The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Postdoc Newsletter

March 30, 2017
The National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting took place March 17-19 in San Francisco.  Consider attending next year's conference in Cleveland!

Graduate Student Appreciation Week starts Monday, April 3rd!  Encourage your mentee's to attend one of the various events planned to celebrate their contributions to the campus community.

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

The Graduate SchoolTax Assistance Program
April 1 - April 15th
1113 McKeldin
Full details about the Graduate School Tax Assistance Program can be found at .
Professional and Career Development Opportunities
Leadership Opportunities:
The National Postdoctoral Association is currently seeking a strong, dedicated and knowledgeable leader to serve as a Diversity Officer of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA).

Conference Opportunities:
Implementation What to Change and How to Change It?

Much has been said and written in the last 20 years about revising the models for graduate and postdoctoral education in the biosciences. In June the University of Colorado and University of Michigan will co--‐host a follow--‐up meeting to discuss implementation of new models, inviting participation of up to 500 stakeholders from academia,the private sector, federal agencies, trainees, and private foundations.
RSVP: (Travel award deadline April 1; Registration deadline April 15

Johns Hopkins Postdoc Retreat 2017
We are having a postdoc retreat on April 12th that we would like to invite you and all College Park postdocs to attend (but must register for in advance). Postdocs are also invited to submit an abstract for the poster session. These can be abstracts from previous conferences, and posters from past conferences can be presented. The abstracts will not be scored, but the poster presentations will be judged by three Johns Hopkins faculty members. We are giving away a visiting scientist award ($250 travel award) to the highest scored poster presentation to a postdoc external to Johns Hopkins that College Park postdocs will be eligible for.
All information and abstract submission can be found on our event website
The event is free, but please register by noon on April 7th. Abstracts will be accepted up until this time as well

Career Opportunities:
The National Postdoctoral Association has started a job board!  Join the NPA and access various opportunities:

Workshops & Brown Bags
OPA Workshops

"NIH Faculty Awardee Panel"
Tuesday, April 25th from 12:30-1:30pm
1103 Bioscience Research Building
RSVP (deadline: 4/18):
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); Kristen R. Hamilton (PSYC); Iqbal Hamza (ANSC);  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

"The Academic Job Search"
Postdoc Session
: Friday, April 14, 2017 ● 1:30pm- 3:00pm ● 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, 3rd floor
Registration deadline (4/7/17):

"Applying for Federal Jobs and Internships (Panel)"
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 ● 5:00-6:30pm ● 3135 Hornbake, South wing
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,


Transportation@Maryland Workshop
Time: 9am~12noon on Monday, April 3 
Location: Kay Boardrooms, 1107 and 1111 of the Kim Engineering Building
Background: Faculty and researchers across ten colleges at UMD (ARCH, ARHU, BSOS, BUS, CMNS, ENG, JOUR, iSchool, SPH, and SPP) are working on transportation-related research topics. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together this Transportation@Maryland group to: (1) Share information about research expertise and activities in the broad multidisciplinary domain of transportation; (2) Identify opportunities and challenges for multi-disciplinary collaboration; and (3) Discuss what support infrastructure is needed for effective collaboration and develop strategies to pursue such support.
RSVP is not required. All faculty, research staff, and administrators are welcome! 
Please contact Lei Zhang (52881, for questions or additional information.


"The Versatile PhD" Upcoming PhD Career Panel Discussions


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:

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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