Newsletter: April 10, 2019

Here’s what we’ve been up to lately:

  • Two of our members are heading to Orlando, FL this weekend for the National Postdoctoral Association Annual Conference. We look forward to hearing about new ideas on how to reach more postdocs and enhance the postdoc experience at the university.
  • Are you interested in learning about university research policies? Let us know, we're looking for a UMN Postdoc associate/fellow to represent the PDA at the Senate Research Committee (SRC) for the next academic year! It would look great on your CV ;) Email:

AMS: Enhancing Your Network and Networking Skills

Friday, April 12 @ 12PM-1:00PM

Mayo 3-100 [420 Delaware St SE]

Association of Multicultural Scientists are happy to present "Enhancing Your Network and Networking Skills" with Lauren Celano of Propel Careers! It will take place on Friday, April 12th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in Mayo 3-100. This event is free to everyone interested developing networking skills that will be crucial to success in graduate school and their professional careers. Please RSVP by filling out this form by noon on Thursday, April 11th. Food will be provided, be sure to indicate your dietary preferences on the form.

Mistletoe Research Fellowship now accepting applications

Application deadline: Monday, April 29

The Mistletoe Research Fellowship offers $10,000 of unrestricted research funding (including conference travel) to full-time postdocs and an opportunity to receive professional training that involves collaboration with startups at the frontiers of science and technology.

UMN is one of only seven RI universities that may participate in this opportunity and up to 36 fellowships will be awarded this year. The Mistletoe Fellowship does not require a specific funding proposal. Rather, applicants are assessed holistically across a variety of measures of research potential. It is the foundation’s belief that offering unrestricted research funding - without pre-negotiated deliverables - can help unlock the full potential of early-career academics. See more information here.

Postdoc Coffee Morning

Friday, April 12 @ 9:30AM-10:30AM

Hosted by CBS Postdocs - all postdocs and research associates are welcome to join us as we socialize and enjoy fresh coffee and pastries. BYOC/M (bring your own cup/mug).

Add to your Google Calendar HERE (St. Paul) and HERE (East Bank)

RSVP on Facebook HERE, or just stop by!

Monthly Postdoc Happy Networking Hour

Thursday, April 18 @ 6PM-9PM

Dual Citizen Brewing [975 Raymond Ave]

April Networking Hour is coming! We will meet on Thursday 18th of April at 18:00 at Dual Citizen Brewing Company in St Paul! Just three steps from the light rail station. Everyone is welcome! Free Appetizers!

Facebook and Google calendar events coming soon. If you want Google calendar invitations and reminder emails about our social events, join our Google Group HERE.

PDA Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 25 @ 12PM-1:30PM

East Bank Campus: Johnston Hall, room 331 [101 Pleasant St SE]

Monthly meeting to discuss postdoctoral affairs and career planning. Come see what volunteering with the PDA is all about.

Add to your Google Calendar HERE

No need to RSVP, but e-mail with any questions

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