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The Graduate School Writing Center offers workshops and short courses to support graduate students and postdoctoral scholars as they communicate in a range of academic and professional situations. All workshops and courses are open to enrolled University of Maryland graduate students and postdoctoral scholars free of charge. We also welcome suggestions for workshops and will design and provide programs for specific disciplinary needs upon request. Please contact Dr. Linda Macri with questions or suggestions.

For Summer 2024, the weekly Friday Write-In will continue on Fridays, from May 17 through August 16 from 9 - 11am via Zoom.

Academic Job Documents Retreat

June 4-6, 2024.  In-person in 0201 ESJ, 9:30am-3:30pm (lunch provided). Register here -- deadline to register is May 20 

Planning on graduating in the next academic year and pursuing an academic position in higher education or a postdoctoral position? Join the Graduate School Writing Center and the Office of Career & Professional Development for a three-day retreat to learn more about the job application process, hear from faculty who have been on search committees and students/postdocs who have recently accepted offers. We’ll discuss the purpose and variety of documents you may need to apply for an academic position, and you’ll have time to draft, edit, and receive feedback on your materials before the 2024-2025 announcements. Questions? Please contact Dr. Linda Macri ( or Dr. Yi Hao ( at the Graduate School.

Summer Writing Retreats

July 8-12, 2024, In-person retreat, 9:30am-4pm daily.  Register here -- deadline to register is June 28.

July 15-19, Virtual retreat, 9am-12pm daily.  Register here -- deadline to register is July 11. 

The Graduate School Writing Center will offer both an In-person Writing Retreat (July 8-12, 2024) and a Virtual Writing Retreat (July 15-19, 2024) for students and postdoctoral scholars working on proposals, articles, dissertations, theses, or papers; as long as it's writing, you are welcome to come work on it! Join us for community, accountability, and writing support.

Fellowship Application Workshops


Exploring Fellowships for AY 2025-2026


Applying for the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Series

The President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is open to students across disciplines and is offered by many universities across the country, each with slightly different application procedures. While the content of these workshops will focus on the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowships, that material will be relevant to most postdoctoral program applications.

Introduction to Applying for the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship -- date TBD 

Writing the Research Proposal for Postdoctoral Applications -- date TBD

Writing the Educational Background Statement for the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program -- date TBD 

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