2022 National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) Events

July 21, 2022

To highlight the contributions of postdocs and postdoc mentors, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) will be recognizing Outstanding Postdocs and Outstanding Mentors during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW), September 19-23. NPAW annually celebrates the research and teaching activities of postdocs. Officially recognized by Congress in 2010, this year's week...

Call for Nominations: Awards for Outstanding Postdocs & Faculty Mentors

July 20, 2022

To highlight the contributions of postdocs and postdoc mentors, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) will be recognizing Outstanding Postdocs and Outstanding Mentors during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW), September 19-23. All nominations will be evaluated by a CU Boulder faculty panel. Outstanding Postdoc of the Year awardees receive a...

Save the Dates - Summer and Fall 2022 Programming

May 24, 2022

Event Date Time Link Academic Job Search Seminar Series: The Academic Job Market Overview and Strategy Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2-3pm Register Career Services: Summer Postdoc Office Hours Thursdays, June 2-July 28, 2022 3-4pm Zoom Academic Job Search Seminar Series: CVs – Writing the Basic Eight Sections and Beyond Wednesday,...

OPA Sponsoring Limited Participation in Virtual National Postdoctoral Association Conference

March 23, 2022

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to sponsor, on a first come, first served basis, access to the virtual National Postdoctoral Association Conference on April 28-29, 2022. Per an agreement with the National Postdoctoral Association, spots are reserved for the first 20 CU Boulder postdocs who register by completing...

OPA Launches Postdoc Peer Mentoring Program (PMP)

Feb. 17, 2022

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs’ (OPA) is excited to launch the Peer Mentoring Program (PMP), which aims to provide an informal means where newer postdocs can benefit from the insights and perspectives of others who are further along in the process. Peer mentorship – postdocs mentoring other postdocs – can...

Resources for Postdocs Affected by the Marshall Fire

Jan. 5, 2022

For any postdocs or families affected by the Marshall Fire, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) extends our heartfelt sympathies. As Chancellor DiStefano referenced in his memo , there are campus and community resources available to support postdocs including financial assistance and confidential counseling. Chancellor DiStefano has authorized up to...

Spring 2022 Professional Development/Training Opportunities

Event Date Time Link NCFDD: Every Semester Needs a Plan Thursday, January 13, 2022 12-1:30pm Register New Postdoc Orientation Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12-1pm Register CTL: Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2-3pm RSVP Finding Funding for Your Work Using SPIN Friday, January 21, 2022 10-11:30am Register...

OPA and HR Announce Term Limits for Postdocs

Oct. 18, 2021

Aligning with federal recommendations and peer institutions, the University of Colorado Boulder is adopting five-year term limits for Postdoctoral Associates and postdocs who are classified as Research Associates (or Postdoctoral Research Associates). Postdoctoral Fellows' terms are governed by the conditions of their fellowship, and therefore, not subject to the five-year...

CU Boulder postdocs and faculty mentors honored during National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, September 20-24

Sept. 17, 2021

Next week, institutions nationwide celebrate one of the cornerstones of the research enterprise: postdocs. CU Boulder’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA), in partnership with the Postdoctoral Association of Colorado Boulder (PAC Boulder) and select universities, is offering both virtual and in-person activities during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) , now...

2021 National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) Events

Aug. 26, 2021

It's that time of the year again and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is excited to recognize the significant, wide-ranging contributions of CU Boulder postdocs during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) , September 20-24. NPAW annually celebrates the research and teaching activities of postdocs. Officially recognized by Congress in...

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