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 (pōst-dŏk′tər-əl) also post·doc·tor·ate (-ĭt)
Of, relating to, or engaged in academic study beyond the level of a doctoral degree.


(pəʊstˈdɒktərəl) or


(Education) of, relating to, or designating studies, research, or professional work above the level of a doctorate


(poʊstˈdɒk tər əl)

of or pertaining to study or professional work undertaken after receiving a doctorate.
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Noun1.postdoctoral - a grant that funds postdoctoral study or research
grant-in-aid - a grant to a person or school for some educational project
Adj.1.postdoctoral - of or relating to study or research that is done after work for the doctoral degree has been completed
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13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- L'Oreal USA today announces the five recipients of the 2015 For Women in Science Fellowship, which honors female scientists at critical stages of their career with $60,000 fellowships to advance their postdoctoral research.
Training postdoctoral fellows to conduct MS rehabilitation research that focuses on examining ways that people can enhance their ability to effectively manage their daily lives and improve their quality of life
Synopsis: "The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited" builds on the 2000 report 'Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers'.
In recent months, academic and corporate research executives have expressed concern that a generation of science students has embarked on postdoctoral studies that will lead many of them nowhere.
Fifteen postdoctoral fellows from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) were recognized as the 2014 SABIC Postdoctoral Fellowship Awardees at a ceremony held at the KAUST campus in Thuwal on Wednesday.
Postdoctoral research training can help social workers strengthen their research skills and build a collaborative research agenda.
Summary: The International Civil Aviation Organization awarded its first postdoctoral fellowship to a Lebanese woman, a statement issued by Rafik Hariri International Airport said Thursday.
New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, has announced the establishment of Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, a prestigious new program by the Government of Canada to attract and develop world's best and brightest postdoctoral researchers in Canada.
Anne Loccisano, postdoctoral scientists at The Hamner, have been recognized with awards from the Society of Toxicology, a professional organization committed to creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology.
Nobuhiro Okabe, a postdoctoral fellow at Academia Sinica's Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Keiichi Umetsu, an associate research fellow at the institute, worked with Madoka Kawaharada, a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Japan, and several other institutions on the project, the press release said.
Aguilar has no doubt that landing a postdoctoral fellowship through the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship program has put him in serious contention to pursue a tenure-track faculty position at a major research university.
This conference brought together approximately 100 undergraduate, and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and professors from across Canada and the U.