Postdoctoral Affairs

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We support the scholarship, mentorship and training of postdoctoral scholars across Ohio State.


The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) was established in 2017 to enhance the postdoctoral experience for postdoctoral scholars across the university.


Postdocs at Ohio State


Departments Represented

Prospective Postdocs

Looking for postdoc opportunities, information about Ohio State, and living in Columbus?

New and Current Postdocs

Once you are ready to start your postdoc position at Ohio State, there are many resources available from orientations and trainings, policies and program information, to individual development plan resources and much more.

Postdocs Looking for Next Steps

Once you are ready to start looking for next steps in your career trajectory, there are a number of resources on campus that can assist.

Departing Postdocs

Resources to assist with the offboarding process and information on how to stay engaged with Ohio State.

Resources for International Postdocs

Learn about visa processing, benefits, healthcare, living in Columbus and other resources to support international postdocs.

Policies and Procedures

Learn more about policies and procedures that impact postdocs on campus.

Workshops and Trainings

Information about current and planned workshops and trainings related to professional development, mentorship and career services.

Postdoc Fellowships and Funding

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has several fellowship and funding programs that it provides to the postdoc community.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Do you need assistance with recruiting or retaining a postdoc?

OPA Awards and Recognitions

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Ohio State recognizes the exceptional contribution of postdoctoral scholars and their faculty mentors to the education, research and service missions of Ohio State by offering several mentorship and service awards annually.

Latest News

OK-PROS 2022 Award Recipients

The Ohio State University Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and W.K. Kellogg Foundation Postdoctoral Recruitment and Onboarding Supplement (OK-PROS) program supports postdoctoral scholars recruited by Ohio State faculty by providing up to $5,000 to aid them with jump-starting their research agenda at the university and relocating to Columbus (or other Ohio State location).

Still Have Questions?

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
214D University Hall 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210