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Benefits Overview


This group membership is available to all organizations that serve the postdoc community such as postdoctoral associations, postdoctoral offices, universities, agencies, and other institutions.  

As a Sustaining Member of the NPA, you are entitled to these benefits:

  • Free Affiliate Memberships for your postdocs, faculty, and staff
    (professional societies and organizations receive 5 free affiliate memberships);
  • Substantial discounts on NPA Annual Meeting registration fees;
  • Subscription to NPA e-alerts, a periodic news announcement, and The POSTDOCket, the NPA’s official quarterly newsletter;
  • Participation in myPDO Monthly, a webinar offered during the academic year for postdoc administrators
  • Access to members-only NPA web content and features including the Institutional Postdoctoral Policies Database, The Postdoctoral Office (PDO) Toolkit, The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Toolkit, and the International Postdoc Survival Guide; 
  • Access to NPA member groups to connect & network with fellow NPA members, a valuable tool to interact and communicate with colleagues from other Sustaining organizations;
  • Opportunities to serve and contribute your expertise on a variety of NPA committees
  • Discounts to products and services, such as SciPhD an organization that prepares scientists for professional careers. Conduct a workshop and receive a second two hour session free of charge to be held the same or the following day. Contact SciPhD directly to learn more!;
  • Ability to select one representative who will be granted full rights as a voting member;
  • Promotion and a direct link to your organization’s website;
  • Recognition in the quarterly The POSTDOCket newsletter; and
  • National representation on postdoctoral issues (follow this link to read about some of the NPA's efforts).


The Sustaining Member Toolkit contains important resources and information in one spot for easy access. This toolkit includes instructions and fliers for sustaining members to extend affiliate membership to their postdocs, links to important resources on the NPA website such as the Institutional Policy Database, the Postdoctoral Office Toolkit, a section on Developing Mentoring Plans, and the NPA Core Competencies, plus many more. Click here for the Sustaining Member Toolkit (must log in to view).


View a list of Sustaining Members.



Dues Options


Effective January 1, 2016

Membership Category

One Year

Two Year*

Professional Societies and Organizations $400 $640
Postdoctoral Associations $600 $1,080
Postdoc Offices/Institutional with 1 to 100 Postdocs** $600 $1,080
Postdoc Offices/Institutional with 101 to 250 Postdocs** $900 $1,620
Postdoc Offices/Institutional with 251 to 500 Postdocs** $1,200 $2,160
Postdoc Offices/Institutional with 501 to 750 Postdocs** $1,500 $2,700
Postdoc Offices/Institutional with 751 to 1000 Postdocs** $1,800 $3,240
Postdoc Offices/Institutional with more than 1000 Postdocs** $2,100 $3,780
Corporations $500 $900 


* The NPA offers a 20% discount on the second year of membership for two-year memberships.

**Organizations that conduct research and employ postdoctoral scholars to do so are eligible for this membership category.

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