Below you will find onboarding information for new postdoctoral scholars and a wide selection of programs, resources and services available at The Ohio State University to support the research, creative inquiry and professional development of postdoctoral scholars currently employed across the university.
General Postdoc Resources on Campus
Ohio State is a large university, and it can take a while for new employees to acclimate. Visit our New Postdocs page for some helpful resources, including a new hire checklist, an onboarding guide and guidance to develop an individualized development plan, to get you started in the right direction.
OPA offers a variety of support structures and professional development programs to enhance the postdoctoral experience and career seeking resources to aid postdocs who are looking to take the next steps in their chosen career paths. Visit the workshops and training page for more information.
Funding Resources and Fellowships
OPA has curated a list of grant writing resources and tips, search portals, and funding opportunities to help postdoctoral scholars seek and apply for internal and external funding to support their research, scholarship, and professional development. Visit the funding resources and fellowships page for more information.
Policies and Benefits
Postdoctoral scholars at Ohio State have access to a wide range of benefits. Visit the policies and benefits page for more information.
University Resources to Support Research and Scholarship
Ohio State’s substantial infrastructure of shared service units and core facilities supports researchers across all fields of scholarship. Visit the resources page for more information.
Ohio State Postdoctoral Association
The Ohio State University Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is an organization for postdoctoral scholars run by postdoctoral scholar volunteers. The PDA provides professional development and career services events, social and professional networking opportunities, and quarterly travel award opportunities for postdocs to use to attend professional development and discipline-specific conferences, workshops, and trainings. Join their mailing list and attend their events by checking out full details on the PDA website to learn more.