Postdoctoral Scholars at the U of M

The Graduate School works collaboratively with the Postdoctoral Association, a separate organization, to improve the quality of the postdoctoral experience. Such collaboration was celebrated in 2009 when The Scientist named the University of Minnesota one of the best workplaces for postdocs, in part because of the strength of mentoring by faculty and opportunities for professional development. The Graduate School also manages the application process for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program, which provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth.