Events and News

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Events & News

Upcoming Events!


February 26 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: Postdoc Fellowships & Grants without citizenship restrictions – information session & panel discussion 3:00-4:00pm Register here

March 11 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: Call to Action – Take the Bull by the Horns: Steps to a Fulfilling Career in Science 3:00-4:00pm Register here

March 19 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: Science Communications 3:00-4:00pm Register here








 Past Events!


February 19 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: Postdoc Fellowships & Grants – information session & panel discussion

February 5 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: Legal Permanent Residency (Green Card) self-petition application process

January 29 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: Responsible Conduct of Research seminar (Science Policy)

January 15 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: Overview of the Academic Job Market

December 11 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: Ventures in Life Sciences.

December 4 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: Grant Basics for Postdocs.

November 20 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: Leadership in Healthcare.

November 18 – BSD Postdoctoral Fall Quarter Orientation.

November 13 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: Resume Workshop.

November 6 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: Career in Medical Writing.

October 30 – BSD PDA Halloween Happy Hour (Virtual Escape Rooms).

October 23 – BSD PDA Seminar Series: “Talking Transitions: How to Get Buy-In and Support for a New Career Endeavor”.










Postdoc Mentor Training 2021

Becoming a Resilient Scientist – BSD Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is excited to partner with myCHOICE in hosting this webinar/workshop series, originally developed by the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education.

NIH continues to offer online workshops for postdocs and grad students.


COVID-19 Resources and & Support –
For UChicago and federal updates regarding COVID-19, visit:  

Office of International Affairs: OIA FAQ’s on coronavirus updates



New programming

New UChicago Medicine and BSD programming addresses employee well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic and time of social unrest

New Funding Opportunity

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Emergency Administrative Supplements for Research and Training Continuity of Postdoctoral Fellows during Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


On this Juneteenth, we want to take a moment to recognize our Black students, postdocs and alumni, and pause to consider their remarkable achievements in the face of systemic racism. We are so very proud of you. What Juneteenth tells us about the work to secure...