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

In Person (register for location)
Now that you know your audience – their interests and motivations – what message do you want to communicate to them? In this session we will learn how to determine your own goals and find the best…
Thornton Hall A238 - Rodman Room (School of Engineering)
Prior to this session, students will be asked to purchase an online module which walks them through how to convert their excel model into a simple and clear power point presentation. Once again,…
via Zoom (link provided after registration)
This series is best suited for PhD students in year 2 and above. Participants identify their core values and interests, explore diverse careers pathways and practice professional development…
School of Engineering, Rodman Room A238
This is the first session of PhD Plus Business in Society: Adding value with your PhD skills series This session will explore how business and ethics can be connected, through multiple vignettes,…


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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.