collaborate nd share ideas with other postdocs.

Monday, October 7
12:00Noon-1:30pm
Interviewing for Faculty Jobs Workshop
Virtual via Zoom
Led by: Helen Pho, Associate Director of Penn Career Services
Join Helen Pho for a workshop on preparing for screening, conference and on campus/finalist interviews for faculty jobs.

Monday, October 4
11:00am-12:00am
BPP Virtual Responsible Conduct of Research
Virtual via Zoom | Register HERE
Topic: Authorship and publication
Co-Leaders: Jason Moore, PhD & Malay Haldar, MD, PhD

Wednesday, September 22
12:00pm-1:00pm
Virtual Wellness Session: Burnout
Virtual via Zoom | Register HERE
Led by: Heather Hersh, PsyD, Thrive Well-Being
During this virtual session, Dr. Hersh will show you how to identify burnout in yourself and others; and, more importantly, how to prevent it.

Thursday, September 23
2:00-3:00pm
3MT Competition Introductory Session
Virtual via Zoom | Register HERE

Monday, September 20
10:00am-11:30am
NPAW Virtual Kickoff – Doing Science Is Not Enough: How Communicating Your Science Is Crucial To Your Career
Virtual via Zoom | Register HERE
Keynote Speaker: Chris Gunter, PhD (she/her) Senior Advisor to the Director for Genomics Engagement, Unit Head, Engagement Methods Unit, Social and Behavioral Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Your science serves as the nucleus for an entire ecosystem of science communication, which you can use to your advantage. Dr. Gunter will talk about her career path in each part of the ecosystem and offer tips for success, from journals to preprints to traditional media to social media and back again.

Monday, September 13
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Family Center at Penn: Virtual Info Session Meet & Greet
Virtual | Register HERE
Learn more about the Family Center and resources for students and postdocs with children at this virtual info session. Family Center staff will give a presentation and answer questions, then families will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and say hello! We hope you can join us, please register in advance to receive the zoom link.

Wednesday, September 8
3:00pm-4:00pm
BPP Virtual Responsible Conduct of Research

Virtual via Zoom | Register HERE
Topic: Peer Review for Publication: Ethical Considerations
Co-Leaders: Eileen Lake, PhD, MSN, MA, BSN, FAAN & Karen Lasater, PhD, RN