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About NPA ADVANCE Summit on Gender and the Postdoctorate Presentations and Articles
Data on Postdocs and Gender Clearinghouse on Promising Practices Contact Us

Potential Interventions to Aid in Retaining Postdoc Women

A clearinghouse of promising practices

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C. POLICIES: General Policies


1. Make sure institutional resources are equitable, perhaps through institutional audits?


2. Encourage hiring from within, which can mitigate “two-body” geographical constraints as well as strengthen a postdoc’s “inside” knowledge. (See also: Programs: Funding & Grants)


3. Establish mentoring expectations for departments


  • Harvard School of Public Health distributes mentoring guidelines to faculty mentors and incoming postdocs


4. Provide institutional incentives for effective mentoring of postdocs, such as consideration during tenure and promotion review and mentoring awards



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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0819994. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.