For more information on any of the following programs, centers, or offices, contact the Department of Neurobiology Assistant Chair, by e-mail or at 847-491-3081.
- BioProfessionals Program
- Pathway to the Professoriate
- BioSurvival Skills
- Fellowship Procedure
- The Graduate School (TGS) Development
- Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
- Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA)
- Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA)
- Pathway to the Professoriate: touches on issues important for successful academic careers including lab management, startup package negotiations, and the tenure-track process
- BioSurvival Skills: a series of workshops on topics such as presentation skills, grant and CV writing, and job hunting
- BioOpportunities: this program regularly invites alumni and other professionals to talk about the diversity of careers available to the PhD student
The following is the ideal timeline for submission of a fellowship requiring institutional support:
- Two-three months prior to the proposal date: PI informs the Research Administrator (RA), Sharlene Andrewin, of post-doctoral fellow’s upcoming submission for inclusion in the Neurobiology calendar to OSR.
- One month prior to the proposal due date: Announce your intent to apply by meeting with Sharlene Andrewin. In this meeting, we will discuss the budget, a timeline, required documents, examples of past applications, and a breakdown of tasks, including which items will be completed for you. This meeting must occur one month prior to proposal due date or we cannot guarantee support for your application.
- 2-3 weeks out from due date: Meet with your faculty mentor to review all documents to be submitted. Provide them with a complete draft of your proposal and plan time for extensive revisions following the meeting. Keep in mind we can only process documents that have been approved by faculty.
- 7 business days out from due date: All final documents except science are due to Sharlene Andrewin for completion of the university form package and PI, department, college, and OSR preview/approval. Forms are due to OSR five business days out from due date. There is no flexibility on this deadline for postdoc applications.
- 2 days out from due date: The final science and any updates are due to OSR for final review and submission. Fellows may also be responsible for completion of a separate online application depending on the requirements of the agency.
- Professional Development
- Graduate Resources
- Postdoc Resources
- Faculty Resources
- Staff Resources
- Calendar of Events
The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching encourages teaching practices grounded in pedagogical scholarship through programs and workshops that help Northwestern faculty members, graduate students, and post-docs develop their teaching practice.
- New Faculty Workshop: Full-day event to welcome and orient new faculty.
- Searle Fellows Program: Year-long program for early career faculty to enhance their teaching skills and practices.
- Workshops & Sessions: Single events such as Faculty Workshops, University Teaching Roundtables, and Faculty Brownbag Discussions.
- Learning, Teaching and Assessment Forum: Annual event to discuss and showcase assessment initiatives across the university.
Graduate Students & Post-docs
- New TA Conference (NTAC)
- New TA Conference Workshop Leader
- Teaching Certificate Program
- Graduate Teaching Fellowship
Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) helps undergraduate and graduate students with the career development process, including academic major and career decision making, internship advising, full time job search advising, and graduate school and pre-law advising. Students can schedule individual appointments as well as attend express advising hours for assistance. In addition, all students have access to Handshake. Handshake is an online internship and job database for employers who recruit Northwestern students. Handshake also enables students to receive email updates on services, programming, and special events.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is a central resource for postdoctoral training at Northwestern University. The OPA works with Northwestern postdocs, faculty members and administrators to: Provide access to professional, career development resources and mentoring, Build a strong and interactive postdoctoral community, and advise on postdoctoral training policies and guidelines.