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  • 2014 Mentor Award Recipient Announced

    March 10, 2014 The recipient of the NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. 2014 Mentor Award is Joel Elmquist, D.V.M., Ph.D. The award will be presented to Dr. Elmquist at the 12th Annual Meeting on Friday, April 4, 2014, during the opening ...
  • New Issue of the POSTDOCket Available Online

    February 19, 2014 The Winter 2014 issue of the POSTDOCket is now available online! This issue of the National Postdoctoral Association's (NPA) quarterly newsletter features articles on the upcoming 12th Annual Meeting; global gender disparities in scien...
  • 2014 Distinguished Service Award Recipient Announced

    February 19, 2014 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) will present the 2014 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) upon Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D., at the NPA's 12th Annual Meeting, to be held April 4 - 6 in St. Louis, Missouri. Tilghman was elected ...
  • Apply for the Position of NPA Meetings Committee Co-Chair

    January 20, 2014 Leader Wanted to Fill Positions of Meetings Committee Co-Chair Application deadline: Feb. 10, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is currently seeking a motivated and committed leader to serve as ...
  • NPA Announces New POSTDOCket Editor

    January 7, 2014 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Rachel Linger, Ph.D., as editor-in-chief of the POSTDOCket, the NPA's quarterly newsletter. Linger strongly supports the mission of the NPA, and...
  • 2014 NPA Board Officers Announced

    January 7, 2014 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has appointed officers for 2014. They are: chair, Keith Micoli, Ph.D.; vice chair, Mahadeo Sukhai, Ph.D.; treasurer, Kenneth Gibbs, Jr., Ph.D.; and oversight officer, Kate Sle...
  • Postdoc Travel Awards to the 12th Annual Meeting Available

    December 6, 2013 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer travel awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend our 12th Annual Meeting, which will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4 - 6, 2014. The awards will be used to cove...
  • Call for Applications for 12th Annual Meeting Travel Awards

    2014 NPA Annual Meeting  Goal | Eligibility | How to Submit | Restrictions | Questions The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer travel awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend our 12th Annual Meeting, which will be held...
  • Fall 2013 POSTDOCket now Available Online

    December 6, 2013 The Fall 2013 issue of the POSTDOCket is now available online! Among the articles are: "Chalk Talk Roulette Puts a New 'Spin' on NPAW"; "Lending a Helping Hand: Emory University School of Medicine Office of Postdoctoral Education";...
  • The NPA Invites Postdocs to Nominate Mentors for the 2014 Mentor Award

    December 6, 2013 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), in partnership with Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc., would like to announce the call for nominations for the 2014 NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award. The award recogn...
  • Susan M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Will Deliver Keynote Address at the NPA's 12th Annual Meeting

    November 20, 2013 Susan M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address at the NPA 12th Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place April 4 - 6, 2014, at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine. Fitzpatrick i...
  • Call for Nominations for the 2014 Mentor Award

    2014 NPA Annual Meeting Home Page   Call for the 2014 Mentor Award Deadline for submission: January 6, 2014. Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. and the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) are pleased to announce the c...
  • Call for 2014 Annual Meeting Poster Abstracts is Open

    2014 NPA Annual Meeting Home page       2014 Annual Meeting Call for Poster Abstracts Deadline for submission: December 1, 2013   Submit an Abstract ι Examples of Poster Content ι Judging Criteria ι Past pos...
  • NPA Announces the Results of the 2013 Board of Directors Election

    October 16, 2013 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has elected four individuals to the Board of Directors (BoD) for the three-year term of service beginning on January 1, 2014: Kristene Henne, Ph.D.; Darwin Operario, Ph.D., MPH; Marina R...
  • Apply for the Position of Resource Development Committee Vice Chair by Nov. 1

    October 7, 2013 Leader Wanted to Fill the Position of Resource Development Vice Chair Application deadline: November 1, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. ET Resource Development Committee | Description | Eligibility | Application Instructions | Questions The N...
  • Call for Nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Service Award

    September 16, 2013 The Call for Nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Service Award opens on September 16, 2013. The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is presented yearly as part of the NPA Annual Meeting. The aw...
  • NPA Announces Candidates for 2013 Board of Directors Election

    August 30, 2013 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is holding elections this fall to bring four committed and energetic individuals into the NPA Board of Directors for three-year terms. Voting will begin on September 26, 2013, and close at 11:5...
  • NPA Announces New Outreach Committee Vice Chairs

    August 27, 2013 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has recently appointed two new committee leaders: Madja Haznadar, Ph.D., and Barbara Natalizio, Ph.D., as vice chairs of the Outreach Committee. Haznadar and Natalizio were ap...
  • Call for Workshop Proposals for 2014 Annual Meeting Now Open!

    2014 NPA Annual Meeting: Call for Workshop ProposalsApril 4 - 6, 2014Washington University in St. LouisSt. Louis, Missouri Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EDT Goals | Designing Your Workshop | Proposal RequirementsProposal...
  • Belinda Huang, Ph.D., Appointed as Executive Director of the National Postdoctoral Association

    August 15, 2013 The Board of Directors of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Belinda J. Huang, Ph.D., as Executive Director, effective August 12, 2013. Huang joins the NPA after completing her Ph.D. in ...
  • Postdoctoral Scholars to be Honored During ‎National Postdoc Appreciation Week

    July 22, 2013 The fourth annual celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) will be held September 16 - 20, 2013. During this week-long celebration, institutions are encouraged to plan activities that increase awareness of postdocs and reco...
  • Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors Extended Through August 5

    July 31, 2013 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is holding elections in fall 2013 to bring four committed and energetic individuals into the NPA Board of Directors for three-year terms. We are seeking candidates representing a broad spectrum of...
  • Significant Changes in NIH K99/R00 Program Eligibility

    June 5, 2013 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced changes in the eligibility for the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). Download this flier for more information....
  • Fraudulent Phone Calls Targeting Foreign Nationals

    May 15, 2013 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) was recently informed of fraudulent phone calls targeting foreign nationals. From the Office of International Affairs, University of Tennessee Health Science Center: "We are writing to make you aw...
  • New Issue of the POSTDOCket Now Available!

    May 28, 2013 The Spring 2013 issue of the POSTDOCket is now available. This issue of the National Postdoctoral Association's (NPA) quarterly newsletter features articles on diversity at the 2013 Annual Meeting; making your PDA's or PDO's website its mos...
  • 2015 NPA Annual Meetings: Request for Proposals

    May 6, 2013 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is soliciting proposals from member institutions and organizations with meeting facilities to accommodate the 13th Annual Meeting of the NPA, to be held in March or April in 2015. Hosting an NPA Ann...
  • Apply for the Position of Outreach Committee Vice Chair by May 25

    May 6, 2013 Leader Wanted to Fill Position of Outreach Vice Chair Application Deadline: May 25, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. ET Outreach Committee | Description | Eligibility | Application Instructions | Questions The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) i...
  • President's 2014 Budget Increases NRSA Stipends to $42,000

    April 11, 2013 The President's 2014 Budget of the United States Government requests funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) at higher levels than in 2012.  The budget would fund the NIH at $31.3 ...
  • NIH Requests Input Regarding Implementation of the Biomedical Working Group Recommendations

    March 27, 2013 The Advisory Committee to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Working Group on the Biomedical Research Workforce has issued a request for information. The notice states: "To ensure a thorough and comprehensive consideration of...
  • Dr. Paula Stephan: "We have an unsustainable system."

    March 20, 2013 Paula Stephan, Ph.D., author of the book How Economics Shapes Science (Harvard University Press, 2012), was the keynote speaker at the NPA 2013 Annual Meeting that took place March 15-17 at Charleston, S.C. on the campus of the Medica...
  • GPA 2013 Mentor Award Recipient Announced

    March 15, 2013 The recipient of the NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. 2013 Mentor Award is Rafael Muñoz-Carpena, Ph.D. Dr. Muñoz-Carpena is a Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida (UF), and has held ...
  • 2013 Distinguished Service Award Presented to Burroughs Wellcome Fund

    March 15, 2013 The recipient of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) 2013 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), an independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting r...
  • 2013 Annual Meeting Poster Session Winners Announced

    March 20, 2013 The NPA selected three poster-session winners at its 11th Annual Meeting held March 15 - 17, 2013, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. The winners, selected from a field of 30 presenters, were: ...
  • New Committee Leaders, Diversity Officer Introduced

    March 26, 2013 Since November, the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has appointed four new committee leaders: Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, Ph.D., as a diversity officer; Rachel Bergerson, Ph.D., as chair of the Meetings Committee; ...
  • New Issue of the POSTDOCket Now Available!

    March 4, 2013 The Winter 2013 issue of the POSTDOCket is now available! This issue of the NPA's quarterly newsletter features an article on the upcoming 11th Annual Meeting; the NPA's new joint membership with the Genetic Society of America (GSA); quart...
  • NPA Members Invited to Review 2012 Bylaws Changes

    January 29, 2013 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors ratified two amendments to the NPA's Bylaws in December 2012. One amendment extends the terms of the Board members from two years to three years. The other amendment modifies...
  • NPA Announces New POSTDOCket Editor

    January 8, 2013 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Leah Fischer, Ph.D., as editor-in-chief of the POSTDOCket, the NPA's quarterly newsletter. Serving as a POSTDOCket associate editor since 2010, ...
  • Join the NPA Editorial Team--Application Deadline is Feb. 1

    January 8, 2013 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) seeks a new associate editor to join the current editorial team of the POSTDOCket. Associate editors are assigned a subset of articles by the editor-in-chief and correspond with authors to copy...
  • 2013 Board Officers Announced

    January 8, 2013 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has appointed officers for 2013. They are: Chair, Lorraine Tracey, Ph.D.; Vice Chair, Mahadeo Sukhai, Ph.D.; Treasurer, Keith Micoli, Ph.D.; and Oversight Officer, Kate Sleeth...
  • NIH Implementation Plans Announced

    December 12, 2012 On Thursday, Dec. 6, the National Institutes of Health Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD)  announced implementation plans for certain recommendations made by the ACD Biomedical Workforce Working Group in June 2012. An NIH n...
  • Apply for the Position of Meetings Committee Vice Chair

      December 11, 2012 Leaders Wanted to Fill Position of Meetings Vice Chair Application deadline: Jan. 11, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET Meetings Committee | Eligibility | Application Instructions | Questions The National Postdoctoral Associatio...
  • NPA Awarded Elsevier Foundation New Scholars Grant

      December 11, 2012 The Elsevier Foundation has awarded a 2012 New Scholars Grant to the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). The New Scholars Program supports projects to help early- to mid-career women scientists balance family responsibi...
  • Announcement of Executive Director Resignation

    var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; NPA Seeking New Executive Director December 10, 2012 Dear NPA Members and Colleagues, It is with mixed feelings that the NPA Board of Directors announces that Cathee Johnso...
  • 2013 Board of Directors

    Lorraine Tracey, Ph.D. - Chair Teva PharmaceuticalsTerm: 2010 - 2013 Mahadeo Sukhai, Ph.D. -Vice ChairUniversity Health NetworkTerm: 2011 - 2013 Keith Micoli, Ph.D. -TreasurerNew York UniversityTerm: 2013 - 2014 Kate Sleeth...
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: The NPA Invites Postdocs to Nominate Mentors for the 2013 Mentor Award

      December 18, 2012 The NPA, in partnership with Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc., would like to announce the call for nominations for the 2013 Mentor Award . The award recognizes a faculty member who has engaged in exceptional mentoring...
  • Call for Nominations for the 2013 Mentor Award

    2013 NPA Annual Meeting   Call for the 2013 Mentor Award Deadline for submission: EXTENDED TO January 18, 2013.   Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. and the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) are pleased to ann...
  • Apply for an NPA Committee Leadership Position

    November 7, 2012 Leaders Wanted to Fill Committee Positions The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is currently seeking motivated and committed leaders for the following positions: Meetings Committee Chair Meetings Committee Vice Chair ...
  • Fall 2012 POSTDOCket Issue Now Available!

    var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; November 15, 2012 The latest issue of the POSTDOCket is now available! In this issue of the NPA's quarterly newsletter you will find articles on National Postdoc Appreciatio...
  • Postdoc Travel Awards to Annual Meeting Available

      November 7, 2012 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer travel awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend our 11th Annual Meeting, which will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, on March 15-17, 2013. The awards wil...
  • NPA Announces the Results of the Board of Directors Election

    var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; October 31, 2012 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has elected five individuals to the Board of Directors (BoD) for the two-year term of service beginning on January ...
  • NPA Announces New International Officer

    October 11, 2012   The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has recently appointed Ian Brooks, Ph.D., as an International Officer. In this capacity, he will work with Navneet Jawanda, Ph.D., who also serves as an Intern...
  • Call for Nominations for 2013 Distinguished Service Award

    September 24, 2012 The Call for Nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Service Award opened on September 24, 2012. The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is presented yearly as part of the NPA Annual Meeting...
  • Meet the 2012 NPA Board Election Candidates

    August 31, 2012 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is holding elections this fall to bring five committed and energetic individuals into the NPA Board of Directors for two-year terms. Voting will begin on September 26, 2012, and close at 11:59 ...
  • Summer 2012 POSTDOCket Issue Now Available!

    August 20, 2012 The latest issue of the POSTDOCket is now available! In this issue of the NPA's quarterly newsletter you will find articles on National Postdoc Appreciation Week; the most recent NIH Biomedical Research Workforce report; the 50th an...
  • NPA in the News

    July 9, 2012 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has been featured in the following news articles recently. The Washington Post recently published the article "U.S. Pushes for More Scientists, but the Jobs Aren’t There," chronicling...
  • NPA Announces New Outreach Committee Vice Chair

    July 3, 2012 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has recently appointeda new committee leader: Daniel Zwilling, Ph.D., as vice chair of the Outreach Committee. Zwilling was appointed and began duties in May. He received his ...
  • NIH Workforce Diversity Report Released

    June 15, 2012 On June 14, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Advisory Committee to the Director Diversity in Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group presented its report.  The recommendations focused on data collection and evaluation, mentori...
  • NIH Biomedical Research Workforce Report Released

    June 15, 2012 On June 14, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Advisory Committee to the Director Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group presented its report.  Recommendations that directly impact postdoctoral scholars included: -To en...
  • Dr. Paula Stephan Will Deliver Keynote Address at the NPA's 11th Annual Meeting

    February 20, 2013 The 2013 Annual Meeting is fast approaching! View and download the agenda here: 2013 Annual Meeting agenda. Paula Stephan, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address at the NPA 11th Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place March...
  • 2012 National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) Events

    AppreciationWeek Toolkit | Appreciation Week Flyers   National Postdoc Appreciation Week September 17 - 21, 2012 Since 2009, the NPA has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctora...
  • Call for Workshop Proposals for 2013 Annual Meeting EXTENDED through Aug. 24

    2013 NPA Annual Meeting: Call for Workshop Proposals March 15-17, 2013Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Submission Deadline: Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EDT EXTENDED to Friday, August 24, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EDT Goals| New fo...
  • Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors Will Close July 15

    June 1, 2012 The National Postdoctoral Association is holding elections in fall 2012 to bring five committed and energetic individuals into the NPA Board of Directors for two-year terms. We are seeking candidates representing a broad spectrum of resea...
  • NPA Partners with SciPhD to Create New Member Benefits

    May 30, 2012 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to announce new membership benefits that will provide answers to the following questions. What skills are needed to successfully transition from academia to industry? Do you know if ...
  • Spring 2012 POSTDOCket Issue Now Available!

    May 15, 2012   The Spring 2012 issue of the POSTDOCket is now available! In this issue of the NPA's quarterly newsletter you will find articles on the NPA's 10th Annual Meeting; information about postdocs and paternity leave, drawn from the new ...
  • 2012 Annual Meeting Featured in UC Postdoc Newsletter

    April 12, 2012 The latest issue of the UC Postdoc Newsletter featured two articles on the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), about the 2012 Annual Meeting and the 10th anniversary of the organization's founding. As the official sponsor of the fir...
  • NPA Founders and Member Institutions in the News

    April 3, 2012 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), including its founders and member institutions, has been in the news lately. Science Careers' staff writer Michael Price wrote about the NPA founders in the article "NPA Founders Find Success...
  • 2012 Annual Meeting Poster Session Winners Announced

    March 27, 2012 The NPA selected four poster session winners at its 10th Annual Meeting held March 16 - 18, 2012, at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, California. The winners, selected from a field of thirty-one presenters, were: ...
  • Apply for the Position of Outreach Committee Vice Chair by April 5

    March 20, 2012 Leader Wanted to Fill Position of Outreach Vice Chair Application Deadline: April 5, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. ET Outreach Committee| Description |Eligibility | Application Instructions |Questions The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) ...
  • 10th Anniversary Mentor Award Recipient Named

    March 14, 2012 The recipient of the NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. 10th Anniversary Mentor Award is Tayyaba Hasan, Ph.D. The award will be presented to Dr. Hasan at the NPA 10th Annual Meeting on Friday, March 16, 2012, during the opening recepti...
  • Announcing the 2012 Kauffman Foundation Outstanding and Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneurs

    March 14, 2012 2012 Kauffman Foundation Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards Recognize Entrepreneurship Excellence in Researchers The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will recognize two entrepreneurs on Fr...
  • 2012 Distinguished Service Award Recipient Announced

    February 29, 2012 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) will confer the 2012 Distinguished Service Award upon Philip S. Clifford, Ph.D., at the NPA's 10th Annual Meeting, to be held March 16-18 in San Francisco, Calif. Dr. Cliffo...
  • Winter 2012 POSTDOCket Issue Now Available!

    February 28, 2012 The Winter 2012 issue of the POSTDOCket is now available: Winter 2012 (Volume 10, Issue 1). In this issue of the NPA's quarterly newsletter you will find articles on the NPA's 10th Annual Meeting; profiles of the POSTDOCket's new ...
  • President's 2013 Budget Continues Increase in NIH Training Stipends and Increase in NSF Support

    February 14, 2012 The Budget for the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2013 was released on Feb. 13, 2012. The President's Budget would fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at $30.86 billion, maintaining the 2012 funding level, and would f...
  • NPA Core Competencies Noted in Report to the President

    February 9, 2012 The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has recommended the use of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Core Competencies in their recently released report to the President titled "Engage to Excel: Producing ...
  • NIH Requests Input Regarding Diversity in the Biomedical Workforce

    January 30, 2012 The Advisory Committee to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Working Group on Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce has issued a request for information. The notice states: "The Working Group would like to gather i...
  • NIH Releases the Summary of Responses Regarding the Future of the Biomedical Workforce

    January 27, 2012 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a summary of comments regarding the "NIH Request for Information: Future Biomedical Research Workforce." The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) submitted a response to the NIH Re...
  • 2012 NIH-NRSA Training Stipends Increase; New Investigator Awards Supported

    January 23, 2012 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced its Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 policy for grant awards (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-036.html).  Regarding the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service A...
  • Message Regarding '"Affiliate Membership Approval" E-mail

    January 18, 2012   If you recently received an e-mail from "Kenetia Thompson" with the subject "Natl Postdoc Assn Affiliate Membership Approval - Please Continue," please ignore that e-mail.  It was not sent by the NPA but came from a vendor that...
  • NPA Announces 2012 Board Officers

    January 4, 2012 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has appointed officers for 2012. They are: Chair, Lorraine Tracey, Ph.D.; Vice Chair, Mahadeo Sukhai, Ph.D.; Treasurer, Garth Fowler, Ph.D.; and Oversight Officer, David Tay...
  • Call for Poster Abstracts is Open

      2012 Annual Meeting Call for Poster Abstract Deadline for submission: January 9, 2012   Examples of Poster Content | Judging Criteria | Submit an Abstract   The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) in...
  • Join the NPA Editorial Team

    November 30, 2011 The NPA seeks a new associate editor to join the current editorial team of the POSTDOCket. Associate editors are assigned a subset of articles by the Editor-in-Chief and correspond with authors to edit and finalize articles. The work re...
  • 10th Anniversary Mentor Award Call for Nominations Extended through Dec. 31, 2011

    December 16, 2011 Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. and the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 10th Anniversary Mentor Award. The award recognizes a faculty member who has engaged in exce...
  • Call for Travel Award Applications is Open

    November 18, 2011 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer travel awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend our 10th Annual Meeting, which will be held in San Francisco, California, March 16-18, 2012.  The awards will cover r...
  • New Issue of the POSTDOCket Now Available!

    November 18, 2011 The Fall 2011 issue of the POSTDOCket is now available! This issue of the NPA's quarterly newsletter features an article on National Postdoc Appreciation Week; profiles of new leadership within the NPA member committees and the Board o...
  • NPA Committee Leaders Needed

    December 12, 2011 Help Lead the NPA We are currently seeking motivated leaders for the following positions: Meetings Committee Chair Resource Development Vice Chair Eligibility is limited to members of the NPA, including Sustaining Member represe...
  • Call for Applications for Annual Meeting Travel Awards

    Sponsors are needed! To sponsor travel awards for the 2012 NPA Annual Meeting, please contact us. Goal | Eligibility | How to Submit | Restrictions | Questions | Annual Meeting Home Page   The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased t...
  • Call for International Officers

    November 7, 2011 Leaders Wanted to Fill Two International Officer Positions! Application Deadlines: November 21, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT International Officers | Eligibility | Application Instructions We are currently seeking two strong, dedicated l...
  • Call for Nominations for the 10th Anniversary Mentor Award

    October 31, 2011 Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. and the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 10th Anniversary Mentor Award. The award recognizes a faculty member who has engaged in excep...
  • Deadline for Kauffman Foundation Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards Application TODAY AT 11:59 p.m.

    The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Postdoctoral Association have announced the call for applications for the 2012 Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur and Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur awards, which recognize...
  • Pardon Our Progress!

    October 28, 2011**UPDATE We've run into a few glitches, so our new completion date is Monday, Oct. 31. October 20, 2011 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is migrating to a new membership database, beginning Friday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. EDT. We a...
  • Dr. Alan Leshner, CEO of AAAS, Will Be the Keynote Speaker at the 2012 Annual Meeting

    October 13, 2011 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to announce that Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Executive Publisher of Science, will be the Keynote S...
  • NSF Announces New Career-Life Balance Initiative

    September 27, 2011 The White House Council on Women and Girls, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the National Science Foundation held a national convocation at the White House on Monday to announce the NSF "Career-Life Balance ...
  • Call for Nominations for 2012 Distinguished Service Award Closes Oct. 17

    This call is now closed. September 7, 2011 The Call for Nominations for the 2012 Distinguished Service Award opened on September 7, 2011, and closed on October 17, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Distinguished Serv...
  • Meet the NPA Board Election Candidates: Election Underway

    September 26, 2011**Update Ballots have been sent out via e-mail to all voting members. If you did not receive your ballot, please contact us. Thank you! August 30, 2011 The NPA is holding elections this fall to bring six committed and energetic indiv...
  • NIH Diversity Working Group Formed

    August 18, 2011 The newly formed National Institutes of Health (NIH) Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Diversity in Biomedical Research Working Group is co-chaired by Reed Tuckson, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs, Unite...
  • Your Input Wanted for the NIH Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group

    August 18, 2011 The recently formed National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biomedical Research Working Group, a working group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, is seeking to, according to the NIH website, "Develop a model for a sustainable and ...
  • National Academies Committee Revisits the Postdoc Experience

    August 18, 2011 The National Academies has established the Committee to Review the State of the Postdoctoral Experience in Scientists and Engineers, and the committee membership information has been published for public comment. Follow this link to read ...
  • NPA Introduces New Committee Vice Chairs, Diversity Officers

    August 22, 2011 Since January, the National Postdoctoral Association Board of Directors has appointed five new committee leaders: Cory Blaiss, Ph.D., as vice chair of the Advocacy Committee; Jennifer Hobbs, Ph.D., as vice chair of the Meetings Committee;...
  • NSF Report Shows that the Number of Women and Engineering Postdocs Is Increasing

    July 28, 2011 The National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) has released the report Two Decades of Increasing Diversity More than Doubled the Number of Minority Graduate Students in...
  • NPA Presented to the NIH Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group

    June 29, 2011 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biomedical Research Working Group invited the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) to meet with them on Tuesday, June 21. Zoe Fonseca-Kelly, Ph.D., chair of the NPA Board of Directors, and Cathee J...
  • Design a T-Shirt for the 2011 National Postdoc Appreciation Week

    The NPA announces the "Design a 2011 National Postdoc Appreciation Week T-shirt."Contest Rules The image must be original artwork and be provided in jpeg, eps, or tiff format. Image must be larger than 600 x 600 but no bigger than 2000 x 2000 and min...
  • Call for Workshop Proposals for 2012 Annual Meeting is Open

    2012 NPA Annual Meeting: Call for Workshop Proposals March 16-18, 2012 - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco, CA Submission Deadline: Friday, August 26, 2011, 11:59 p.m. EDT   Goals | Topic Ideas | Designing Your Workshop | Submitting Your Pro...
  • NPA Opens Call for Board Nominations

    June 1, 2011 The NPA is holding elections this fall to bring six committed and energetic individuals into the NPA Board of Directors for two-year terms. We are seeking candidates representing a broad spectrum of research disciplines, institutional set...
  • Summer 2011 POSTDOCket Issue Now Available!

    August 24, 2011 The Summer 2011 issue of the POSTDOCket is now available: Summer 2011 (Volume 9, Issue 3). In this issue of the NPA's quarterly newsletter you will find articles on the importance of citation, teaching postdoctoral fellowships, and ...
  • Spring 2011 POSTDOCket Issue Now Available!

    June 1, 2011 The latest issue of the POSTDOCket is now available: Spring 2011 (Volume 9, Issue 2). This issue features two articles about establishing and organizing postdoctoral associations, highlights of this year's Annual Meeting including the ...
  • NPA Members Making an Impact

    May 12, 2011 NPA members and former NPA Board of Directors leaders Crystal Icenhour, Jonathan Gitlin, and Jennifer Pohlhaus are making news with their recent accomplishments. Dr. Icenhour is a former chair of the NPA Board and served on the Board from 2...
  • Call for Committee Leaders Closes on June 3

    May 17, 2011 Leaders Wanted to Fill Committee & Officer Positions! Meetings Committee Vice Chair Diversity Officers (2) Application Deadlines: June 3, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT Meetings Committee | Diversity Officers | Eligibility | ...
  • NPA Employment Opportunity Announced

    May 4, 2011 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is seeking a person to fill the position of Office and Marketing Manager. The NPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employs without regard to race, ethnicity, sex, disability, country of origin...
  • 2011 NRSA Stipends Increase by 2 Percent

    April 27, 2011 The National Institutes of Health has increased the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends by 2 percent for 2011. The Tuition and Fees, Training Related Expenses for trainees, and the Institutional Allowance fo...
  • 2011 Annual Meeting Poster Session Winners Announced

    April 12, 2011 The NPA selected four poster session winners at its 9th Annual Meeting held March 25-27, 2011, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The winners, selected from a field of thirty-six presenters, were: Brown University...
  • 2011 DSA Recipients Announced

    March 26, 2011 2011 Distinguished Service Awards Announced at the NPA 9th Annual Meeting Jim Austin, center, who received the DSA on behalf of Science Careers, was joined by his fellow current and former Science Careers colleagues Sea...
  • 2011 Entrepreneur Award Recipients Recognized

    March 25, 2011 2011 Kauffman Foundation Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards Recognize Entrepreneurship Excellence in Postdoctoral Researchers The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recognized two postdoctor...
  • NPA Members Invited to Review Bylaw Changes

    March 8, 2011   The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has ratified revisions to the NPA's Bylaws.  According to the NPA's Oversight Officer and Board Member Dave Taylor, Ph.D., the revisions involve the instatement of...
  • President's FY2012 Budget Requests Increase in NIH Training Stipends

    February 15, 2011 The Budget for the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2012 was released on Feb. 14, 2011. The President's Budget includes "an across-the-board increase of four percent for stipends under the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Se...
  • Vice Chair of Advocacy Committee Needed - Application Deadline is March 18

    Help Lead the NPA: Vice Chair of Advocacy Committee Position Available Application Deadline: March 18, 2011 Advocacy Committee | Eligibility | Application Instructions   The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is currently seeking a str...
  • NPA Announces New Committee Chairs

    January 5, 2011 The National Postdoctoral Association Board of Directors appointed new chairs for the Meetings and Outreach Committees. Joseph P. Bernstein, Ph.D., will lead the Outreach Committee, and Schaun Korff, Ph.D. will lead the Meetings Committe...
  • NPA Announces 2011 Board Officers

    January 3, 2011 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has appointed officers for 2011. They are: Chair, Zoe Fonseca-Kelly, Ph.D.; Vice Chair, Garth Fowler, Ph.D.; Treasurer, Stacy Gelhaus, Ph.D.; and Oversight Officer, David Ta...
  • Call for Discussion Topics at the NPA Annual Meeting Innovation in Action Sessions

    December 7, 2010 Call for Discussion Topics To expand its highly successful Annual Meeting Innovation in Action sessions, the NPA is seeking innovative topics for discussion. We ask NPA members and friends to submit novel or innovati...
  • Winter 2011 POSTDOCket Issue Now Available!

    March 8, 2011 The latest issue of the POSTDOCket is now available! This issue features highlights of the upcoming Annual Meeting being held March 25-27 at the NIH in Bethesda, MD as well as profiles of new committee leaders, Joseph Bernstein (Outreach) ...
  • Fall 2010 POSTDOCket Issue Now Available!

    November 17, 2010 The latest issue of the POSTDOCket is now available: Fall 2010 (Volume 8, Issue 4).  This issue has some “must-read” articles, including a profile on the Leadership Alliance featuring an interview with Jim Gates, Ph.D., an...
  • New Board Member Appointed

    November 11, 2010 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mahadeo Sukhai, Ph.D., for a one-year term of service in 2011. Andrew Hebbeler, Ph.D., will resign as a Board member effective Dece...
  • NPA committee leaders needed - Application deadline is Nov. 19

      Help Lead the NPA: Committee Leadership Positions Available   Application Deadline: November 19, 2010    Meetings Committee | Outreach Committee | Eligibility | Application Instructions   The National Postdoctoral Associa...
  • Vice Chair of Outreach Committee Needed - Application Deadline is Feb. 11

      Help Lead the NPA: Committee Leadership Position Available   Application Deadline: February 11, 2011   Outreach Committee | Eligibility | Application Instructions   The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is currently seek...
  • The Call for Poster Abstracts is Open

      2011 Annual Meeting Call for Poster Abstract Deadline for submission: Dec. 15, 2010 This call is now CLOSED. Examples of Poster Content  | Submit an Abstract The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) invites you...
  • New Board Members announced

    October 11, 2010 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has elected five directors for the two-year term of service beginning on January 1, 2011: Lori Conlan, Ph.D.; L. David Finger Ph.D.; Zoë Fonseca-Kelly, Ph.D.; Jay Morris, Ph.D.; and David Tayl...
  • NPA Announces New Board Members

    October 13, 2011 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has elected six directors for the two-year term of service beginning on January 1, 2012: Garth Fowler, Ph.D.; Laurence Frabotta, Ph.D.; Schaun Korff, Ph.D.; Kate Sleeth, Ph.D.; Mahadeo Sukhai, ...
  • Call for Workshop Proposals for 2011 Annual Meeting

    2011 NPA Annual Meeting: Call for Workshop Proposals March 25-27, 2011 - National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus, Bethesda, MD Submission Deadline: Friday, October 22, 2010, 11:59 p.m. EDT   Goals | Topic Ideas | Designing Your Workshop | Subm...
  • Call for Nominations for 2011 Distinguished Service Award

    September 24, 2010 Call for Nominations: 2011 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) The Call for Nominations for the 2011 Distinguished Service Award opened on September 24, 2010. The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Distinguished Service Award (DS...
  • Congress passed resolution recognizing National Postdoc Appreciation Week

    Sept. 23, 2010 On Thursday, Sept. 23, at 4:30 PM EDT the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Res. 1545*, which officially recognizes National Postdoc Appreciation Week.  This success was made possible by the grassroots efforts of NPA volunteers! ...
  • The NPA unveils Its 2010 Advisory Council

     Nov. 3, 2010 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has announced the members of the 2010 NPA Advisory Council. The council features distinguished professionals with ties to the postdoctoral experience. The Advisory Council members are Sam Casta...
  • Summer 2010 POSTDOCket Issue Now Available!

    August 23, 2010 The Summer 2010 issue of the POSTDOCket, the official newsletter of the National Postdoctoral Association, is available online now.  Download it here: Summer 2010 (Volume 8, Issue 3).This issue includes articles featuring the NP...
  • Meet the NPA's Board Candidates

    The NPA is holding elections this fall to bring five committed and energetic individuals into the NPA Board of Directors for two-year terms. Voting will begin on September 22, 2010, and close at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 6, 2010. Members eligible to vot...
  • NPA Announces Candidates for the Board of Directors Election

    August 23, 2010  The NPA is holding elections this fall to bring five committed and energetic individuals into the NPA Board of Directors for two-year terms. The fourteen nominees who qualified to run for election are:  Ed Beck, Ph.D., Joseph Bernst...
  • UC Postdoctoral Scholars Voted to Ratify Their First Union Contract

    UPDATE Aug.12, 2010 The University of California and the United Auto Workers (UAW) today (August 12, 2010) jointly announced that UC postdoctoral scholars voted to ratify their first union contract. The Union announced that postdocs approved the contract...
  • National Postdoc Appreciation Day Resolution in House Committee

    July 27, 2010 The National Postdoctoral Association's resolution to designate the third week of every September as National Postdoc Appreciation Week has been sponsored by U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (Florida's 6th District) and was introduced on the floor ...
  • Call for 2011 Kauffman Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards Nominations CLOSES Oct. 11

    Kauffman Foundation and National Postdoctoral Association Awards Build Entrepreneurial Awareness for Scholars KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 27, 2010) — The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Postdoctoral Association have announced the call for...
  • New NPA Listserv for Sustaining and Individual Members

    July 19, 2010 The National Postdoctoral Association is now offering the listserv npa {at} nationalpostdoc.org for all sustaining and full individuals members to use. The hope is that the listserv will facilitate conversation and answer members' questions ...
  • The NPA Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors is Open - Deadline is 8/13!

    June 28, 2010The NPA is seeking five committed and energetic individuals to serve on its Board of Directors for two-year terms. Service on the Board is an excellent opportunity to refine your skills and share your vision with a dynamic group. Service on t...
  • NPA to hold Tennessee Regional Meeting in Conjunction with Vanderbilt Symposium July 27-28

    June 23, 2010    On July 27 & 28, 2010, the National Postdoctoral Association will host a southeast regional meeting in conjunction with the "Career Opportunities in the Biomedical and Biological Sciences" Symposium at Vanderbilt Universit...
  • 2010 Board of Directors Call for Nominations

    The NPA is holding elections this fall to bring six committed and energetic individuals into the NPA Board of Directors for two-year terms. We are seeking candidates representing a broad spectrum of research disciplines, institutional settings, geograph...
  • Spring POSTDOCket Available Online Now

    May 28, 2010 The Spring 2010 issue of the POSTDOCket, the official newsletter of the National Postdoctoral Association, is available online now.  Download it here: Spring 2010 (Volume 8, Issue 2). This issue includes articles featuring different pe...
  • Postdoc News

    Disclaimer: The NPA provides the articles below for informational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in these articles may not necessarily be in line with the mission of the NPA.       Obama's Science Report Card ...
  • New Handbook Provides Legal Outlook on Diversity and the Postdoc

    April 30, 2010 This week, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) released a "first-of-its-kind handbook" that  "offers in-depth, cross-referenced legal resources to help promot...
  • Legal Seminar for International Postdocs to take place May 6

    April 22, 2010 A  Legal Seminar for International Postdocs is slated for Thursday, May 6, 2010, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, Md. This event will cover recent developments in U.S. ...
  • Send a Message to Congress to Raise Training Stipends

    Message to Send | Senate Subcommittee | House Subcommittee April 11, 2010 Dear NPA Members and Supporters,The U.S. Congress is currently working on the appropriations bill that will provide the 2011 funding for the National Institutes of Health (N...
  • Position available at the NPA

    The National Postdoctoral Association is seeking a part-time administrative assistant to work in its offices located in Washington, D.C.  This person will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and other staff and must present a profess...
  • New Issue of the POSTDOCket Now Available

    March 16, 2010 The newest edition of the POSTDOCket is now available online and features these articles, among others: Michigan Regional Meeting: Creating Career Roadmaps for Postdocs The h-index Impact on Academic Career Advancement For Postdoctora...
  • Posters Recognized at the Annual Meeting

    March 18, 2010 The National Postdoctoral Association announced the winners of the Poster Competition at its 8th Annual Meeting during the Saturday evening dinner on March 13.  Twenty-three posters were submitted. The winners, in alphabetical order ...
  • Dr. Collins: "You are a larger force than you realize"

    March 14, 2010  NIH Director Francis Collins Gives Keynote Address Dr. Stacy L. Gelhaus, Chair, NPA Board of Directors, with NIH Director Francis Collins "You are a larger force than you realize in terms of influencing the decisi...
  • Postdoctoral Entrepreneurs Recognized for Excellence

    March 12, 2010 Inaugural Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards Presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the National Postdoctoral Association For the first time, the entrepreneurial performance of postdoctoral researchers...
  • Read about the NPA's 8th Annual Meeting (please note that registration has closed)

    February 15, 2010 NPA 2010 Annual Meeting website | NPA Discussion Sessions for PDOs and PDAs The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) will welcome NIH Director Francis Collins, Ph.D., M.D., as the Keynote Speaker for its 8th Annual Meeting, to be he...
  • UMass Postdocs Vote to Unionize; Some UC Postdocs Oppose Unionization

    February 5, 2010   University of Massaschusetts Postdoctoral Scholars Seek Unionization Postdoctoral fellows at the University of Massachusetts are seeking unionization, according to a press release issued by the UMass PRO/UAW, a union effort orga...
  • The NPA Board of Directors Appoints New Member

    February 5, 2010 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of David Taylor, Ph.D. as the newest member of the Board for 2010.  Audrey Ellerbee, Ph.D. resigned as a Board member effective D...
  • Leaders Needed - Application Deadline is March 19

    February 3, 2010 Help Lead the NPA Application Deadline: March 19, 2010 Position Description | About the Meetings Committee | Eligibility | Application Instructions | Questions   We are currently seeking a strong, dedicated leader to serve as the ...
  • President's 2011 Budget Increases NRSA Funding

    February 2, 2010 President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2011 budget yesterday, and it includes a 6% increase in the amount allocated to training stipends. The National Postdoctoral Association applauds President Obama for recognizing the important  ...
  • Dr. Collins Emphasizes Need for Increased Support of New Scientists

    January 25, 2010 The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article on January 17, 2010, regarding an interview with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH.  In that article, written by Paul Basken, Dr. Collins emphasized the need for universi...
  • 2010 DSA Recipient Announced

    January 18, 2010 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) will confer the 2010 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) upon Trevor M. Penning, Ph.D., at the NPA's 8th Annual Meeting, to be held March 12-14 in Philadelphia, Pa. He is recognized in the post...
  • NPA Announces New Board Officers

    January 7, 2010 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has appointed officers for 2010. They are: Chair, Stacy L. Gelhaus, Ph.D.; Vice Chair, Lorraine Tracy, Ph.D.; Treasurer, Daniel Gorelick, Ph.D.; and Electoral Officer, Ian B...
  • NPA Members Invited to Review Bylaw Revisions

    January 6, 2010   The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has ratified several revisions to the NPA's Bylaws.  According to the NPA's Electoral Officer and Board Member Ian Brooks, Ph.D., the major changes were: (1) the adopti...
  • 2010 Board of Directors

    Stacy L. Gelhaus, Ph.D. - ChairUniversity of PennsylvaniaTerm: 2008-2011 Lorraine Tracey, Ph.D. - Vice ChairSt. Jude Children's Research HospitalTerm: 2010-2011 Dan Gorelick, Ph.D. - TreasurerCarnegie Institution for ScienceTerm: 2009-2010 Ian B...
  • FY2010 Training Stipends Update

    December 10, 2009 UPDATE: The Senate approved the Conference report on Sunday, Dec. 13. On the evening of Dec. 8, a House-Senate subcommittee reached agreement on an omnibus appropriations bill, H.R. 3288, combining six of the unfinished FY 2010 measur...
  • Call for Local Travel Awards 2010

    Call for Applications for Travel Awards for "Local" Postdocs   Sponsored by:Leavy, Frank, & Delaney, LLCNew England Bioscience More sponsors needed!! To sponsor local travel awards, please contact us. Deadline for Submission: January 4, 2010 ...
  • Call for Applications for Travel Awards 2010

    Call for Applications for Travel Awards   Additional sponsors are needed! To sponsor travel awards for the 2011 NPA Annual Meeting, please contact us. Deadline for Submission: January 10, 2011. Goal | Eligibility | How to Submit | Restrictions | ...
  • Call for Applications for Travel Awards to the NPA Annual Meeting

    THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Sponsors are needed! To sponsor travel awards for the 2011 NPA Annual Meeting, please contact us. Goal | Eligibility | How to Submit | Restrictions | Questions | Annual Meeting Home Page     The National Pos...
  • Fall POSTDOCket now available online; New editors announced

    December 1, 2009 The Fall 2009 issue of the POSTDOCket is now available online: Fall 2009 (Volume 7, Issue 4) Among the articles are:  "NPA Elects Six Members to the Board of Directors; "2010 NPA Annual Meeting Preview"; "Mentoring Internation...
  • Call for Poster Abstracts 2010

    NPA Annual Meeting: Call for Poster Abstracts March 12-14, 2010 - Philadelphia, PA   Deadline for Submission: Extended to 5 p.m. on January 25, 2010 (was January 18)     Goals | Judging | Examples | How to Submit | Annual Meetin...
  • Opportunities for Postdoctoral Scholars - 2011

        This page is not a job board but rather is intended to provide links to special opportunities, such as prizes, awards, and professional development workshops. The National Postdoctoral Association supports the Science Careers Job Board a...
  • Dr. Kathie L. Olsen will be Keynote Speaker for the National Summit on Gender and the Postdoctorate

    November 18, 2009 Dr. Kathie L. Olsen, former Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and currently Senior Advisor in the NSF's Office of Information and Resource Management, will serve as the Keynote Speake...
  • Dr. Francis Collins to Deliver Keynote Address at the NPA's 8th Annual Meeting

    November 9, 2009 Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will serve as the Keynote Speaker at the 8th Annual Meeting of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) to be held at Philadelphia, Penn., March 1...
  • New Board Members Elected

    October 14, 2009 The National Postdoctoral Association Elects Six Directors The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has elected five new directors and re-elected one, Stacy L. Gelhaus, Ph.D., for a two-year term of service. The new directors are: An...
  • 2010 Call for Workshop Proposals Deadline is Nov. 8

    October 7, 2009 The Call for Workshop Proposals for the 8th Annual Meeting of the National Postdoctoral Association is now open.  The meeting will take place March 12-14, 2010, in Philadelphia, PA. The deadline for proposals is November 8, 2009, at 11:...
  • In Honor of Ruth Kirschstein, M.D.

    October 7, 2009   Ruth L. Kirschstein, M.D., a beloved and highly esteemed scientist and leader of the U.S. scientific research community, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 6, 2009.The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) honors Dr. Kirschstein for...
  • Health Insurance Plan Frequently Asked Questions

    Updated January 18, 2010 The NPA has released answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the  Postdoctoral Scholar Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan. Follow this link to the FAQs. October 6, 2009 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)...
  • National Postdoc Appreciation Day Recap

    The inaugural National Postdoc Appreciation Day was a success--any way you look at it! A big thank you to all who planned, hosted, and participated. Your efforts helped to recognize the significant contribution that postdoctoral scholars make to the resea...
  • Call for Nominations for Distinguished Service Award Closes on Oct. 14

    September 14, 2009   2010 Distinguished Service Award Call for Nominations The Call for Nominations for the 2010 Distinguished Service Award opened on September 14, 2009. The NPA Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is presented yearly as p...
  • Dr. Collins Noted Need to Work on Training Programs

    September 9, 2009   He invited input on issues that the NIH needs to know about. What would you like us to say?During a special meeting held on September 9 at the Bethesda. Md., campus, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Heal...
  • H.R. 3293 Research Training Stipend Increase

    UPDATE**December 14, 2009 The Senate approved the Conference report on Dec. 13, 2009. UPDATE**December 10, 2009 On the evening of Dec. 8, a House-Senate subcommittee reached agreement on an omnibus appropriations bill, H.R. 3288, combining six of the...
  • POSTDOCket Available Online

    August 30, 2009   The latest issue of the POSTDOCket features articles about National Postdoc Appreciation Day, the possible creation of an international forum for postdocs, NPA's new Diversity Officers, and how one institution improve...
  • National Postdoc Appreciation Day events announced

    August 30, 2009   The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is holding the first annual National Postdoctoral Appreciation Day on Thursday, September 24, 2009. Stacy L. Gelhaus, Ph.D., chair of the NPA Board of Directors, said, "We hope that this day...
  • NSF Issues Final Requirements for Postdoc Ethics Training

    August 28, 2009   The NSF has issued its official implementation plan for requiring training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) for postdoctoral scholars. Effective January 4, 2010, all institutions must certify that they have a training progr...
  • NPA Announces Candidates for Board of Directors

    August 25, 2009   The NPA is holding elections this fall to bring six committed and energetic individuals into the NPA Board of Directors for two-year terms. The eleven nominees who qualified to run for election are: Anthony J. Baucum II; Jason M. D'An...
  • Meet the Candidates Continued

    Previous | Lorraine Tracey | Uzma Zakai | Back to the Beginning Lorraine Tracey, Ph.D. (postdoc) Postdoc advocacy is important to me. I feel strongly about advancing the rights and welfare of postdocs. I have trained in Europe as well the US, and h...
  • Meet the Candidates Continued

    Previous | Jennifer Pohlhaus | Rachel Ruhlen | Martha Skender | Next Jennifer Reineke Pohlhaus, Ph.D. I was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2007 and I am currently serving the second year of my term. I have learned a lot about the NPA in the...
  • Meet the Candidates Continued

    Previous | Stacy L. Gelhaus | Andrew Hebbeler | Shomita Mathew | Next Stacy L. Gelhaus, Ph.D. (postdoc) I am a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. I currently serve as chair of the NPA Board of Directors. Throughout the past...
  • Meet the Candidates

      Previous | Anthony J. Baucum II | Jason M. D'Antonio | Garth Fowler | Next Anthony J. Baucum II, Ph.D. (postdoc) I am very interested in serving on the board of directors of the National Postdoctoral Association. I believe I am strongly qualifi...
  • Meet the NPA Board Candidates

    The NPA is holding elections this fall to bring six committed and energetic individuals into the NPA Board of Directors for two-year terms. Voting will begin on September 24, 2009, and close at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 8, 2009. Members eligible to vote...
  • 2010 National Postdoc Appreciation Week Events

    Appreciation Week Toolkit | Appreciation Week Flyers National Postdoc Appreciation Week | National Postdoc Appreciation DaySeptember 20-24, 2010 | September 24, 2010       Download the complete list of 2010 National P...
  • Nominations Open for Award Recognizing Scientific Entrepreneurs

    July 20, 2009   Kauffman Foundation and National Postdoctoral Association will award $10,000 to innovator who has benefited society by bringing research to market KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 20, 2009) - The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the N...
  • UC Proposed Salary Cuts May Not Affect Postdocs

    July 16, 2009   University of California (UC) President Mark Yudof announced three proposals for salary cuts in a letter sent to employees on June 17. On July 15, after receiving input from literally thousands of persons, including UC faculty an...
  • Dr. Francis Collins Sworn In as NIH Director

    August 26, 2009   Update**UpdateDr. Francis Collins was officially sworn in as the 16th Director of the National Institutes of Health on August 17, 2009.Update**Update Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced on August 12 ...
  • Kauffman Foundation Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Award

    To nominate a person for The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur (EPE) Award, please complete and submit this form. The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) will contact the nominee, let the nominee know that you are the...
  • Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Award

    To nominate a person for The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur (OPE) Award, please complete and submit this form. The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) will contact the nominee, let the nominee know that you are ...
  • NPA Call for Board of Directors Nominations

    June 29, 2009   The NPA is seeking six committed and energetic individuals to serve on its NPA Board of Directors for two-year terms. Service on the Board is an excellent opportunity to refine your skills and share your vision with a dynamic group. Serv...
  • "Raising Our Voice" Campaign is Underway

    June 24, 2009  Contact: Daniel A. Gorelick, Ph.D., Campaign Chair, daniel.gorelick at nationalpostdoc.org, or Cathee Johnson Phillips, M.A., Executive Director, 202-326-6427, cjphillips at nationalpostdoc.org WASHINGTON, DC (NPA)—The National Postdoct...
  • NPA Members Team Up to Support Children of St. Jude

    June 24, 2009   NPA members have teamed up to support the children of St. Jude's Children Hospital during the 2009 Memphis Marathon to be held on December 5th. Click here to view the NPA team.  To join the team, please visit www.stjudemara...
  • NPA Endorses Statement and Recommendations on Visa Issues

    June 15, 2009   The NPA joined 30 higher education and scientific associations to endorse a statement of recommendations to the U.S. State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In t...
  • NPA Past Chair's Company Recognized by Forbes

    June 2, 2009   Phthisis Diagnostics has been chosen as a featured candidate for Forbes' America's Most Promising Companies search. Crystal Icenhour, Ph.D., a long-time member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), is the company's Presi...
  • Spring 2009 POSTDOCket Available Now

    June 1, 2009   The Spring 2009 issue of the POSTDOCket, the official newsletter of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), is now available online: Current Issue.  This issue features photos and articles from the Annual Meeting, a...
  • NPA Member Benefit: Personal Coaching

    Follow this link to learn more about the coaching discounts for NPA members.   What change do you want to make in your life? Coaching and why it works By Wendy Batten   Take a moment now to think about your life, and REALLY take 5-10 minute...
  • Apply to Host the 2011 NPA Annual Meeting; Deadline is July 10!

    May 7, 2009   The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is now receiving applications to host its 2011 Annual Meeting. The NPA Annual Meeting is the only national meeting dedicated to the postdoctoral community and provides a venue for exchang...
  • NPA Comments on NSF Research Integrity Requirement

    April 28, 2009   The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) responded to the Federal register notice on the National Science Foundation's (NSF) implementation plan for the new responsible conduct of research (RCR) training requirement on NSF gr...
  • Leaders Needed - Application Deadline is Nov. 16

    November 3, 2009   Help Lead the NPA Application Deadline: November 16, 2009 We are currently seeking strong, dedicated leaders to serve as the Chair and Vice Chair of the Resource Development Committee and the Vice Chair of the Meetings Commi...
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    Stay informed and updated with key issues, resources, and events in the postdoctoral community....
  • The Kauffman Foundation Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards Call for Nominations

    July 20, 2009   The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) have partnered to offer two new awards that celebrate excellence in entrepreneurship: the Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awa...
  • Keeping in Touch

    Below are links to national and international organizations for young researchers; to sites with information on jobs, grants and fellowships available to international postdocs; to sites facilitating networking between international scientists; an...
  • NPA Promotes Transition of Women Postdocs to Professoriate

    May 5, 2009   The NPA is pleased to announce the start of a new project to foster the transition of women postdocs into the professoriate, From Postdoc to Faculty: Transition Issues for Women Scientists. Supported by a $520,745 three-year grant from the...
  • 2009 Distinguished Service Award Recipient Announced

    April 2, 2009   The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) will confer the 2009 Distinguished Service Award upon The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation  at its Annual Meeting, to be held March 27-29 at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in ...
  • UAW Asks UC Postdocs to Vote to Authorize Strike

    May 8, 2009   UPDATE**UPDATEIn March, the PRO/UAW members voted to give the union authorization to call a strike.The Postdoctoral Researchers Organize / International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (PRO...
  • New Awards Will Recognize Entrepreneurship Excellence

    March 30, 2009   Kauffman Foundation and National Postdoctoral Association jointly offer award, build aspiration for scholars   KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 30, 2009) — Postdoctoral scholars who take the entrepreneurial steps to get their research to m...
  • Recent Accomplishments

    The National Postdoctoral Association was founded early in 2003, with an ambitious agenda to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience. Since then, the NPA has assumed a leadership role in addressing the many issues facing the postdo...
  • 2009 Board of Directors

    Stacy L. Gelhaus, Ph.D. - ChairUniversity of Pennsylvania Jennifer Pohlhaus, Ph. D. - Vice ChairRipple Effect Communications, Inc. Judy Ho, Ph. D. - TreasurerUCLA Semel Institute Health Services Research Center Ian Brooks, Ph.D. - E...
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