The Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association (OPA) is a postdoc organization which provides opportunities for professional development and networking for all OSU-affiliated postdocs. We also work with the Associate Dean of the Office of Postdoctoral Programs (OPP) in the Graduate School to improve the postdoctoral experience across OSU. Check out the OPP newsletters on their site. You can also connect with us and keep up to date with our events and general information relevant to the OSU postdoctoral community by following us on Facebook.


Understanding immigration processes for the international OSU community - July 1st, 2019

The Oregon State Postdoctoral Association (OPA) held an event about the various routes to immigration and all of their requirements with David Ware. Mr. Ware is an attorney at law from Ware Immigration with broad knowledge on immigration procedures.

You can find Mr. Ware presentation from the event here.

News from the National Postdocs Association:

ASCB announces two professional and career development programs for the cell biology community in 2019: the Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) grant funding program and a new Accomplishing Career Transitions (ACT) career transitions program. Both programs offer vital resources and training to senior postdoctoral students and junior faculty. These programs are aimed at those from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM as well as junior faculty at minority-serving institutions.

Learn to write grants with FRED

The FRED program is a structured mentorship program designed to boost the receipt of grant funding for its participants. The program pairs participants with a senior faculty mentor who aids in the preparation of a strong research or education grant proposal. 

Advance your career with ACT

The NIH-funded ACT program provides customized training for transition into faculty and research positions. It allows participants to acquire new skills and strategies to navigate career advancement. Participants also receive funding to create and execute a practicum plan that is reviewed by senior faculty and peers. 

Please consider or share this information. The application deadline for both programs is March 29, 2019. If you have any specific questions, please contact Ashanti Edwards at





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