PAI - Professorial Advancement Initiative

Postdoctoral scholars in the STEM fields are invited to participate in the Big Ten Academic Alliance Professorial Advancement Initiative (PAI) Program, a multi-campus initiative that provides highly relevant and effective professional development opportunities for individuals pursuing a career in academia.

The PAI participants engage in a mentoring team and have opportunities to network with postdoctoral scholars and faculty across Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions.

Participation in the PAI includes:

  • Active engagement with discipline-specific mentors from your home campus and other Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions.
  • Financial support for travel to regional/national conferences for discipline-specific professional development
  • In-person and virtual professional development experiences covering topics such as grant writing, mentor training, and job search and interview preparation

The Big Ten Academic Alliance PAI program invites underrepresented minority STEM postdocs who are US citizens to register for the program. To start, please read and agree to the terms of service below:

I authorize the Big Ten Academic Alliance to share my personal and educational data that I provide using this online form. My information will be publicly accessible for recruitment purposes. This consent applies to education data that may otherwise be protected under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1232g, also known as FERPA or the Buckley Amendment. This authorization will remain in effect until I rescind it in writing.