Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs is dedicated to creating a University-wide focus on graduate education and postdoctoral training by establishing good communication and working relationships with graduate schools, departments, graduate students, and postdocs. We collaborate on efforts to develop intellectually-stimulating environments for research, teaching, and service and to recruit, mentor, retain, and graduate a talented and diverse community of graduate students and postdocs. We believe a successful graduate experience relies on an ecosystem of support, including excellent faculty, competitive financial support, and opportunities for professional and career development.

Upcoming Events

Zoom (Register for link)
Join PhD Plus for our introduction to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)! This 1-hour virtual session will include an overview of the fellowship program and application elements,…
In person (Register for location)
This Future Faculty workshop will orient participants to the faculty job search process, including walking through the different kinds of higher education institutions and types of faculty roles;…
Virtual (Register for zoom link)
In this workshop, you'll learn how to prepare and tailor your CV and cover letters for different types of opportunities. We will focus on faculty job searches and fellowship applications, but…
Virtual (register for zoom link)
In this 90-minute Future Faculty workshop, you’ll learn how to write a reflective teaching statement (also known as a teaching philosophy statement). You’ll explore the various components of a…


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The All-University Graduate Teaching Awards honor the university’s graduate students for their commitment to and excellence in undergraduate instruction.  The awards honor excellence in all forms of teaching conducted by graduate students, whether it occurs in a classroom, a laboratory, or in a studio.
The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs disseminates current information about various funding sources, and manages the selection processes for numerous internal and external fellowships and grants each year.