Upcoming Events

Spring Semester 3-Parts Grants Workshop


June 28, 2019 12 - 3 pm. Sign up for a time block to have your full grant proposal critiqued by a mock study section of experts in your field. Then take your reviews, modify your full proposal and submit to your targeted agency to receive your intramural award from FSU. You do not have to be awarded your proposed grant to received the intramural support, but you must complete all three workshop dates and be responsive to the available experts!

Fall Postdoctoral Travel Award Grants - Due July 1

Looking for funding to support a professional development activity, disseminate your research internationally, or network for a permanent position. Now accepting Professional Development Travel Grants for proposed travel opportunities occurring in the fall (July 1 to December 31, 2019). 10 awards up to $1,000 are provided annually through the OPDA and the Provost's Office. Please see eligibility and application process here https://opda.fsu.edu/awards-and-fellowships/travel-awards 

Fall Symposium and 5 Minute Research Competition  
September 20th

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Every fall Florida State University participates in the recognition of postdoctoral scholars in conjunction with the National Postdoctoral Association's celebration of Postdoctoral Appreciation Week that is the third week in September. Please save this date on your calendar for our Fall Symposium, Poster Competition, and 5 Minute Research (5MR) Competition! See photos and activities from last year's celebration here. We will be soliciting practice sessions for the 5 MR competition this summer so start pulling together your ideas for your 5 minute research elevator speech!

Fall 2019 PIE TA Orientation/Teaching Conference Wednesday and Thursday,
August 21& 22, 2019

The annual Fall PIE TA Orientation/Teaching Conference is held the Wednesday and Thursday the week prior to the first week of classes each fall.  (This will be a mandatory training for postdocs who intend to teach)

This conference includes sessions that provide graduate students & postdoc scholars with policy training requirements as stated in the current University-wide TA Standards along with best practices in grading, communicating with students, appreciating student diversity in the classroom, and technology usage. By the end of this training, participants will be able to explain and have procedures in place to address University policy issues related to the Academic Honor Policy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Discrimination-Sexual Harassment-Retaliation. Participants will also be equipped with strategies to help navigate the use of Canvas features essential to their role as a TA, communicate effectively with students, and provide student feedback. 

Who should attend?

  • New graduate student & postdoc TAs - graduate student's and postdoc scholars CANNOT hold a TA position UNLESS he or she satisfies the University-wide TA Standards, so be sure to review these standards carefully!
  • New graduate students and postdoc scholars who do not yet hold a TA assignment, but will likely do so in the future.
  • Returning graduate students who have never attended PIE or a departmental equivalent, but who may teach in the future are also encouraged to attend
  • Returning graduate student TAs who wish to improve their teaching
  • Faculty and staff are also welcome

Where: New Classroom Building (HCB 101)

When: Wednesday and Thursday, August 21 & 22, 2019

            -Wednesday 8/21/19, 8am - 3pm

            -Thursday 8/22/19, 8am -12:30pm

* Register to attendhttps://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3dVyFhrgnMiGKuV


  • Please let us know your experience at the 2019 PIE Teaching Conference by completing an evaluation survey for each day. Your responses are completely anonymous and will be important to improve our future events!
    • Day 1 evaluation: link not yet available
    • Day 2 evaluation: link not yet available
  • You may earn the PIE Teaching Training Recognition. Click here for more information.


Biological Science/Neuroscience Postdoctoral Mentoring Workshop & Lunch

Kin life science building room 2057, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Please mark your calendars for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 postdoc workshops. This is a special, faculty-led monthly workshop for Postdoctoral Scholars hosted by the Department of Biological Science and the Program in Neuroscience. Although the career focus will be directed to the Life Sciences, all Postdoctoral Scholars and senior Graduate Students are welcome. Sandwiches will be served over the lunch hour during the workshops. Dates, presenters and topics are listed below. For questions, please contact Dr. Kay Jones. No registration required. 

Date Presenter Title
Mon. Sept. 10 Dr. Peter Fajer, Cell & Molecular Biology Professor & Director of the Institute of Molecular Biophysics How to make yourself palatable to academic search committees. A view from the other side of the table.
Monday, Oct. 8 Dr. Scott Steppan, Professor of Ecology & Evolution in Biological Science Interviewing for an academic position
Tuesday, Nov. 13 Dr. Qian Yin, Assistant Professor in Cell & Molecular Biology, In Biological Science Plan ahead: from K to interview
Monday, Dec. 10 Dr. Scott Burgess, Assistant Professor in Ecology & Evolution, In Biological Science Thinking like the job you want
Monday, Jan. 14 Dr. Yuan Wang, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine & Neuroscience Program Job search in Neuroscience: where to start and how to decide?
Monday, Feb. 18 Dr. Crystal L. Young-Erdos, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL 'Multiple perspectives on the academic job search'
Monday, March 11 Dr. Rob Contreras, Associate Dean, Arts & Sciences Negotiating Faculty Job Offers
Monday, April 8 TBA Oral Presentation Day
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