Resources and Support
Postdoctoral trainees have access to a wide network of support to help them make the most of their time at Northwestern. In addition to services offered by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, trainees can take advantage of resources provided by campus partners to help them find community, adjust to life at Northwestern, and maintain their mental, physical and emotional well-being.
OPA is the central resource for postdoctoral training at Northwestern. Learn about our services.
Find and apply to external grants and fellowships that can further their training and professional development.
Northwestern provides a broad range of resources to help postdoctoral trainees integrate their personal and professional priorities as they pursue research excellence. See these resources.
Read about the Dependent Care Professional Development Grant, which helps postdoctoral trainees with dependents participate in conferences, research-related travel, and other professional development opportunities.
Well-being at Northwestern
OPA encourages all postdoctoral trainees to make their mental, physical, and emotional well-being a priority. View key campus resources and explore what makes 2019-20 the Year of Well-being.
For international trainees
View a list of available resources to help international postdoctoral trainees transition to life in the United States and navigate work and life at Northwestern.
Learn more about NUPA, an organization by and for postdoctoral trainees at Northwestern that provides resources, facilitates communication, and fosters connections to support the postdoctoral community.
Affinity groups offer a wide variety of networking, professional development, and social events to their members. See if there’s a group that’s right for you!
We're here to help. Find contact information for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.