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Dear Postdocs, 

Summer can be a great time to build your professional skills and competencies, so take a look at some of the offerings below. 

In particular, shout out for our upcoming grant writing workshops (which are amazing!) and our annual session for international postdocs on immigration stuff for your next career steps. 



UPDATE June 7, 2022

SBU Events & Opportunities

  1. Workshops: Grant Writing for Postdocs, STEM-6/23 & Hum/SocSci-6/30, 12pm
  2. Workshop: Immigration Options for PhD Holders, 7/12 3pm
  3. Lean Launchpad Innovation Bootcamp, Apply by Tomorrow, 6/8

External Opportunities

  1. Simple Coaching Skills for Managers, tomorrow, 6/8 12pm
  2. Sloan Kettering Academic Job Search webinars for postdocs, 6/14 & 7/14-15
  3. SUNY RF Time Management Toolkit Series, Starts July 13

SBU Events & Opportunities

1. Workshops: Grant Writing for Postdocs, STEM-6/23 & Hum/SocSci-6/30, 12pm

Postdocs, you're invited to a special grant writing series just for you: 
Grant Writing for Postdocs and Advanced Graduate Students.

Pursuing Funding to Support Your STEM Research
Thursday, June 23, 2022
12pm to 2pm 

A webinar for graduate students and postdocs discussing how to get research funding as an independent STEM researcher. We will discuss: how to identify likely funders, positioning, key steps for planning a fundable research project, and best practices and common mistakes to avoid when writing a competitive proposal.

Pursuing Funding to Support Your Humanities/Social Science Scholarship
Thursday, June 30, 2022
12pm to 2pm 

A webinar for graduate students, postdocs, and new faculty on how to pursue external grants to support scholarship in the humanities and lettered social sciences. We will discuss why and when you should consider pursuing funding, types of grants and funders, and what reviewers are looking for.


This webinar is presented by Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC

Sponsored by The Office of Proposal Development, Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development, and the Center for Inclusive Education

2.  Workshop: Immigration Options for PhD Holders, 7/12 3pm

Join us for our annual workshop on  

Immigration Options for PhD Holders
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
3pm to 4:30pm 

Meghan Gambino
Director of Visa & Immigration Services
Stony Brook University

Brendan Venter   
Immigration Attorney
Harris Beach PLLC Attorneys at Law

In this Q&A for grad students and postdocs, you'll hear from SBU's Visa and Immigration office on options like OPT and from an immigration attorney on the latest issues in obtaining visas and green cards for continuing to work in the U.S. as a graduate degree holder. Attend live and you'll also get to ask general questions. 

3.  Lean Launchpad Innovation Bootcamp, Apply by Tomorrow, 6/8

Stony Brook is host to a new NSF I-Corp Hub that offers a free 2-week summer bootcamp on innovation through the Lean Launchpad methodology for start-ups and product development

A successful completion of this program could lead to additional funding to develop your technology and translate your research into products while learning about the Lean Launchpad methodologyParticipants successfully adhering to program requirements are eligible to receive up to $1,000 for their startup business model development

Gotham Innovation Gambit - Lean Bootcamp Summer 2022 Course Dates:

Kickoff Session: Tuesday, June 14, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Mid Session: Tuesday, June 21, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
Finale: Tuesday, June 28, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM   

All course sessions will be hosted VIRTUALLY via Zoom in EST time zone

Deadline: Extended to June 8
(be sure to put Stony Brook University as your affiliation and review eligibility requirements)


External Opportunities

1. Simple Coaching Skills for Managers, tomorrow, 6/8 12pm

How can you improve team performance and become a better leader? Shift your mindset from managing to coaching. 

The Association for Women in Science is hosting a webinar with two experienced coaches, who will explore the differences in management approaches, provide examples, and introduce a four-step coaching model.

Simple Coaching Skills for Managers
Wednesday, June 8
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET.


2. Sloan Kettering Academic Job Search Bootcamp for postdocs, 6/14 & 7/14-15

Postdocs! Are you considering an academic career? Do you want to learn more about what it takes to be successful on the faculty job market, and how to land a PI position? 

Attend the annual MSKCC Academic Job Search Bootcamp, which provides postdocs with guidance and strategies for entering the faculty job market, navigating the interview process, and ultimately securing job offers. Bootcamp participants receive expert advice from faculty and postdocs who have recently gone through the process, advice that can be critical to succeed in all aspects of this important career transition.

June 14 (Zoom): Faculty Careers in Europe: Advice on the Job Search and Current Job Market

July 14-15 (In-Person @MSK): Academic Job Search Bootcamp (application due June 17)
Applications are required
to be selected for this bootcamp, which targets postdocs from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, including women from all racial groups. If your application is selected, you will also have the opportunity to present your research during the MERIT Emerging Leaders Symposium on July 15.  


3. SUNY RF Time Management Toolkit Series, Starts July 13

If you're feeling short on time and in need of more structure, sign up to participate in the RF Time Management Toolkit. In this online-live experience you will have the chance to explore seven unique approaches to time management. Each session we will watch a short video, have a brief discussion, and set a goal to try something new. The cohort will meet from 1:00pm-1:45pm on select Wednesdays.

July 13 - Taking Back Your Time
Aug 10 - The Pickle Jar Theory, The Eisenhower Method & The 18 Minute Technique
Sept 14 - The Bullet Journal Method & Time Blocking
Oct 5 - ABC Analysis & The Pomodoro Technique


Sponsored by SUNY RF Summer Learning Series.
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