Postdoctoral Fellow Support

As a postdoctoral research fellow, you’re part of a vibrant research community at Utah State University. Postdocs are active in every field and discipline on campus. From journalism and human development to engineering and natural resources, postdocs expand USU’s research interests while gaining experience to build influence in their field.

As a postdoc, you also have access to research support services, resources and opportunities from the Office of Research.



USU offers numerous internal grant-writing trainings that are available to postdocs, as well as access to external grant-writing opportunities 
  • Graduate Student Proposal Writing Seminar: This introductory training runs every other year and is aimed at graduate students and postdocs who are new to writing grant proposals.
  • Annual Faculty Proposals Writing Seminar: For those with some proposal writing experience, this fall training offers new approaches and and ways to think about grant writing while providing concrete tools for success.
  • Arts and Humanities Proposal Writing Seminar: Offered every other year, this training is similar to the annaul faculty seminar but currated for sponsors of creative activities and arts and humanities research.
  • Proposal Writing Institute: Offered each spring, PWI is the annual intensive workshop designed to teach researchers tools and techniques for developing high-quality proposals.


The Office of Research provides support for all USU faculty, staff and students. You have access to numerous resources, from compliance in human and animal subject research to commercialization assistance.

USU Libraries offers additional resources for data management and scholarly communication. Learn how to effectively handle your data through their Datapalooza series.


The Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence runs a certification program available to all graduate students, postdocs and faculty. They also offer numerous other resources for instructors, from individual appointments to Canvas training.

The T.E.A.C.H. course is a cultural competence series focusing on lowering institutional barriers for Native and other underrepresented students. 


Our Student Research team works to involve undergraduate and graduate students in research with dedicated mentors. 

Mentoring resources:
Getting started
Mentoring Undergrads LibGuide
Mentor Email List
Find a Student
Grant reviewing

Coming soon: Mentoring Canvas course

Upcoming Opportunities

mentor with a postdoc student
Research Mentor Welcome
Join us in the Fall for our annual Research Mentor Welcome. We'll discuss USU resources for undergraduate mentoring, from funding to presentation events, over light refreshments.