Postdoctoral Development


The CUNY Postdoctoral Development Program was initiated to meet the training and professional development needs of postdoctoral researchers at the University. The program is administered through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and overseen by a six-member postdoctoral planning committee comprised of three faculty and three postdoctoral research fellows chosen based on consultation with the Research Deans and/or Deans of Science at the CUNY campuses.

Postdoc Travel Awards

travel buttonThe aim of this program is to provide postdoctoral associates at CUNY support for presenting scholarly activities at national or international conferences.  
To accommodate different conference schedules, we will have two deadlines for applications for travel in 2014 (Round A for January 1 through June 30/ Round B for July 1 through Dec 31). 

Proposals for Round B can be submitted starting from April 11, 2014 with funding decisions made by late June 2014.

Each postdoc may only submit one proposal per calendar year.  

POSTDOCTORAL TRAVEL AWARDS - ROUND 9 - LATE (B) 2014   (July 1 through Dec 31)

Deadline for 2014 Round B: 5:00 PM - Thursday, June 12, 2014

NOTE: Download Revised Guidelines and Application here <doc>


Postdoctoral Association LinkedIn Group

LinkedIn_logo CUNY is the largest urban university in the United States, with 23 institutions including the CUNY Graduate Center and seven senior colleges spread across the city.  This consortial nature makes communication difficult among our postdoc fellows. 

This LinkedIn Group was created as a portal to facilitate an inter-campus network among our postdoc researchers and to serve as a place for current and previous CUNY postdocs to communicate and network on topics such as professional training, career opportunities, grant writing, etc.

To join this Group, click LinkedIn button below.


ONE YEAR Free Membership to the New York Academy of Sciences

NYAS logoA special resource made available through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to all CUNY postdoctoral research is one (1) year of FREE membership to the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS).  A number of reports have stated the importance of building your professional network while in graduate school and during postdoctoral training.  NYAS events are ideal opportunities to meet and engage with fellow scientists, faculty, other postdocs, industry and business professionals, entrepreneurs, etc. to expand your professional network.

Full NYAS membership benefits include:

  • Free or discounted registration to Discussion Groups in numerous research areas
  • Free registration to Career and Professional Development and Networking events through Science Alliance
  • Free access to all live and archived webinars of NYAS
  • Free access to a vast and growing library of over 300 Academy eBriefings which provide complete, multimedia reports of Academy meetings and conferences
  • Free access to Annals Online, a database of thousands of downloadable scientific articles and reviews from the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Reduced registration to NYAS conferences
  • Free or reduced registration to Science & the City events
  • The New York Academy of Sciences magazine (three times per year)

Contact Eric Vieira ( for more details.


In compliance with the America COMPETES Act, all NSF proposals received on or after April 6 2009 must include a maximum one-page description of mentoring activities if the proposal includes post-doc researchers.  Currently, mentoring activities are described in a separate section in the 15-page "project description."  NSF has made this change, mandated as part of the America COMPETES Act and is contained in the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the CUNY Postdoctoral Development Program have developed a brief document (HERE <rtf>) that provides details of University-wide mentoring resources available for CUNY postdoctoral researchers.  This document should prove useful for CUNY faculty submitting NSF proposals that include funding for postdoctoral support.

Stipends Guidelines

CUNY strongly encourages all faculty to adher to the annual stipend levels put forth by the National Institutes of Health... >>


Includes links to the National Postdoctoral Association, the New York Academy of Sciences, and other local postdoctoral communities... >>

If you would like to receive information about future events or be featured in the Research Spotlight, please join the CUNY Postdoctoral Association linkedin group.


For more information on the CUNY postdoctoral community, please contact:
Eric Vieira, PhD
Director of Special Research Programs


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