2016 About 2016 PPI
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The 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute (2016 PPI) is intended to bring together postdoctoral investigators who will soon be seeking their first independent positions. A key objective of the 2016 PPI is to provide insights about the various career pathways PhD-trained scientists may consider as they prepare to transition into independent careers in the biomedical research workforce.  The broad landscape of career opportunities includes areas such as science policy, science writing, intellectual property law and patents, industry, consulting and entrepreneurship, academic research/teaching, science education, nonprofit sector and government. 

The 2016 PPI will provide a range of information and resources which postdocs will need in order to make a successful transition to independence, including making the right career choice, finding the right institutional fit, applying for a position, succeeding in the job interview and seminar, negotiating a start up package, networking and forming collaborations, and balancing research with many other commitments. The focus of the 2016 PPI is on a diverse range of career options which are available in the biomedical research workforce. The "Reality Ph.D.: It's Not Just Academia" session will highlight the careers of postdoc peers who are thriving and surviving in careers at the bench and beyond.

While the transition to independence is a challenge for all postdocs, young investigators who are members of groups that are identified as underrepresented in the biomedical or behavioral sciences may have an especially difficult time finding and establishing themselves in their first independent positions. For this reason, emphasis will be placed on members of these groups; however, participation in this program is not limited to these groups of individuals.  The 2016 PPI is intended for postdocs who are within 12-to-18 months of completing their postdoctoral training appointments.

NOTE:  All participants will be required to pay a $25 registration fee upon selection; however, all eligible applicants (those not receiving federally-funded travel support and also meet the other travel award eligibility criteria) who are selected to participate in the 2016 PPI will receive travel awards (up to a maximum of $1,500) to help defray their travel and lodging expenses.
 

MARC Travel Awards Announced for the 2014 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions - See more at: http://www.faseb.org/Policy-and-Government-Affairs/News-Room/Article-Detail-View/tabid/1014/ArticleId/977/MARC-Travel-Awards-Announced-for-the-2014-Postdoctoral-Preparation-Institute-Career-Transitions.aspx#sthash.1hqbzEe9.dpuf
MARC Travel Awards Announced for the 2014 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions - See more at: http://www.faseb.org/Policy-and-Government-Affairs/News-Room/Article-Detail-View/tabid/1014/ArticleId/977/MARC-Travel-Awards-Announced-for-the-2014-Postdoctoral-Preparation-Institute-Career-Transitions.aspx#sthash.1hqbzEe9.dpuf

 Updated:  02/08/16                 

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