The NPA is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 professional association that advocates on behalf of postdoctoral scholars – individuals holding doctoral degrees who are pursuing a temporary period in which they obtain additional scholarly training and professional development necessary for a wide range of career paths. Established in 2003, the NPA serves individual postdoctoral scholars and the institutions and organizations that support them. The mission of the NPA is to improve the postdoctoral experience by supporting enhanced research training and a culture of enhanced professional growth to benefit scholarship and innovation.


Membership Access for University of Miami Postdocs

Postdoctoral fellows at the University of Miami receive exclusive access to NPA subscriptions, original programs, and exclusive toolkits through the intstitutional membership. Follow the steps below to sign up as a free affiliate member and gain access to this exclusive information as a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Miami. Once you click “Submit”, an NPA Membership Manager will review your Affiliate Membership request within ten working days, and you will receive an email when it has been approved.

National Postdoctoral Association Affiliate Membership Sign-up Steps

NPA Strategic Plan

To view the NPA Strategic Plan 2018-2020 click here.

NPA Bylaws

To view the NPA Bylaws click here.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

This year, National Postdoc Appreciation Week will be held September 19-23, 2022. Each year the NPA celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week to recognize the significant contributions of postdoctoral fellows.