Welcome to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs!


The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is concerned by the increase in violence and discrimination against Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi Americans (APIDA) as well as people from Asian countries since the pandemic started last year. These disturbing incidents have continued to escalate and increase in frequency. We join the call of the university’s Chief Diversity Officer to support the APIDA community at The Ohio State University. Racism has no place at our institution, and we are ready to stand as allies to this community both on and off campus.

We want to remind you that if you are experiencing emotional distress for any reason, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers help to Ohio State faculty and staff. To schedule an appointment for video or phone counseling at any time 24/7 please call 800-678-6265.

New Considerations for Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowships – Posted October 2020

OPA Statement on BLM and the events of May and June 2020
Originally issued on June 2, 2020

Please note: OPA staff is telecommuting until further notice. You may still reach us via email osupostdocs@osu.edu or call us at 614.688.1589

OSU postdocs


The mission of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is to prepare the next generation of research leaders by enhancing the postdoctoral experience at Ohio State through promotion of career development opportunities, advancing the quality of the training environment for postdoctoral scholars, and providing resources and support to faculty mentors.

We provide support in many forms:

  • Funding Ohio State’s membership to the National Postdoc Association (NPA)
  • Monthly postdoc orientations
  • Professional development events
  • Advocacy

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