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Organizations to Plan ‎Events to Honor the Contributions of Postdoctoral Scholars

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September 9, 2019

The tenth annual celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) will take place September 16 – 20, 2019. The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has sponsored this week-long celebration, which was established with the goal of acknowledging the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars (“postdocs”) make to U.S. research and discovery. Taking place since 2009, NPAW is the nation’s largest celebration of postdocs.

Institutions across the nation are encouraged to plan activities and events throughout the week and across the country to create awareness of postdocs. In 2018, 432 events were hosted at 108 institutions in the United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Events included symposiums, ice cream socials, potlucks,networking events, professional and career development workshops, happy hours, and picnics.

NPAW grew out of National Postdoc Appreciation Day, which was held on September 24, 2009. In 2010, NPAW culminated with the passage of H.RES. 1545 by the U.S. House of Representatives. The resolution, which was passed on September 24, 2010, nationally recognized NPAW.

NPAW is coordinated by the Outreach Committee, which works to promote the mission, values, goals, and business objectives of the NPA. For more information about NPAW and to view events across the nation, visit this page.