Best Oral Presentation Award (3 awards)

Postdocs are among the highest educated people in the world. Not surprisingly, many see postdocs as the leaders of the future. While some postdocs find futures as scientific leaders in academia, many venture into the world becoming leaders in a variety of different fields. In this symposium, we celebrate and showcase Stanford postdocs as the leaders of tomorrow.

How does your Stanford training empower you to lead? Are you developing new research techniques? Are you exploring revolutionary questions? Are you becoming a leader in your field? If so, apply to the Stanford Postdoctoral Research Symposium!

At this symposium, a select group of postdocs will get the opportunity to showcase their research leadership and show how Stanford is helping them master the career of their choosing.

To apply, you must be a current Stanford postdoc (appointed in one of the seven schools or an affiliated institution). You will need to write a 500 (maximum) word abstract about ideas or experiments developed during your postdoctoral training at Stanford as a current Stanford postdoc.

The panel of postdocs representing the diversity of research occurring at Stanford will screen the abstracts and select ten for oral presentation, based on general criteria of leadership, diversity of topic and understandability.  Oral presentations shall be presented in lay language terms so that people who are not in your field will be able to understand your work. The talks will be no more than ten minutes, which includes at least two minutes for questions. During the symposium, a panel of judges that includes faculty and postdocs will judge the presentation using a scoring rubric of five criteria: Innovation, Impact/Significance, Feasibility, Clarity, and Approach/Strategy. Each criterion will carry a 20% weight, for a total of 100%. Judges will have room to add comments that are not captured by the scoring rubric.

All judges will score the ten candidates, and scores will be summed by two independent people. The three winners will have the highest scores. In the case of equal scoring, the organizing committee decides, taking into account the extra comments.

Judges will be identifiable during the event. Judges will be asked to consider the Stanford University Postdoctoral Association conflict of interest policy before the event and are allowed to excuse themselves from the panel.

Oral/Poster Abstract Submission Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SC9VY0dizNbOfx4WN6woOCRs1ytIKBjYd8lQVYdpt3U/viewform


Best Poster Presentation Award (3 awards)

Postdocs are among the highest educated people in the world. Not surprisingly, many see postdocs as the leaders of the future. While some postdocs find futures as scientific leaders in academia, many venture into the world becoming leaders in a variety of different fields. In this symposium, we celebrate and showcase Stanford postdocs as the leaders of tomorrow.

How does your Stanford training empower you to lead? Are you developing new research techniques? Are you exploring revolutionary questions? Are you becoming a leader in your field? If so, apply to the Stanford Postdoctoral Research Symposium!

At this symposium, a select group of postdocs will get the opportunity to showcase their research leadership and show how Stanford is helping them master the career of their choosing.

To apply, you must be a current Stanford postdoc (appointed in one of the seven schools or an affiliated institution). You will need to write a 500 (maximum) word abstract about ideas or experiments developed during your postdoctoral training at Stanford as a current Stanford postdoc.

The panel of postdocs representing the diversity of research occurring at Stanford will screen the abstracts and select twelve for poster presentation, based on general criteria of leadership, diversity of topic and understandability. During the symposium, a panel of judges that includes faculty and postdocs will judge the presentation using a scoring rubric of five criteria: Innovation, Impact/Significance, Feasibility, Clarity, and Approach/Strategy. Each criterion will carry a 20% weight, for a total of 100%. Judges will have room to add comments that are not captured by the scoring rubric.

All judges will score the twelve candidates, and scores will be summed by two independent people. The three winners will have the highest scores. In the case of equal scoring, the organizing committee decides, taking into account the extra comments.

Judges will be identifiable during the event. Judges will be asked to consider the Stanford University Postdoctoral Association conflict of interest policy before the event and are allowed to excuse themselves from the panel.

Oral/Poster Abstract Submission Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SC9VY0dizNbOfx4WN6woOCRs1ytIKBjYd8lQVYdpt3U/viewform