The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Postdoc Newsletter

March 2, 2017
The OPA Postdoc newsletter will be sent out bi-weekly on Thursdays.  If you are interested in including items please contact Blessing Enekwe by COB on the Tuesday before the newsletter is to be sent out.

Nonresident aliens who received income from the University of Maryland in 2016 have free access to Glacier Tax Prep, provided by the Graduate School. (This software program prepares federal tax forms, but not state tax forms. Most students must file both federal and state tax forms.)

To access Glacier Tax Prep:
1. Click this link:
2. When prompted, enter your directory ID and password.
3. Follow instructions on Glacier Tax Prep website.

Users of Glacier Tax Prep with Form(s) 1042-S:
Your Form(s) 1042-S may show Federal tax withheld in Box 7a, or Total withholding credit in Box 10. You should enter that amount from your Form(s) 1042-S in Box 7a in GTP, which does not allow data entry in Box 10.

Questions? Contact Robyn Kotzker at or 301-405-0281.
Professional and Career Development Opportunities
You are cordially invited to Graduate Research Appreciation Day (GRAD) 2017, in the Stamp Student Union on April 5,2017 from 9am-7pm.  Please consider participating as a GRAD judge - by filling out this survey:  Sponsored by: Graduate School/Division of Research/Office of the Provost/Division of Student Affairs/Pepsi Enhancement Fund/Graduate Student Government

Consider applying for the "About the Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference":  The call for proposals is open and will end on March 3, 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher Position

The new Teaching and Learning Research Center at UC Irvine is hiring a postdoc:

Workshops & Brown Bags
OPA Workshops

"NIH Faculty Awardee Panel"
Tuesday, March 14 from 12-1pm
1103 Bioscience Research Building
RSVP (deadline: 3/10):
This NIH Panel is open to all whom are interested in finding out more about the NIH application process and asking questions to successful awardees.  Panelists include: Philip Lee Falk Johnson (BIOL); Matthew Goupell (HESP); Iqbal Hamza (ANSC); Steven M. Jay (BIOE); Julia Renee Steinberg (FMSC)

Spring 2017 workshop series for NIH Grantwriting. 
Dates include: February 7 & 21; March 7 & 14; April 4 &18
Registration deadline (1/31/17):
For more information contact Dr. Blessing Enekwe,

Career and Professional Development Workshops

"Identifying & Communicating Your Transferable Skills"
Postdoc Session: Thursday, March 9, ● 10:00-11:30am ● 2124 Lee
Registration deadline

"Job Search Strategies for International PhD Students & Postdocs"
Thursday, March 16, 2017 ● 3:30-5:00pm ● 3134 Hornbake, Southwing
Registration deadline

"CV Overview"
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 ● 3:30-5:00pm ● 3134 Hornbake, Southwing
Registration deadline (3/22/17):

"The Academic Job Search"
Postdoc Session
: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 ● 11:30am-1:00pm ● 2124 Lee
Registration deadline (4/7/17):

"Applying for Federal Jobs and Internships (Panel)"
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 ● 5:00-6:30pm ● 3135 Hornbake, Southwing
Registration deadline (4/19/17):

"Job Search Techniques (Industry, Nonprofit & Government)"
Postdoc Session: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 ● 11:30-1:00 ● 2124 Lee
Registration deadline (5/5/17):

For more information contact Dr. Susan Martin,


Materials Science & Engineering Dept talk
U.S.A. vs. Xiaoxing Xi: Why it Matters." Dr. Xiaoxing Xi of Temple University

Friday, March 3, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
2110 Chem/Nuc Building

"Seeking Funding for Education Research at the Institute of Education Sciences."
Elizabeth R. Albro, Ph.D., Associate Commissioner of Teaching and Learning. National Center for Education Research Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 11:00am
Benjamin Banneker Room, Room 2212, Stamp Student Union


"The Versatile PhD" Upcoming PhD Career Panel Discussions


PhD Careers in Think Tanks – Humanities/Social Science Edition
March 6-10, 2017
Humanities/Social Science forum

Humanities and Social Science PhDs can positively impact society by working in think tanks, non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.

PhD Careers in Think Tanks – STEM edition
April 3-7, 2017
STEM forum

STEM PhDs can positively impact society by working in think tanks, non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.

Social Events
Check out the performances at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center - everything from musical performances to plays:

UMD Wind Orchestra

Cheating, Lying…Paraphrasing

Friday, March 3, 2017 . 8PM

Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State
When: Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: XFINITY Center University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
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International Coffee Hour EVERY WEDNESDAY!
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Basement Lounge, Dorchester Hall.
Please join the International Students & Scholars Service for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and treats! International Coffee Hours is held on Wednesdays during the Fall and Spring semesters. 
Funding Opportunities
The Division of Research SPIN Funding Database
Funding Workshop: Online Workshop
Past workshops/information event resources:
Funding resources:
Weekly funding alert: sign up at:
IRRoC: curation of integrated research resources on campus:

OPA Funding Support
OPA is rolling out a new conference support award for those presenting at conferences.  For more information please visit:
The Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC) has a host of workshops, for more information sign up for the TLTC newsletter here:
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