Note: Many EVENTS and WORKSHOPS for graduate students are also open to postdoctoral scholars.
The Graduate School recognizes the important contribution Postdoctoral Scholars make to the research mission of the University and hopes this site provides information of interest, both professionally and personally, to UW-Madison Postdoctoral Scholars and their advisors.
The two types of Postdoctoral Scholars at UW-Madison are: Research Associates and Postdoctoral Fellows/Trainees. Research Associates are usually funded from a principal investigator's grant funds or other sources rather than from fellowship funds awarded an individual. A Postdoctoral Fellowship or Postdoctoral Traineeship is an award, funded by an outside organization or agency, to the institution or individual. Benefits, salaries, and policies may vary depending on title.
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive
Dear Postdoctoral Scholar:
On behalf of the Graduate School, I welcome new Postdoctoral Scholars to our community and express my appreciation to current Postdoctoral Scholars for their contribution to the research enterprise at UW-Madison. I hope your time at the University and in the Madison area is personally satisfying and professionally rewarding. I encourage you to explore the vast array of campus resources, services, and seminars available to you at UW-Madison.
The best place to start is this Postdoctoral Scholars Web site. Other Web sites that you may find helpful are:
- The Graduate School Seminar Series offers free seminars on subjects related to intellectual property, research and grant management, and finding research funding opportunities.
- The Office of Human Resource Development offers valuable information for all. Newcomers will want to check out OHRD's section: For New Employees.
- International postdoctoral scholars may find OHRD's International Faculty and Staff Services web site helpful.
- If our administrative terms are confusing, helpful definitions may be found in the Unclassified Title Guidelines document.
Please be sure to meet your department's administrator and personnel representative and become familiar with the resources of your department. At the departmental level you will find information specific to your research goals as well as opportunities to participate in the social and administrative life of the department. Your departmental personnel representative can provide basic information and will know of upcoming departmental seminars or events of interest to you.
Best wishes to all.
Martin T. Cadwallader
Vice Chancellor for Research
and Dean of the Graduate School