Research & Graduate Studies offers a variety of professional development opportunities. These programs and videos are designed to help faculty and postdocs develop successful research portfolios. The workshops and other content available on this page are designed to help faculty members and postdocs navigate Portland State's research support systems (Sponsored Projects Administration, Research Integrity & Compliance, and Innovation & Intellectual Property) and acquire or hone skills useful in research activities.

Professional Development Opportunities

PSU Research Pathways

The PSU Research Pathways (PRP) program is designed to assist early-career, tenure-track faculty establish successful research programs. Participants are introduced to PSU's research community and research support resources. Registration for the Fall 2020 cohort is closed.


Mentoring Academy

The Mentoring Academy offers evidence-based training for mentors of research trainees across disciplines. Mentoring Academy workshops are applicable to those training undergraduates and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty.

Independent Professional Development

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is an independent professional development center dedicated to helping faculty make successful transitions throughout their careers. Programs and services help faculty to increase writing productivity, establish and maintain work-life balance, create broad networks of collegial support on their campus, and develop a committed stance towards their institutional home. The NCFDD provides training, mentoring, and supportive communities for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at colleges and universities across America. More information is available on PSU's National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity page.