Events and Awards

Two people talking at the Art of Research event at the Buffalo Museum of Science.


The Office of Postdoctoral Scholars offers a range of engaging events exclusively tailored for our postdoctoral scholars. These events provide a platform for professional development, networking and a space to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and forge lifelong connections. 

Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium showcases the research done by postdoctoral scholars through a research abstract/poster competition. With diverse disciplines, this event is a dynamic platform to showcase groundbreaking discoveries, exchange ideas and form interdisciplinary connections.

Preparing for Academic Careers Seminar Series

The Preparing for Academic Careers Seminar Series held during the spring semester offers a transformative learning experience for postdoctoral scholars that equips participants with the essential tools and strategies to excel in the classroom. Whether you are an aspiring educator or a seasoned teacher seeking to enhance your pedagogical skills, this program provides a supportive environment for growth, innovation, and sharing best practices.

Art of Research

The Art of Research competition celebrates the extraordinary research of University at Buffalo graduate students and postdoctoral scholars by showcasing original images highlighting the inherent beauty in research, scholarship and creative activity.


Distinguished Postdoc Mentor Award

The Distinguished Postdoc Mentor Award is awarded on an annual basis to faculty members who excel in the mentoring of postdoctoral scholars.