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As a Full Member you receive all of these great benefits:


Subscriptions Professional & Leadership Development
Access to Members-Only Content Voting Representation
Annual Meeting Discount Contribute Your Ideas
Discounts on Publications & Services National Representation



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 Institutional Policy Database, The Postdoctoral Office (PDO) Toolkit, The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Toolkit, and the International Postdoc Survival Guide.



Annual Meeting Discount

As an Individual Member, you can attend the NPA Annual Meeting under a reduced registration rate. You are also eligible for the NPA Travel Award Program which subsidizes travel, lodging, and registration during the NPA Annual Meeting. For details on previous meetings visit NPA Annual Meetings. In 2014, the meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri.


Discounts on Publications & Services

As an individual member, you are entitled to discounts through partner organizations such as Zipcars, StuffBak, Wiley & Sons, and Cold Harbor Laboratory Press. Look for new discounts as the NPA pursues additional corporate partners.  Click here for information on new discounts from SciPhDLearn 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 in the members-only content area and hard 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 eight membership committees or running for a seat on the executive board.


Voting Representation

You are eligible to vote in all elections and ballot issues.


Contribute Your Ideas

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


National Representation

With your membership, we can be your voice and forward the postdoctoral agenda at the national level.


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