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CSU Postdoctoral Association (CSU PASS)
All Colorado State University postdoctoral professionals are welcome to participate in CSU Postdoctoral Association events, meetings, and workshops.
CSU PASS’s mission is to facilitate a more constructive, interactive, and positive experience for postdoc professionals at Colorado State University.
All CSU Postdocs are invited to join the listserv managed by CSU PASS officers. Click the button below to join the CSU PASS Listserv.
Get Social with CSU PASS
Comprised of three branches–DOC Writes, FACULTY Writes, and GRAD Writes — CSU Writes offers postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and graduate students multiple ways to participate in an academic writing community on campus:
- writing groups
- intensive writing retreats
- guest speaker presentations
- show up & write.sessions
- peer manuscript & proposal editing
- and more.
Visit the CSU Writes website for details and offerings.
National Postdoctoral Organization
The CSU Graduate School is a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to help you network with other postdocs across the country and gain access to members only resources that can help further your career.
LinkedIn Learning — an on-demand video library and online educational tool — is now a free resource available to all Colorado State University students, faculty and staff.
The Office of the Provost launched a campuswide LinkedIn Learning license at Colorado State University in early March 2023. Students and employees now have access to the learning service containing more than 18,000 instructional and educational videos.
Instructions for account activation — which is necessary for users with and without preexisting Learning accounts — are available on the Provost Office website. As an educational technology company, LinkedIn Learning offers courses in four key categories: business, creative, technology and certifications.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity – CSU Membership
Postdoctoral scholars have free access to on-demand National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) resources through CSU’s institutional membership. NCFDD strives to help the academic community “achieve extraordinary writing and research productivity while maintaining a full and healthy life off campus.”
Professional Development Opportunities
Professional Development and Travel Awards
The CSU Postdoctoral Association, CSU PASS, is announcing a call for Professional Development and Travel Award applications!
The purpose of this award is to assist with the costs of conference and meeting registration fees, as well as other justifiable costs that will contribute to your research and professional development.
Awards are not limited to those with an official job title of ‘Postdoc’ through CSU but are open to anyone with a doctorate degree (i.e., PhD, DVM, MD) working in non-faculty positions.
Applications for the Fall semester cycle open August 1 and close September 1. Applications for the Spring semester cycle open January 1 and close February 1.
Award recipients must provide an account number for the transfer of funds to their home department. The recipient is then responsible for working with their department to spend the awarded funding. Please confirm with your department the ability to make the purchases before applying, as all purchases must go through the university system and approved suppliers.
Award announcements will be emailed to applicants two weeks (10 business days) after applications close. Award recipients may not receive more than one award per year.
As a stipulation of receiving PASS funding, award recipients are required to attend and present at the Postdoctoral Research Symposium hosted by PASS.
Please click the “Development and Travel Award Application” button below to download the application and submit it by emailing your application to CSUPASS@colostate.edu with your name in the subject heading or attached file name.
Share and Review Successful Application Materials
The postdoctoral association (PASS) invites members to share application materials from their successful job searches for industry as well as academic positions. This will work as a resource for members of the postdoc community who are looking for positions and working on their own statements. Please find the link below to access the Teams folder.
CSU PASS Signature Events
- The Postdoc Appreciation Week at CSU is proudly presented by CSU PASS and the Graduate School at CSU with an aim to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to research and discovery here at CSU. Please reach out to CSU PASS for more information regarding Postdoc Appreciation Week (PAW) events.
- Come celebrate research and entrepreneurship with us at the annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium! During this interdisciplinary event, postdocs, research staff, and instructors from all CSU colleges and interdisciplinary programs will present their work to attendees and judges while competing for cash awards. This event is proudly presented by CSU PASS, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Graduate School at CSU. Please reach out to CSU PASS for more information regarding event details.
- Spring 2023 DOC Writes event offerings include:
CSU PASS Networking and Social Events
About once a month CSU PASS hosts a local hike on alternating Saturdays and Sundays. If you are interested in leading or joining in on a hike, please visit this link to sign up. Also feel free to suggest hiking spots.
Build a strong postdoc community by hosting networking and social events and promoting diversity in academia is a priority for CSU Pass. Join us for an upcoming Social Hour.
Learn about community events on our calendar.
Resources & Career Development Links
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Colorado State University publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report each year on or before Oct. 1. This report includes current safety and security policies and procedures, contact information for various university and community resources related to crime prevention and survivor assistance, information about university policies on drug and alcohol use, as well as crime prevention programs, fire safety information, and crime and fire statistics for the previous three years on reported crimes that occurred on university properties or non-university properties that are controlled by CSU. View a digital copy of the report, or you can request a printed copy through the Clery Compliance Office at vpuo_clery_compliance@Mail.colostate.edu