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Destination Europe 2020 in Seattle!

Saturday, February 13th
Seattle, WA
Hosted by the University of Washington


The event will showcase research career and funding opportunities throughout Europe for researchers at all stages of their careers, and there are many opportunities for post-docs. Since Destination Europe was launched in 2012, people who attended Destination Europe conferences have been very enthusiastic in their feedback on the events.


Click here to view the the program Participation is free but prior registration is essential at REGISTER NOW

Show your support to fellow PRPA presenters at the 2020 Academic Showcase!

The 2020 Academic Showcase is open to any research, scholarship, and creative work from the WSU community. That includes you!

Discover more at the Academic Showcase

Thursday, March 26, 2020
9 a.m. to noon
M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom, Compton Union Building

The Professional Development Initiative (PDI)

The Professional Development Initiative (PDI) provides a range of programs, training opportunities, and resources to graduate and professional students that will help prepare them for academic and career success.

Free for WSU faculty, staff, graduate, and professional students.


PDI Goals

12 Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Data II
| Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

14 Understanding Civil Rights Compliance in the Workplace and in Academia
| Holly Ashkannejhad, Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation

14 Green Dot Training: Reducing Gender-Based Violence
| Dr. Karen Kelsky, The Professor Is In

Click here to check out the calendar of upcoming PDI events!


Lady with PlannerMark your calendars!!

PRPA next meeting:

Lighty 280


~Speaker: TBA~


Funding Opportunities


PivotWith Pivot, you can easily explore new avenues for funding, view funding opportunities uniquely matched to your area of research, and collaborate with colleagues. Using your WSU ID you can create and save personalized search criteria and receive a weekly targeted funding email alert listing new opportunities in their research areas.


Find funding by using the Pivot database or check out the Postdoc Awards!

Looking for free memberships?

Cheeky Scientist Cheeky Scientist: At WSU, we are committed to helping you develop the professional skills necessary to pursue your dream career. As such, we are delighted to announce a partnership with Cheeky Scientist to provide STEM PhD’s and post-docs with the opportunity to build the necessary skills to pursue a career in Industry.

As part of the partnership we are offering a limited number of spaces to the Cheeky Scientist Association online training platform.



the versatile PhDVersatile PhD: Versatile PhD helps graduate students and new PhDs envision, prepare for and excel in non-academic careers. Here you will find a wonderful online community, an overview of PhD careers, PhD-appropriate job listings and access to a database of nearly 90,000 members.