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Graduate & Postdoctoral Professional Development at Stony Brook

Build Your Path to a Satisfying Career.

Stony Brook University has a long tradition of integrating its research and educational missions. Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development strengthens and expands this tradition by working with academic departments, programs and other units across campus to ensure that undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral scholars receive a well-rounded and multi-dimensional education. With this integrated approach, Stony Brook prepares our vibrant and diverse community of scholars to become the explorers, the leaders, and the innovators of tomorrow.

To accomplish this, Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development seeks to:

  • Foster existing and new professional skills development opportunities for graduate students and postdocs;
  • Support the useful completion of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for graduate students and postdocs;
  • With the Career Center, departments and programs, enhance resources and opportunities for exploration of a broad range of careers for our students and postdocs;
  • Provide support and advising for the development of individual fellowships and training grants; and
  • Maintain the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, which supports and advises Stony Brook's postdoctoral scholars.

Among these offerings are SBU's PhD Career Ladder Program offered every semester as GRD 510, the Planning Your Path to a Satisfying Career workshop series, grant writing bootcamps and workshops, and various information sessions and workshops on external fellowships opportunities

Stay up to date by following us on Twitter at @SBUGradProfDev, Facebook at @SBUGradProfDev, and Instagram at @SBUGradProfDev, and watch the Grad School's event calendar.

2013 Postdoc Research Symposium




Looking for continuing education opportunities and how to enroll as a non-matriculated student?
Visit Stony Brook's School of Professional Development .