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.


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


Upcoming Events

UNLV Calendar