Postdoc Resources

cartoon image of new postdocPostdoc Socials
First Thursday Each Month
5:30-7:30 pm

Family & Friends are encouraged to join!
Food trucks on site.  Look for the UF Postdocs sign.
First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch Street, Gainesville, FL

Write & Flourish – Postdoc Writing Retreat
Wednesday, October 30th

The Write and Flourish Retreats provides a quite space away from the distractions of your lab/office to sit and write in the company of peers. Einstein bagels and coffee will be provided. No instruction will be provided and writers are welcome to come and go as they please, but are asked to do so quietly.

Wednesday, 10/30, 2:00-5:00 pm, McKnight Brain Institute Auditorium (room LG 101A DeWeese Auditorium)

Register!    Registration is encouraged but not required

Contact if you have any questions.

CTSI Pilot Funding Opportunity

Applications accepted through Nov. 4, 2019

The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute welcomes proposals in response to this RFA that support the growth of interdisciplinary and investigator-initiated clinical and translational research across UF’s broad range of scientific disciplines.  See below for information sessions, resources and upcoming studios that might be helpful to applicants.

To view the full RFA, visit our website here.

Funding and awards:  The CTSI will make a total of up to $150,000 available through this RFA depending on the quality of submissions and budget availability. Up to $25,000 may be requested for a period not to exceed 18 months.


  • Applicants must be a UF faculty member or a UF trainee (residents, graduate students, postdocs and fellows) and meet UF IRB Investigator qualifications.
  • Applicants may only submit one application to one RFA for which they are the principal investigator, but individuals may be listed as a co-investigator on more than one application.
  • Recipients of previous CTSI pilot awards are eligible to apply for the Fall 2019 pilot award to support fundamentally new research projects, but only if previous projects have been completed.

Deadlines:  Applications can be submitted in response to this RFA on any date between Aug. 26, 2019 and Nov. 4, 2019 (by 5 p.m.). Successful applicants will have up to 18 months from date of grant award notice to complete their projects.

Information Sessions:  Questions? Come to an information session in Gainesville or Jacksonville to hear from CTSI Director of Research Services Holly Morris.

  • Gainesville:  Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, 2:00 pm, room 2161 N/S  CTRB
  • Jacksonville:  Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, 12:00 pm, Learning Resource Center – Ash, Dogwood and Elm Conference Rooms

Contact:  Please email questions to Applicants are encouraged to visit the CTSI website to learn about additional services available to facilitate research at UF.

2019 National Postdoctoral Survey & Chance to Win Travel Award

Are you interested in winning a travel award, and in sharing your experiences as a postdoc to a large national postdoc survey?  All responses are anonymous, and participants have a chance to enter a drawing for a $200 travel award to a scientific meeting!

The 2019 National Postdoc Survey was conceived and developed by postdocs to benefit all members of the postdoctoral community, and is a follow-up to our very successful 2016 National Postdoc Survey.  Since 2016, changes in postdoc policies have been implemented, including an increase in the postdoctoral salary levels set by NIH.  An updated survey is needed now in order to capture the current experiences of postdoc fellows and scholars, and inform and equip those who advocate for policy on behalf of postdocs.

Survey link:

Thank you very much for your participation, and please forward this important survey to your postdoc colleagues!

The National Postdoctoral Survey Team at UChicago

Questions? Email us at or visit

UF Postdoc Seminar Series

2nd Wednesdays at 12:00 noon – 1:15 pm, room G-316 HPNP

This lunch-time Postdoc Seminar Series will feature presentations from UF Postdocs, time to network with peers, and updates on campus resources from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.  Do you have an important presentation coming up?  Sign up to give a practice presentation at the UF Postdoc Seminar Series.  Be sure to enter your UF Email Address when you sign up!  Once you have signed up, you will be contacted by the Lily Lewis, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to complete the scheduling.


New Postdoc Orientation

Are you a new postdoc, or just interested in learning more about the resources available to you at UF? Sign up for an upcoming New Postdoc Orientation session. New Postdoc Orientation is offered quarterly throughout the calendar year. All sessions are streamed live via Zoom.

Registration is now open for the following sessions:

Download the Postdoc Resource Guide     Download New Postdoc Orientation Slides

Submit Postdoc Awards & Honors Announcements

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs wants to promote your achievements. Please send notification of postdoc awards and achievements to Lily Lewis or submit a Postdoctoral Achievements Submission Form. Postdoc Award announcements will be included in the weekly UF Postdoctoral Update Newsletter and Awards and other Achievements (such as publications) will be featured on the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs website.

Submit your UF Postdoc Profile

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is in the process of updating our website and we want to highlight our current postdocs. We invite you to submit content for your profile and let us help you enhance your online professional presence. The online submission form can be found here and current profiles can be viewed here. Note that a professional style profile picture is required. If you do not have a photo, contact Lily Lewis to schedule your photo shoot prior to submitting your profile. Please feel free to contact Lily Lewis if you have any comments or questions about the submission form or would like assistance crafting your content.

Postdoc HR Issues

Insurance and Benefits: If you have questions about benefits enrollment or eligibility, please contact UF’s Human Resource Services’ GA and Post Doc Associate Benefits Office at or (352) 392-2477.

Employee Issues: If you are experiencing an issue with your supervisor that is not resolved in your department and need assistance or guidance, please contact Mr. Brook Mercier in Employee Relations in UF’s Human Resource Services.  Mr. Mercier can be reached at 392-1072 or

UF Postdocs on Facebook and LinkedIn

Join this Facebook group for University of Florida postdocs as well as the LinkedIn group.

FREE Affiliate NPA Membership

If you would like to receive an invitation join the National Postdoctoral Association or if your invitation has expired and you need to be sent a refreshed invitation, please contact Lily Lewis to receive an invitation.  More information.

FREE NCFDD Membership

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) provide a variety of virtual programs and resources including:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator
  • Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
  • Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
  • Access to Multi-Week Courses
  • Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, & moderated writing challenges
  • Monthly accountability buddy matches
  • Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges
  • Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings

To claim your free access to our Institutional Membership, complete the following steps:

1)  Go to

2)  Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.

3)  Select “Activate my Membership”

4)  Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e.

5)  Go to your institution email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact: Antonio Farias via email at or by phone at (352) 392-6917. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at

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