Welcome to the UCSC STEM Postdocs webpage!

The USPA is a postdoctoral-led organization that aims to provide career training and resources to postdoctoral scholars here at UC Santa Cruz. Each year the USPA organizes a symposium, and a series of workshops to highlight postdoctoral research, provides postdocs with career planning support, and build a stronger postdoc community.  Our goal is to create a welcoming environment for new postdocs and a supportive group of peers to navigate this pivotal career stage together.

Activities of USPA include:
– monthly postdoc science and social hour
– career development workshops
– annual symposium

Contact us: ucscstempostdocs@gmail.com

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Grant Writing Workshop

We are hosting a grant writing workshop for postdocs on Jul 24th!

  • Proposal writing is an essential skill for a postdoc, especially if you are planning to stay in academia.
  • Successful grant proposal can open many doors for you. Receiving a K99 award greatly increases your chance in securing a faculty position.
  • These programs are also highly competitive, with success rates around 20-30%.

We hope this workshop can provide you the tools to write a successful proposal. The speakers, David States, Carrie Partch and Jordan Ward, will discuss:

What types of grants are available to postdocs/ How to structure your paragraphs and sections/ How to convey your science/ How to apply for K99… and any topics you are interested in.

Register here
Deadline: July 14th

See agenda below:

  1. Postdoc Science and Social Hour Comments Off on Postdoc Science and Social Hour
  2. 2017 Bay Area Postdoc Symposium Comments Off on 2017 Bay Area Postdoc Symposium
  3. 2nd Annual UCSC Postdoc Symposium Comments Off on 2nd Annual UCSC Postdoc Symposium