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Getting Started on Your Research Fellowship

Orientation | International Postdocs | Training | Grants/Fellowships



Each fall, we host an orientation for new postdocs. Due to COVID-19, the fall 2020 orientation is on hold. However, you can still download our updated presentation by clicking here.

Useful Links:

 ► Read Our Welcome Message

 ► Appointment Policies, Pay & Benefits, Family Resources

 ► Relocating to Baltimore

 ► Postdoctoral Association

 ► Parking and Transportation


Resources for International Postdocs

Office of International Services

International trainees are served by the Office of International Services. They offer help with immigration, visa status, and legal matters. The can also offer resources for adjusting to life in the U.S.

Professional Development Resources for International Trainees

The Professional Development & Career Office website lists options for training in communications, grant writing, and preparing for careers after the postdoc.


Resoures for Training

Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

All new postdoctoral fellows are required to complete IDPs with their mentor within the first year of their fellowships and update these plans annually.

Registering for Courses at Hopkins

Postdoctoral research fellows are eligible to take a limited amount courses throughout Johns Hopkins University. Rules and policies will depend upon the specific school/division that offers the course.

Professional Development & Career Office (PDCO)

The PDCO offers career workshops, internships, grant writing classes, and help with the job search. Please regularly visit their website for upcoming opportunities.

Career Counseling

Postdoctoral fellows can make appointments for individual career counseling (matters relating to career exploration, job searches and applications, resumes, CVs, and cover letters, etc.) either by booking appointments with the PDCO through their online career services platform Handshake or by emailing the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Other inquiries about fellowship-specific advising not related to career counseling should be directed to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.


Applying for Grants & Fellowships

 ► Database of Postdoctoral Grants & Fellowships

 ► Grant Writing Training

  • OPDA organizes grant training events several times a year, notably a K-Grant workshop in December. These events will be posted on our Main Page and our News & Events page as they become available. The above link will take you directly to online PDCO resources for good grantsmanship.

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