PostDoc Best Practices: For Programs Supporting PostDocs in Computer Science
Post-docs are becoming more common in computer science. A new effort is aiming to help the community learn how to support these post-docs.
Developing new talent to carry out high impact research is of paramount importance to the Computer Science & Engineering research enterprise. An appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is an increasingly common starting point for a research career. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate and the CCC recognize the critical importance in having an excellent postdoc training experience to help junior researchers advance their careers.
With NSF’s backing, the CCC is announcing a program to develop, implement and institutionalize the implementation of best practices for supporting postdocs. This program will award grants to institutions or consortia of institutions to implement best practices for strengthening the postdoc experience in computer science and computing-related fields. These supporting programs will enable PhD graduates to transition effectively to research roles in a variety of sectors.