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Providing a national voice and seeking positive change for postdoctoral scholars

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Join the NPA in 4 easy steps!



Go to the NPA Online Community.

Go to and click on Join in the upper right corner of the Online membership community.




Select your membership category.



We offer three memberships types each with multiple categories to meet the unique needs of our members:



What is it?

Dues-paying individual membership for any individual who wants to show their financial support to the NPA's mission. 

Now Available – NPA Gift Memberships!


The steps to purchase a gift membership are simple - fill out this form, choose the gift membership you would like to purchase, pay, and we'll do the rest!

Free, limited individual membership for students, postdocs, faculty, and employees at NPA sustaining member institutions.

Click here to see the list of participating sustaining member institutions.
Dues-paying organizational membership for organizations interested in supporting the NPA's mission.
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What's the difference between the Full and Affiliate membership?  Click here to view the benefits comparison.

**Please note!* If you want to become a Joint AAAS/NPA Postdoc Member, please join here.



Enter your username (your institutional e-mail address), and your first and last name.

*To receive a free affiliate membership, you must use your institutional e-mail address.






Enter all required information.

Enter all required information (marked with an asterick) and any other information that you wish to have in your profile.The required information includes your username, e-mail address, gender and full name.You will also need to create a password for your account.Your password must be a minimum of six (6) characters in length and contain at least one number and one non-numeric character (letters, punctuation, etc.).

Please Note: All information entered below will be visible to site administrators. If you wish for information to be excluded from your public profile (as seen by other site visitors), uncheck the box(es) next to the field(s) you wish to be hidden. If you uncheck the box next to “e-mail address” it will not be displayed, but members can still contact you via email through the site's email system.

*Individual Members must all provide billing information. Payments can be made online and offline by credit card, check and money order.


Congratulations - you’re done!You should receive an e-mail confirmation of your membership.

*Affiliate Members: The NPA Membership Manager will review your affiliate membership within 10 working days,
and you will receive an e-mail when it has been approved.


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National Postdoctoral Association * 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 956 * Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.326.6424 * Fax: 202.371.9849