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Enhancement of Administrative and Career Support for Postdoctoral Scholars

The research assessed the needs of UVA postdoctoral scholars, who train and sustain undergraduate and graduate students, for a centralized administrative office and web-based resources. Postdoctoral scholars exert an influence on the experience of UVA undergraduate and graduate students via formal teaching activities and in a mentoring capacity. Therefore, attracting and retaining the brightest and most creative of postdocs to the University broadly enhances the student experience across the institution. There study examined the experience of peer institutions in supporting postdoctoral scholars, and resulted in enhanced resources for prospective and current postdocs (policies, procedures, community resources), administrators, and faculty. The project (1) assessed and upgraded the quality of information made available to prospective and current postdoctoral scholars on a revised web site, and (2) assessed the services that a revived UVA Postdoctoral Office provides to the community.

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Enhancement of Administrative and Career Support for Postdoctoral Scholars