Resource Directory

The OACD Resource Directory contains a list of websites, organizations, and resources on a variety of topics related to your career development and success. You can refine the results by using any combination of the search options below including keyword, category, and audience.

Career Exploration, Career Specific Development, Employment Postings, Professional Development
Postdocs, Grad & Med Students

A great resource for postdocs and graduate students, the National Postdoctoral Association is a non-profit 5013 educational organization in the United States that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of the postdoctoral experience for all participants. To join, go to this page- - and sign up as an "Affiliate Individual Member", selecting the option, either postdocs or graduate students, that matches your career stage.

Research, Research Funding
Faculty, Postdocs, Grad & Med Students, Administrators

NIH offers funding for many types of grants, contracts, and even programs that help repay loans for researchers. Learn about these programs, as well as about NIH's budget process, grant funding strategies, and policies, and more.

Career Transition, Job Search Skills, Professional Development, Videos
Faculty, Postdocs, Grad & Med Students

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) provides recordings of their programs and lectures that can be viewed at your convenience. 

Research, Research Funding, Videos
Faculty, Postdocs, Grad & Med Students

Are you applying for a NIH grant? The NIH offers a four-part video tutorial series that walks you through the basics of preparing, writing, and submitting your application. These short videos will provide you with a basic overview of the process, as well as a variety of tips for success, and are available to view for free anytime. 

Postdocs, Grad & Med Students, Administrators

This page offers information and resources for postdocs on managing their family lives while furthering their research careers. Some of these resources were developed as part of NPA ADVANCE, a National Science Foundation-funded project to foster the advancement of postdoc women into faculty careers.

Research, Research Funding
Faculty, Postdocs, Grad & Med Students

The National Science Foundation(NSF) funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

Faculty, Postdocs, Residents & Clinical Fellows, Grad & Med Students

The Office of Clinical Research, Health Sciences was started in 2001 to promote clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh and its affiliated institutions by providing research-related resources for volunteers, sponsors, investigators and research staff.    

Pittsburgh Information
Faculty, Postdocs, Residents & Clinical Fellows, Grad & Med Students, Administrators

An important first stop for international scholars to assist you.

Research Funding, Research
Faculty, Postdocs, Residents & Clinical Fellows, Grad & Med Students

The mission of the Office of Research, Health Sciences, OORHS, is to foster both the emerging and the established research enterprises within and across the six schools of the Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

Professional Development, Research, Research Funding, University of Pittsburgh
Faculty, Postdocs, Grad & Med Students

Pitt Research, led by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, is the core unit at the University of Pittsburgh with responsibility to: facilitate research of impact, identify and catalyze strategic opportunities, position the University to lead large research collaborations, translate scholarly excellence into commercial innovation and economic partnership, and maintain the highest standards of research integrity.