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For Faculty

Faculty play a pivotal role in the postdoctoral experience, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is here to support them as they mentor and train postdoctoral trainees at Northwestern University. This section contains resources to related mentoring and trainee professional development.

Faculty are also welcome to reach out to with any questions or concerns related to postdoctoral appointments or working with postdoctoral trainees at Northwestern.

Mentoring postdocs

Professional development for mentees

The OPA and The Graduate School are here to support our postdoctoral trainees as they further their professional development at Northwestern. Learn more about the resources we offer.

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Resources for mentors

The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are currently working to create new mentoring resources and support for faculty. More information on these resources will be shared in Fall 2019.

Individual Development Plans

Learn more about Individual Development Plans, tools to help you articulate your professional development needs and career goal. IDPs can can also serve as a resource to help initiate and sustain conversations between mentees and mentors and develop mutual expectations.

Training Grant Support Office

TGSO supports Northwestern in the preparation of institutional training grant applications and serves active training grant programs by providing information, answering questions, and helping resolve issues.

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