These seminars, links and articles are provided specifically with postdocs in mind. Attend the seminars, read the articles, and visit the links provided to learn more about these relevant and worthwhile topics tailored to help shape and navigate your career.
Potential sources of external funding
The American Society for Cellular Biology (ASCB) is an "international community of biologists." The ASCB provides links to many major funding agencies and foundations.
The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) "The BSF Research Grants program is the main program of the BSF, and it funds both U.S. and Israeli scientists who wish to work together."
Grants.gov lists all current discretionary funding opportunities from 26 agencies of the United States government, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and Centers for Disease Control.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research - The NIH is the world's largest source of funding for biomedical research. This page includes extensive information about NIH grants, as well as a place to search NIH funding programs.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) - The NSF is an independent federal agency that funds approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research in science and engineering conducted at American colleges and universities.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation offers a number of funding opportunities for biomedical researchers.
The NIH RePorter allows researchers to locate funding opportunities by state.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The CDC offers grants and cooperative agreements to fund research and non-research public health programs that advance the Agency’s public health mission.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA makes grant funds available through the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Center for Mental Health Services.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA). Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
Fight for Sight. To date more than 3,000 women and men have received more than $21 million to support eye and vision research. Investigators working at more than 300 leading medical centers, universities and eye research institutes in the U.S., Canada and overseas have received Fight for Sight awards.
- Science Careers - Financial Strategy
- Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Graduate Research, Education and Training (GREAT)
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute Career Resources
- "The Postdoctoral Dilemma: If Not Academia, Where Do I Go,?" a presentation by Sheldon Schuster, PhD President of the Keck Graduate Institute of Life Sciences
Why Science Says You Deserve to Be Happy, On Point, WBUR. Original air date: 12 October 2021
Watch: Wellness Seminar, The Science of Exercise and Brain Health with Diane Ehlers, PhD, 1 September 2021
Diane Ehlers, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences at UNMC. Her research interests include physical activity and successful aging and the impact of physical activity in cancer patients and older adults. She will speak on the Science of Exercise and Cognition
Watch: Wellness Seminar, The Art and Science of Stress Management and Resilience, with Steven Wengel, M.D., 28 July 2021
Steven Wengel, MD, is a professor of Psychiatry and practitioner at UNMC. He served as chair of the Psychiatry Department from 2005 to 2018 and was named in “Best Doctors in America” in 2010-1. In 2017, he was named Vice Chancellor for Campus Wellness for UNMC and UNO. He spoke on the Art and Science of Stress and Resilience.
Watch: Wellness Workshop: Introduction of Counseling and Mental Health Resources at UNMC and Techniques for Stress Reduction, with Katherine Keiser, 30 June 2021
Katherine Keiser serves as Interim Associate Director at UNMC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and has a been a licensed mental health practitioner since 2012. She has taught Stress Management for the UNO Health Education department and presents on such topics including Healthy Relationships, Mindfulness and Stress, and Suicide Prevention. She introduced the mental health services available to the UNMC community and speak on stress reduction techniques.
Watch: Wellness Workshop, Introduction to the Center for Healthy Living with Peter Pellerito, 28 May 2021
Peter Pellerito introduced the UNMC Center for Healthy Living and its services, discussed the importance of every-day choices for wellness, the importance of fitness for alleviating stress, maintaining mental acuity and productivity, and he demonstrated simple resistance band exercises that can be done anywhere in a only few minutes. Resistance bands remain available for postdocs.
- UNMC Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience- Seminars
- Research Nebraska - Find an Expert
- Recent Publications - Research Profile Database
- UNMC Employment Page
- National Postdoctoral Association
- Science Magazine Job Search
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- GREAT Group on Graduate Research, Education and Training
- Versatile PhD
- Resources for Scientific Management Training
- Bio Nebraska Career Center
- Cheeky Scientist
- The PhD Project Job Board