Professional Programs

SACNAS professional programs are designed to support professionals, including postdocs, to strengthen their competencies and reach their career goals. Programs are specifically designed with both professional development and community-building aspects in mind. These well-rounded programs equip and empower professionals to thrive in their careers and continue their STEM journey with tangible skills, a network of support, and an empowered sense of self.

 

 

SACNAS Postdoc Cohort Program

The inaugural 2022 SACNAS Postdoc Cohort Program (SPCP) is our effort to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for postdocs in a similar career-stage. SPCP participants will have an opportunity to network, share resources, insights, gain a community, AND participate in seminars relevant to their current career stage (new postdoc) for an entire year. SACNAS will provide relevant trainings and seminars to the 2022 SPCP participants. All-in-all, this cohort will receive unique opportunities they may not find at their current institutions. Topics to be covered in seminars and trainings will be catered to the needs of the cohort and may include:

Postdoc Fundamentals (Postdoc 101), Establishing a Network of Mentors, Taking Control of Your Career Path, Preparing Job Application Materials (Cover Letter, Resume/CV), Presentation and Manuscript Writing Skills, Building Leadership Competencies, and more. 

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Eligibility:

  • Must be a new postdoc (someone who is about to start a postdoc or started their postdoc position less than 6 months ago) 
  • Postdoc position can be in either academia or industry 
  • Must be a SACNAS dues paying member
  • Must adhere to the SACNAS Code of Conduct 

Application deadline 7/1/22 

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Eligibility:

  • Must be a new postdoc (someone who is about to start a postdoc or started their postdoc position less than 6 months ago) 
  • Postdoc position can be in either academia or industry 
  • Must be a SACNAS dues paying member
  • Must adhere to the SACNAS Code of Conduct 

Application deadline 7/1/22 

Benefits: 

  • Building community within the next generation of SACNISTA professionals  
  • Networking with similar career-stage individuals 
  • Direct access to relevant seminars and trainings from top-tier speakers 
  • Unique opportunities for participation in other SACNAS events 
  • The opportunity to be a mentor to 2023 SPCP participants 
  • SO. MUCH. MORE.

Time Commitment: 

  • A minimum of 3hrs per month is required from each participant to engage with their cohort and within the program by using Discord and other video conferencing platforms. 
  • A formal check-in/event will be held monthly for the upcoming year. 
  • This program will last for 12 months.  
  • Interactions outside of this 3hr time requirement are highly encouraged and open to the discretion of each participant. 

 

NSF & SACNAS Grant Writing and Peer Review Workshop

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NSF and SACNAS are excited to host a fully funded workshop on Grant Writing and Peer Review for early career scientists! Participants of this workshop will learn to critique grant proposals as well as how to develop their own with the guidance of peers and advisors.

Dates: June 12 to 15 (with travel)

Location: Los Angeles, California. Airfare and lodging will be provided to all participants.

Agenda: View Workshop Agenda Here

Eligibility:

Applicants should be advanced graduate students, postdocs or early career professionals who are interested in submitting a grant proposal to either the Biological Sciences (BIO) or Education and Human resources (EHR) directorates at NSF. You can learn more about BIO directorates at NSF here. You can learn more about EHR directorates at NSF here. This inaugural program is open to all applicants but west coast participants will be given priority.

Application requirements:

Application requirements: Must be advanced graduate students, postdoc, or early career professionals interested in submitting grant proposals to NSF under BIO or EHR directorates. We are accepting applications from all applicants across the U.S, however, applicants that study and/or reside in the West Coast (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington) will be given priority to attend the workshop.

2022 Applications Have Closed

The in-person 2.5-day event will be June 12 to 15 (with travel) in Los Angeles, California. Airfare and lodging will be provided to all participants.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1935813. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute

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The Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI) provides premier training for motivated STEM professionals from populations that have been historically excluded and, as a result of exclusion, are underrepresented in STEM. Professionals interested in advancing their leadership of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all sectors of STEM (academia, industry, and non-profit, and government), are encouraged to apply.

2022 Applications Have Closed

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The Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI) provides premier training for motivated STEM professionals from populations that have been historically excluded and, as a result of exclusion, are underrepresented in STEM. Professionals interested in advancing their leadership of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all sectors of STEM (academia, industry, and non-profit, and government), are encouraged to apply.

2022 Applications Have Closed

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