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NPA Aims to Bring Awareness to Postdoctoral Scholars During #GivingTuesday

Monday, November 14, 2016   (0 Comments)
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November 14, 2016


The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to inspire people to give back in impactful ways to the causes and communities they support.

Since 2003, the NPA has taken on the ambitious agenda to improve the postdoctoral experience by supporting enhanced research training, and a culture of enhanced professional growth to benefit scholarship and innovation. Postdoctoral scholars conduct research and support discovery that directly affects and improves the quality of lives for millions of people. They are the individuals conducting basic and clinical research throughout the country that advances medical discoveries through new drug development, advanced cancer therapies, and more. Our goal is to raise awareness of the invaluable contributions that postdoctoral scholars make, and to encourage individuals to support the future of innovation by donating directly on our website. The NPA aims to raise $3,000 in support of postdoctoral scholars.

Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources. In 2015, the fourth year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together over 45,000 partners in 71 countries and helped raise nearly $117 million online in the United States alone.

Those who are interested in joining the National Postdoctoral Association’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the

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