Non-OPF Events & Announcements

- Non-OPF Announcements & External Events -
This page is used to advertise non-OPF Events and Announcements that may be of interest to our community. Please contact us if you wish to have an announcement or event posted here

Harvard Longwood Campus - May Events - Office of Employee Development and Wellness
We encourage you to take time for your development and wellbeing by registering for the workshops this month and viewing the additional resources.
Please note, each workshop title will bring you to the registration page for the course. Harvard Key required for most programs.

Becoming a Resilient Scientist: Developing Feedback Resilience - May 19
Postdoctoral Community Sessions Co-Hosted by the NIH and NPA - Navigating the significant challenges and stressors we face daily as members of the research community, steering through the career exploration process, and the stress of life can seem overwhelming and lead us to doubt ourselves just when we need confidence the most. The goal of Becoming a Resilient Scientist is to help you develop the resilience you need to navigate challenging situations at work and in life. The series will consist of five webinars starting April 7th, each followed by a small group discussion the following week. Each discussion will center around the resilience of postdocs and postdoc office admins but will also include ways to apply the session material as participants move towards becoming mentors in their fields.

MASS AWIS - STEM Speed Networking with Professionals
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT | Location: REMO Online platform | Registration: Free
It’s that time of year again! We, at the Massachusetts Association for Women in Science (MASS AWIS), are very excited to host our flagship Speed Networking event. Do not miss this unique opportunity to connect virtually with professionals from various backgrounds in STEM fields. Featured fields include Industry research and Development, Medical writing, data science, science communication etc. During 15-minute rounds, you will get the chance to interact with panelists and inquire about their roles, responsibilities, and companies. We will be hosting this event on REMO allowing you to have the same experience as an in-person networking event!
Disclaimer: This is NOT a career fair. Please leave your resumes at home.
See bios of professionals attending:

HMS Microbiology Postdoc Retreat
The Department of Microbiology is hosting a free, informal retreat for postdocs in or affiliated with the Department. This is primarily a social and career-building event, with food, drinks, trivia, a career panel, and a chance to speak informally in small groups about your background, current work, and future plans. We're hoping to build community and help postdocs get to know each other.
HMS Microbiology Postdoc Retreat
May 20th, 2022 | 9AM - 5PM | Harvard Club of Boston
Register via QR code on attached poster

"When Gender Matters in Negotiation" - Organized by Harvard Initiative for Learning & Teaching
Thursday, June 2, 2022, 12:00 pm-1:00pm | Via Zoom
Join Hannah Riley Bowles, Roy. E. Larson Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Director of the Women and Public Policy Program and Center for Public Leadership, as she explains how situational factors influence the potential for gender or other intersecting identities to influence negotiation behavior and outcomes. This event will focus particularly on organizational life and the boundaries of work and family. She will conclude with advice for individuals and organizations on how to reduce the disadvantageous effects of gender on negotiated outcomes. Harvard Key required for registration

Seeking Journal Club Facilitator Volunteers for DF/HCC CURE Program This Summer
The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center CURE Program is seeking volunteers to guide underrepresented and disadvantaged high school and college students in reading scientific literature this summer.  This is a fantastic opportunity to gain teaching experience, develop your own paper reading skills, and work with diverse communities!  If you would like to facilitate journal clubs with us this year, please sign up here by May 13, 2022:
·         Dates: Thursdays, June 9 through August 4
·         Times: 90min meetings (9-10:30, 12-1:30, 3:30-5, 5-6:30)
·         Location: virtual, on Zoom
·         Task: Guide groups of 5-8 high school or college students in reading primary scientific literature and serve as scientific role models. 
You will also get to learn about each student’s summer research through helping students practice their final summer presentations during the last journal club meeting.
If you have any questions please contact Brittany Michel at:

K99/R00 Sample Applications - NIH via National Institute on Aging
An NIA Investigator has graciously agreed to share their exceptional applications and summary statements as samples to help the research community. The resources below represent the initial submission and subsequent resubmission of a K99/R00 application from a single applicant, who received an excellent score and was funded upon resubmission. This is only one example of a successful K99/R00 application and is not meant to be a template for future applicants. Please make sure that your application is tailored to your specific research and career development plan, and seek individual advice from mentors and peers as you prepare your application. Read more about K99/R00 funding opportunities at NIA.