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Boston College Postdoctoral Association


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The Boston College Postdoctoral Association (BCPDA) promotes the professional, social, and family well-being of postdoctoral fellows from all BC departments.



The purpose of the BCPDA is:

  • To promote the professional training and career preparation of its members;

  • To promote peer interactions and support among the BC postdoctoral community;

  • To serve as liaison between its members and the administration of BC;

  • To introduce new postdoctoral fellows to the BC community;

  • To provide liaison between BC postdoctoral fellows and other postdoctoral associations in Massachusetts and in the United States.

The BCPDA regularly organizes conferences and talks on topics of interest to its membership. In addition, the BCPDA has an ongoing Knowledge Dissemination Program to financially support the dissemination of its members’ original and independent scholarly work.



Upcoming Events

  • March 28, 2018: Grant writing advice
    by Tim van Opijnen, Associate Professor, Biology department 

  • April 4, 2018: Acing the interview
    by Lauren Celano, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers

  • May 2, 2018: Preparing for a faculty career
    by Lauren Celano, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers

The BCPDA Knowledge Dissemination Program is open to applications from September 1st to October 1st, December 1st to January 31st, and April 1st to May 31st of each academic year.