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The NPA is pleased to offer the Affiliate Membership to for students, postdocs, faculty, and employees at NPA Sustaining Member institutions. The Affiliate Membership allows individuals at selected Sustaining Member institutions* to enjoy some of the same benefits as NPA Full Members. For more on membership, please read Article II in our Bylaws on Membership.


Click  here for the the list of benefits.


Benefits Overview


As an NPA Affiliate Member, you are entitled to these benefits:

  • Subscription to NPA E-Alerts, a periodic news announcement, and the POSTDOCket, the NPA’s official quarterly newsletter
  • Reduced registration fees to the NPA Annual Meeting & eligibility for the NPA Travel Award Program
  • Access to members-only NPA web content
  • Discounts to some services and products.  Click here for information on new discounts from SciPhD.
  • Opportunities to serve and contribute your expertise on a variety of NPA committees
  • National representation on postdoctoral issues

Click here for details on Full Member benefits.



How to Join

Joining the NPA as an Affiliate Member is easy. Just follow these steps:



Go to the NPA Online Community.

Go to and click on Join in the upper right corner.


Select your member type: Affiliate Individual Member.


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

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


Select your membership selection:

Affiliate Graduate Student
Free individual membership for graduate students at Sustaining Member institutions

Affiliate Postdoc
Free individual membership for postdocs at Sustaining Member institutions

Affiliate Non-Postdoc/Other
Free membership for non-postdocs or non-graduate students at Sustaining Member institutions



Enter all required information

Enter all required information (marked with an asterisk) 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 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.



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.


Please note: If your institution is not a Sustaining Member, please encourage them to become a member. Sustaining memberships may be purchased by a postdoc association, postdoc office, or any other administrative entity associated with your institution. We can help you by providing a packet of Sustaining Membership benefit information. Contact Belinda Huang to obtain a packet. If your institution does not wish to purchase a Sustaining Membership, we encourage you to enroll as a Full dues-paying Individual Member of the NPA. Individual members are eligible for additional benefits that Affiliate members do not receive.


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