RSL Trainee Resources

For new grad students, post-docs, and RA's:

Welcome to the RSL!  Our trainees have compiled a treasure trove of helpful information and links to help you get set up and settled in--check it out at the RSL Walkabout page!  Also, be sure to attend the  RSL weekly group meeting on Wednesdays at 10 am in Lucas P083, and introduce yourself at our weekly happy hour on Fridays at 4 pm (either in the Light Well, or at the Oval Table on the 2nd floor).

RSL Trainee Council

The Trainee Council organizes social events, professional-development sessions, industry talks, and much more!  The Trainee Council's mission is to:

  • foster an environment supportive of all trainees
  • enrich the training experience beyond research
  • build community among all RSL members

Find out more on the RSL Trainee Council page, and you are encouraged to get involved and join!


Formalizing an Individual Development Plan (IDP)--and revisiting/updating it annually--is a worthwhile exercise that helps (1) put you on solid footing in your relationship with your advisor, and (2) set you up for success in your training and research.  Below are links and forms to help you and your advisor go through the IDP process.

IDPs for Graduate Students (courtesy of the SoM Biosciences program)

IDPs for Postdoctoral Fellows (courtesy of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs)


See our Trainee Fellowships page for links and notices of upcoming events & info sessions to help you successfully apply to several fellowship funding opportunities.

Professional Development/Career Resources

Other useful links