Resources for Students


Writing Effective Scientific Abstracts (.ppt)

Writing a Scientific Abstract handout (.pdf)

Poster Presentations

Designing Effective Posters (UC Merced)

Design and Presentation Guidelines and Resources (SACNAS)

Preparing a Poster Presentation (NSF Web GURU)

Imposter Syndrome

"You're Not Fooling Anyone" (.pdf)

"No, You're Not an Imposter" (.pdf)

Grad School

Applying to Grad School (.ppt)

UC Graduate School: What's Next? (.pdf)

Personal Professional Development Plan (.pdf)

Graduate School Prep and Timeline (.pdf)

Getting Good Mentoring (.pdf)

Personal Statements (.ppt)

Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

myIDP - Science Careers

Planning Career Paths for Ph.D.s - AAAS

Individual Development Plans - NIH


The Mentoring Manual (.pdf)

Getting the most from your mentor (.pdf)

Mentoring 101 Workshop 2013 (.pdf)

Mentoring UP 2015 (.pdf)


Pathways to Science - a searchable database for postdoc funding

Other Resources

UCLA Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) Database
COS Pivot*
International Fellowships and Grants (National Postdoctoral Scholars Association)
National Institutes of Health
Minority Postdoc: Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships and Opportunities
National Science Foundation
AAUW Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants
UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Foundation Center


Strawberry DNA Protocol (.doc)


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