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

This is the third session of the PhD+ Summer 2021 Mini-Foundations series. PhD students and Postdocs are essentially managers of your research projects. Therefore, learn and integrate project…
This is part of 2.3 DEI skills training of STEM Future Faculty Learning Goal In this session, participants will learn about implications and practices of DEI in different aspects of research…
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This is part of 2.3 DEI skills training of STEM Future Faculty Learning Goal In this session, participants will  explore the current state of publishing and its effects on diversity and inclusion…
This is the fifth session of the PhD+ Summer 2021 Mini-Foundations series.  Research productivity is highly dependent on healthy team dynamics. However, most PhD students and Postdocs are wary of "…


8 graduate students were awarded fellowships, and 2 received honorable mentions. Congratulations to all!

All current graduate and professional students are encouraged to follow the latest updates and communications on the University response to COVID-19.  


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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.