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

Commonwealth Room, Newcomb Hall
This is the seventh session of the PhD+ Fall 2021 Foundations series.  “Communication” is consistently listed among the top skills businesses want in their employees. We all communicate – what makes…
This is the ninth session of the Fall Innovation seminar series. Details coming soon. INSTRUCTOR David Touve, Senior Director, Applied Innovation, at Darden's Batten Institute. Registration…
Zoom (Please register and save the date)
Consider Australia for your next career move! Australia’s Global Talent Visa Program seeks to support the international mobility of highly talented individuals, innovators, and entrepreneurs. The…
Thornton Hall A207 - Rodman Room (School of Engineering)
How can one effectively conduct primary research to learn more about consulting?  Effective networking is a critical part of the job search process and doing it well is particularly important to…


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.