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The Graduate School's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is designed to develop the next generation of independent researchers by enhancing the postdoctoral experience at the University of Kentucky. This is achieved by supporting postdocs needs with four main objectives:

Build an integrated postdoc community

The Postdoc Orientation is built for new postdocs to learn about the postdoc community on campus. The Postdoc Coffee Hour is a weekly meeting that allows postdocs to connect and build their network. Career Enhancement Groups bring postdocs together to work on critical aspects of postdoctoral training. The Society of Postdoctoral Scholars is a postdoc run organization that advocates and supports postdocs at UK. 

Provide career and professional development opportunities

Current postdocs can learn about career and professional development opportunities on the Programs page, including Career Enhancement GroupsMentoring Training, Leadership Training, and Fundamentals of  Funding

Est. 2019

Manage centralized postdoctoral administrative services

Faculty and administrators are invited to check out the Faculty & Admin page for information about recruitment, appointments, reappointments, and evaluation of postdoc performance.​

Measure and track postdoc success

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is dedicated to assessing the success of postdocs by measuring postdoc scholarly output, fellowship success, and career outcomes