Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Welcome to OGPS!

Welcome to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) at Tulane University! OGPS advances graduate education and enhances postdoctoral training through program oversight, policy development, and implementation of focused activities. OGPS is part of the Office of Academic Affairs.


If you have general questions, please send them to

If you have questions regarding career support, please contact Ryan Stivers at

If you have questions regarding academic support, please contact Dr. Lauren Lukkarila at

If you have questions regarding awards, grants, or other programs managed by OGPS, please contact Jennifer O'Brien-Brown at


Graduate & Postdoctoral News

This year, we welcomed almost 500 new PhD and master's students in a wide variety of disciplines across the School of Liberal Arts, School of Science and Engineering, School of Medicine - Biomedical Sciences. All students and postdoctoral fellows have access to the OGPS Canvas pages for more resources; if you believe you should have access but do not, please reach out to Jennifer O'Brien-Brown.


Events & Workshops

Workshops will all be conducted online to ensure that graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on all campuses have easy access. The schedule of available workshops for Fall 2022 can be viewed here and below.

For an idea of the types of workshops OGPS offer has offered in the past, see the Calendar of Spring 2022 Workshops


Donut Days!

We are excited to bring back the popular Donut Day events at OGPS! We will offer opportunities for our grads and postdocs at both the Uptown and Downtown campuses! Feel free to stop by for a cup of coffee and a donut, starting at 9 AM until we run out. Each month on the fourth Thursday of the month, specific details each month to come. We look forward to seeing you!

External Funding Resources

Check out our list of external funding resources for fellowships, research grants, and postdoctoral training.

*For more details on the workshops and seminars, please visit seminars and workshops. Check back for updates to the schedule.