Postdoc Appreciation Week

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

September 21-25, 2020

Postdoc Appreciation Week Events

This year, Director of Postdoctoral Studies Christine Holmes is coordinating with the National Postdoctoral Association to offer virtual events nationwide and internationally. Events include a keynote discussing best practices for mentorship; virtual networking; and, workshops hosted by the National Research Mentoring Network and The Postdoc Academy.

See list of virtual multi-institutional events!

Postdoc Achievement Awards

Nominations will sought for the third 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 awards will be presented 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 for the Postdoc Achievement Awards.

Read about the establishment of the award in 2018


Please contact Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies at

Postdoc Research Spotlights

During September, 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.

2019 Postdoc Spotlights: