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251 Bayview Blvd.,
Room 2A641
Baltimore, MD 21224

Voice: (443) 740-2358

Fax: (443) 740-2859

Career Resources

Mentoring Resources

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Graduate Program for Current Students

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2017-18 Predoctoral Fellows

Welcome to NIDA!

The Office of Education and Career Development (OECD) offers several ways to help you get oriented to NIDA and Baltimore:

  • Peer Mentors 2016-17 [PDF] is a group of postbacs, grad students, and postdocs who meet each month with new trainees to welcome them to NIDA and answer their questions.
  • The Guide to Baltimore [PDF] and Things to Do [PDF] can help you get settled in Baltimore and find fun things to do.

See recent presentations sponsored by OECD on the following:

  • giving a job talk
  • time management
  • team dynamics
  • mentoring
  • networking
  • job search skills
  • grant writing
  • career satisfaction
  • scientific writing

Fellows Research Lunch Fall 2016 [PDF]
Every Friday, two postdocs or grad students present data they have collected. This allows you to practice speaking skills and receive feedback about your research.

Volunteer Opportunities [PDF]
A very extensive list of opportunities in the Baltimore area.

OECD Library List [PDF]
The OECD has a lending library of GRE and MCAT study materials and books on scientific writing, mentoring, career development, teaching, time management, networking, and careers in science.  If you’d like to borrow any of these books, stop by the office or contact us.

Tax information
You can find tax information in the Graduate Partnership Program Handbook [PDF], including a link to the federal quarterly estimated tax form, 1040ES. The Maryland estimated tax form [PDF] is 502D. You can use this online calculator to figure your Maryland estimated taxes.

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States Government. NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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