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Postdoctoral Association

The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) provides career development, networking opportunities, and professional recognition specifically for postdoctoral appointees. Through these efforts, we hope to contribute to the professional advancement of postdoctoral appointees and highlight our contributions to scientific research at the University of Rochester.

Contacts, recent news, and events can be found on our main website! Want to get involved with the Postdoctoral Association? Contact us here.


PDA Executive Committee Contacts

Executive Committee

Kristina Lantzky-Eaton, Assistant Dean of University Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs. Email

Colleen Bailey, Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs Office -SMD, School of Medicine and Dentistry Advisor. Email

Postdoctoral resources

If you’re interested in learning more, we’ve compiled some additional postdoc resources below.

Postdoc opportunities

Postdoctoral Award: The Steadman Prize

The Steadman Family Postdoctoral Associate Prize in Interdisciplinary Research provides a monetary award towards recognizing outstanding Postdoctoral Appointees at the University of Rochester whose research exemplifies the importance of cross-discipline approaches toward examining high impact questions of science.

Applications are invited from all Rochester SMD and AS&E Postdoctoral Appointees.

Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered:

  1. Current postdoctoral status at the University of Rochester at the time of application.
  2. Field of study bridges at least 2 areas of these 5 disciplines: Humanities, Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Medicine

Awards range up to $1,000 in support.

More information will be available when the Steadman Award applications are open.

PDA Travel/Career Enhancement Award

The PDA is supporting the professional development of postdocs with a Travel/ Career Enhancement Award.

Applications are invited from all Rochester SMD and AS&E Postdoctoral Appointees, except for current/former PDA co-chairs.

Priority will be given to individuals who demonstrate that attending a conference, workshop, or networking event will provide opportunities for professional development not available at the University of Rochester.

Awards range up to $1200 in support. One SMD appointee and one AS&E appointee are awarded.

All postdocs will receive emails about this award when the applications are open.

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