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MSU-PDA is a volunteer based organization that depends on the community of postdoctoral scholars here at Michigan State University. Our mission is to help MSU postdocs achieve their professional and personal goals.

The MSU-PDA’s mission is to:

  • To help Postdoctoral members in achieving their scientific and personal goals while at MSU
  • Provide resources for social and career development
  • To initiate a mutual dialog with the University administration
  • To create a well-recognized Postdoctoral association community.
  • Take a look at the current steering committee.
  • Bylaws of MSU PDA.


MSU-PDA is now accepting applications for Spring 2018 travel awards. Application deadline is May 1. Details here.

MSU-PDA 2018 Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award (PERA) winners: Omayma Alshaarawy and Caleb Trujillo. Their profiles can be found here.

MSU-PDA Fall travel awards 2017 winner s: Vladimir Grubišić, Maryam Naghibolhosseini, Sudeep Perumbakkam. Their research and travel plans can be found here.

Slides and other material from "The teaching Narrative workshop", by Dr. Melissa McDaniels can be found here.

MSU Post-docs win award at Wayne State Postdoc Regional Symposium

Upcoming workshops and events:

Recruitment event for PDA Steering Committee and announcement of PERA winners. May 2, 11:30am, 110 Chittenden

Past workshops:

Creating excellent meetings with Graduate Student Life and Wellness.

Conflict resolution: interactive workshop for developing communication skills and conflict resolution.

Taking charge of your career: strategies for postdocs using individual development plans and mentor networks. With Victor DiRita

Addressing imposter syndrome in academia. With Valerie Young

Contact Us

By email:

By mail:

Chittenden Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824




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