Postdoc Appreciation Week

From, left, postdocs David Toews, Ana Maria Porras, Elizabeth Day, Tisha Bohr, Susan Cheng and Oliver Bracko.

September 20-24, 2021

Postdoc Appreciation Week Events

This year, Director of Postdoctoral Studies Christine Holmes is coordinating with the National Postdoctoral Association to offer virtual multi-institutional events. Sessions include a kickoff presentation on Virtues, Values, and Vocation,  a session on Connecting for Career Success, career panels, and a workshop on professional identity hosted by The Postdoc Academy.

See full list of events

Postdoc Achievement Awards

Nominations will sought for the fourth annual Postdoc Achievement Awards at Cornell University, co-sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. 

To nominate a postdoc, please complete the online nomination form by the late summer nomination deadline. The awardees will be announced during National Postdoc Appreciation Week in September.

The Postdoc Achievement Awards honor and showcase postdocs who have made outstanding contributions to community or organizational change and show a commitment to promoting equity and inclusion at Cornell and/or throughout society as a whole. Every year, at least one of each of the following awards will be granted to deserving postdocs:

  • Achievement Award for Excellence in Leadership
  • Achievement Award for Excellence in Community Engagement
  •  Achievement Award for Excellence in Mentoring

See full details of the nominating criteria

Read about award recipients


Please contact Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies at

Postdoc Research Spotlights

This fall, meet amazing Cornell postdocs and hear about their research through web spotlights. These features will be posted on the Graduate School Spotlights webpage, Office of Postdoctoral Studies and Future Faculty and Academic Careers websites, on the Office of Postdoctoral Studies Facebook page, and the @CornellGrad and @CUFutureFaculty twitter accounts.

2021 Postdoc Spotlights