Boston University is committed to providing a supportive and competitive training environment for research and scholarship. Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs (PDPA) offers programs, resources, and services that are tailored to meet the specific needs of doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and their faculty mentors.


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  • Ice cream social

    We host dozens of events each year.Our events are for postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and BU faculty. If you have an interest, chances are good that we have a program for you.

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  • Grant team collaborating

    Our programs are cutting-edge and nationally-recognized.In 2018, we received $2.5 million from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation to launch new professional development offerings.

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  • Rachel laughing

    Our community is 365 postdoctoral scholars strong.We support BU's postdoc community through policy advocacy, one-one-one advising, wellness programs, social events, benefits, and more.

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