Resources for UF Postdocs

English as a Second Language

The UF English Language Institute (ELI) provides several non-credit fee-based courses to help you further develop your written and spoken English skills. If you are paying the fee on your own, register using the links provided on the websites. If your department or supervisor will pay the fee, email the course contact to register and tell them that your department will paying the registration fee. All fees are refundable during the first week of class.

Academic Written English: Scholarly Writing & Advanced Scholarly Writing (6 weeks)

Academic Spoken English: Advanced Oral Proficiency (AOP) (6 weeks)

Intensive English classes (Semester)

The UF Writing Program also offers ESL Assistance

Professional Development Opportunities

UF Libraries

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) & UF Health - Grad Student & Postdoc Career and Professional Development (GradDev)

Office of Graduate Professional Development

Office of Teaching Excellence Events and Workshops

UF Information Technology Trainings

LinkedIn Learning (formerly – Free access with your Gatorlink login credentials

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity – Free membership with Gatorlink credentials

National Postdoctoral Association – Free membership with Gatorlink credentials – Email for your invitation to the NPA.

Center for Instructional Teaching & Technology (CITT)

Research Computing

Human Resources – Learn & Grow

Mentor Academy – develop mentoring skills through 4 mo. program with biweekly sessions

Leadership@UF – Maximize your leadership potential

Postdocs are not eligible to register for regular courses, unless they apply as a Non-degree Seeking Student or as a traditional student.

Postdoc Associates may apply for the Employee Education Program:  an opportunity funded by university resources that enables full-time UF Academic Personnel who have been employed in good standing for at least six months to receive tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of instruction per semester at the state university closest to their work location.

Biotility – offers short courses in technical and regulatory details unique to biotechnology industries and translational research.

Collaboratory for Women Innovators

Professional Development Planning Tools

myIDP – Individual Development Plan offered by Science Careers that helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.

Check out these myIDP articles from Science Careers

UF Professional Development Planning tool for Postdocs

Building a Web Presence

Inform the OPA about your accomplishments – These will be shared via the Postdoc Newsletter and @UFPostdocs twitter account

Submit a UF Postdoc Profile for inclusion on the OPA website

Updated March 23, 2021