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Workshops & Training

The Office of Research is a great resource for postdoctoral scholars.  The Office of Research’s calendar of workshops and training can be found here.  Researchers should also monitor the Office of Research’s general events calendar, found here.

The Department of Contracts & Grants within the Office of Research offers free training for research administrators multiple times a year on both the University Park and Health Science campuses.  The research administrator training curriculum consists of four core courses and six optional courses.  Scholars who complete the four core courses and two optional courses will earn a Certificate in Research Administration.  Postdoctoral scholars may find courses on preparing proposals, budgets and submissions to the NIH and NSF particularly helpful.