Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Welcome to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. What is a Postdoc? According to the National Postdoctoral Association, "A postdoctoral scholar ("postdoc") is an individual holding a doctoral degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his or her choosing." There are around 79,000 postdocs involved in research in the United States, with the number expected to steady increase. This increase is due to postdoc positions having become the de facto next career step in many disciplines following the receipt of a doctoral degree (National Postdoctoral Association).

Postdoctoral scholars at UNLV advance research, teaching, and creative activities, helping the university to reach its Top Tier goals. In addition, postdocs can qualify for Graduate Faculty Status. We encourage you to visit this website — a central resource for postdocs — frequently to learn about professional development opportunities, events, and programs.

Professional Development Workshops and Training

Workshops and training are hosted by members of the UNLV community and cover a broad range of areas from academic and professional topics to personal skills. Please see the Postdoctoral Scholar Calendar for the Fall 2018 schedule.

Additional resources for postdocs include:

Postdocs in the News

Miesha Marzell
Apr. 21, 2017

Former UNLV posdoctoral scholar Miesha Marzell credits her fellowship for helping her career as a professor. 

Rohan Jadav
Apr. 17, 2017

The researcher from Nebraska is working to reduce HIV transmission between mothers and children in Nigeria.

Stephanie McLaughlin
Apr. 7, 2017

Scholar's research on campus inspires more work to increase the Las Vegas community’s access to quality mental health care.

Constancio Arnaldo
Mar. 29, 2017

Get into the world of Filipino boxing and masculinity through postdoctoral scholar's research.

UNLV Funding Sources to Assist with Conference Travel, Research, and Publishing

Article Processing Charges: UNLV Open Article Fund

The UNLV University Libraries is pleased to announce funding to assist UNLV researchers seeking to publish in open access journals. Through the generous support of the Libraries Advisory Board along with funding from the Libraries' collections budget, there is $30,000 allocated to this pilot project. More information and the form can be found on the University Library website.

University Faculty Travel Committee Travel Fund

University Faculty Travel Committee (UFTC) travel fund provides funding toward academic faculty members' travel to attend conferences, conduct research at external sites, etc. Postdocs are eligible to receive funding. The maximum award is $1,000 per academic year.  Please view the website for additional details.

Search Research Grants

Additional information forthcoming.

Certifications

Postdoctoral scholars are invited to participate in all Graduate College certifications:

Resources

Upcoming Events

  • Have you ever thought to yourself:  “I have no idea why my department picked me. I did not deserve to be accepted to the program.” “My committee members and chair have no idea who I really am. Any day now, they will figure...
  • This workshop will focus on the academic peer-review process with an emphasis on responding to reviewers' comments and developing revision strategies based on reviewer comments. Participants will be able to identify the...
  • This workshop series features advice from UNLV faculty member, Jennifer Pharr (Community Health Sciences) on writing and publishing, and will offer opportunities for practice and feedback. Boost your writing productivity!...
  • In co-sponsorship with the Graduate College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a workshop with Brookings David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Dr. Dany Bahar. Bahar’s research focuses on migrants and refugees as drivers of...
  • The Rebel Grad Slam challenges students to a 3-minute/1-slide presentation to showcase their research to the audience and judges in a condensed and compelling way. Participants will be evaluated on how well they explain and...
  • 9:00am - 9:30am Breakfast and Faculty Networking Event: The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs invites members of our postdoc community and faculty to partake in this interactive event. Attendees will be served breakfast and...
  • This workshop series features advice from UNLV faculty member, Jennifer Pharr (Community Health Sciences) on writing and publishing, and will offer opportunities for practice and feedback. Boost your writing productivity!...
  • This session will help faculty overcome their fears about incorporating materials into their online courses. We will examine best practices for frequently used items like articles, video, and images.  Participants will also...
  • Explore your options for developing and teaching a hybrid course at UNLV in this face-to-face workshop. Hybrid courses blend face-to-face and online course instruction, discussion, and learning activities based on the...
  • Kick off #RebelsGive with therapy dogs as well as pastries and coffee, thanks to Sunrise Coffee.
  • Compete in Minute to Win It style games, while enjoying coffee and treats, for the chance to win Graduate College swag and the opportunity for the grand prize winner to pie Graduate College Dean Kate Korgan in the face. Join...
  • Help wrap up #RebelsGive with a GPSA and Graduate College pizza party.
  • This workshop series features advice from UNLV faculty member, Jennifer Pharr (Community Health Sciences) on writing and publishing, and will offer opportunities for practice and feedback. Boost your writing productivity!...
  • This workshop is for sharing information of course design technologies. This workshop will mainly focus on technologies that can be used to design online instructional activities and interactive content. Interactive content...
  • Join the Rebel Events Board for one of the longest standing Homecoming Traditions - the Rebel Variety Show. Cheer on your favorite teams and individual performers as they showcase their talent on stage!
  • This presentation provides information about investing, which may help attendees feel more secure in their investment strategy, especially in today’s changing world. Five steps are reviewed to help attendees invest more...
  • This workshop will focus on techniques for finding local data from numerous sources including government, open-access, and UNLV Libraries’ licensed databases. Attendees will be able to find local data from licensed databases...
  • Students face turbulent careers after graduation prompting more discussions about higher education's role in ensuring students are career ready after graduation. This workshop will provide an overview of the drivers and...
  • Questions about making your research articles available online on professional networking sites like ResearchGate or Academia.edu, university and disciplinary repositories, or your own website? Attendees will learn about:...
  • Have you found so many articles, books, reports, and other information resources that it is a challenge to find and use them in your own writing? This workshop will help you create a personal library of information that will...
  • Take a break during Study Week to breathe and center yourself. Join the Faculty Center and Anne White, certified through the Chopra Center as a meditation guide, for a guided meditation session.
  • Please join the Graduate College and the Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) for a celebration of graduate student research and scholarship at the sixth annual Inspiration, Innovation, Impact: A...
  • The Graduate College is proud to bring you the fourth annual Graduate Showcase. This event is an opportunity for participants to tell the world about their research. Graduate students will have the opportunity to gain ...

UNLV Calendar