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MSU-PDA is a volunteer based organization that depends on the community of postdoctoral scholars here at Michigan State University. 

The MSU-PDA’s mission is to:

  • Help postdocs achieve their professional and personal goals while at MSU.
  • Provide resources for social and career development.
  • Initiate a mutual dialogue with the University administration.
  • Create a well-recognized postdoctoral association community.


Upcoming events:

  • Write a winning NIH NRSA fellowship: The do's and don'ts (Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Chittenden Hall, Room 110):. Dr. Pratt will share his experiences, knowledge and perspective as current Chair of an NIH study section that reviews fellowships for pre- and postdoctoral National Research Service Awards. He plans to discuss 1) goals of the NRSA, 2) how NRSA applications are reviewed, 3) the “do’s” and “don’ts” for each review criterion, emphasizing common mistakes made that can easily sink an application, and 4) will offer tips to sponsors on the professional training plan and other critical components of a successful application. 

Contact Us

By email:

By mail:

Chittenden Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824



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