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As a Corporate Partner you receive all of these great benefits:

 

Free Affiliate Membership National Representation
Subscriptions Free Promotion
Access to Members-Only Content Networking Opportunities
Discounts on Publications and Other Products Annual Meeting Discounts
Professional & Leadership Development Technical Assistance
Contribute your Ideas Voting Representation
Advertising Packages  

 

Free Affiliate Membership for A Limited Number of Individuals at Your Institution


Corporation are entitled to a limited number of free Affiliate memberships for interested staff and postdocs. Affiliate members are entitled to free subscriptions and access to members-only Web content. Please call for more information on Affiliate memberships.

To become an Affiliate member, eligible individuals need to create a profile on our online community using their institutional e-mail. For full instructions, click here.

 

Subscriptions


With the two NPA publications NPA e-alerts, a periodic e-mail news announcement, and the POSTDOCket, the NPA’s official quarterly newsletter, you can stay informed on current postdoc issues.

 

Access to Members-Only Content


Your NPA membership gives you access to members-only web content such as the Sustaining Members Toolkit, the Institutional Postdoctoral Policies Database, The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Toolkit, and the International Postdoc Survival Guide. The NPA is currently working on the development of resources for faculty and on other resources.

 

Discounts on Publications and Other Products


As the primary contact for your institution, you are entitled to discounts on Lab Essentials publications from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and on Current Protocols from John Wiley & Sons. Other discounts include: legal services, Zip Cars, Stuffbak, and joint membership with AAAS/Science for postdocs at your institution. Look for new discounts as the NPA pursues additional corporate partners. Learn more...

 

Professional & Leadership Development


Not only is the NPA a valuable resource on postdoctoral issues, it is also a resource for professional and leadership development. The NPA provides these resources online and printed copies can be sent to you upon request. We also have opportunities to further develop your professional and leadership skills by serving on any of our membership committees or running for a seat on the Board of Directors.

 

Contribute Your Ideas


The NPA welcomes your thoughts and ideas.Please forward your suggestions and feedback at anytime by our online form, by e-mail, or by phone at (202) 326-6424.

 

National Representation


With your membership, we can be your voice and forward the postdoctoral agenda at the national level. Follow this link to read more about our efforts on your behalf.

 

Free Promotion


The NPA provides multiple opportunities to promote your organization.These opportunities include, but are not limited to, a direct link from the NPA website to your website and recognition in the POSTDOCket. If you have a story idea, contact us and we will forward your idea to the POSTDOCket editor.

 

Advertising Packages


In addition to free promotion, all Corporate Members will receive advertising packages.  Corporations have the opportunity to promote and announce products and services that benefit postdocs.The package includes*:

  • 1 Targeted E-alert Announcement** - One e-alert announcement dedicated to a product or service within your corporation.
  • Either one 1/2 page ad or a 500 word "advertorial" in the POSTDOCket
  • 1/4 page Web Page Sponsorship*** - Web page ad will either be displayed as a flash banner or as a static ad on the page you sponsor.
  • 2 Dedicated Tweets - Two tweets dedicated to a product or service within your corporation.

*Advertising packages have a value of $850.  Packages must be used within the time span of the current membership.
**Members will be provided with a report from Constant Contact that lists "open" and "click through" numbers.

***Web ad to be displayed for no more than 3 consecutive weeks.

 

 

Networking Opportunities

 


You can connect with your colleagues from over 180 other Sustaining organizations at the Annual Meeting and also via the NPA Membership Community. The NPA moderates this community so you are free to interact and exchange ideas without receiving SPAM and unsolicited e-mails.

 

Annual Meeting Discounts


The NPA hosts its national meeting every spring. The primary contact for your institution is eligible for the member registration rate. Discounted rates are also offered to Affiliate members andmay varyeach year. Since 2009, Affiliate Members have received the same discount as Full members. For details, pleasevisit NPA Annual Meetings.

 

Technical Assistance


Team Visits

The NPA wants to assist you as you address postdoctoral issues at your organization.We can develop a technical assistance program specific to your unique needs at a low or no cost to Sustaining Members.Sustaining Members with or in the process of developing Postdoctoral Offices (PDOs) and Postdoctoral Associations (PDAs) can receive on-site technical assistance through the NPA’s Team Visit Program. For more information on this service, visit the Team Visit Program page or contact the NPA Executive Director.

 

Partnerships

As part of our technical assistance program, we have formed partnerships with organizations that want to assist you in supporting postdocs, including Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. (GPA), who are experts at providing and administering equitable postdoc benefits, and Leavy, Frank & Delaney, LLC, who provide legal seminars for international postdocs free of charge to NPA Sustaining Members.

 

Garnett-Powers & Associates also offers benefit plans for Visiting Scholars. Most campuses have Visiting Scholars or Visiting Academics, spending anywhere from one month to more than a year, contributing to the host campus' intellectual and research endeavors. While the Visiting Scholar is in the United States, they must maintain a minimum amount of medical insurance to satisfy the J1 Visa requirement. Though many Visiting Scholars do bring sufficient medical insurance coverage for their stay from their home country, many do not, and consequently are required to purchase insurance for themselves and their family members.GPA offers Visiting Scholar benefit plans at competitive pricing. Domestic Scholars may participate in these plans as well. Please contact Steve Johnson at GPA for further information at 1-877-559-9922 ext. 403.

 

Read more about what our partners offer:
Garnett-Powers Health Insurance Plans
Legal Seminars for International Postdocs (free of charge)

 

Voting Representation


Through your designated representative, you can vote in all elections and ballot issues.

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