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NPA Partners with Elsevier to Recognize ‎Events During NPAW

Monday, June 17, 2019   (0 Comments)
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June 17, 2019

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has partnered with Elsevier to present a series of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) Awards. The nation’s largest celebration of postdocs, NPAW was established with the goal of acknowledging the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars (“postdocs”) make to U.S. research and discovery.

NPAW awards will be given in the following categories: best new event, most creative event, best collaborative event, and best PDA-led event. The official rules and criteria will be announced in July, with the winners being announced in October. Winners will receive a physical award, a cash prize, and acknowledgement in the postdoc community.

The tenth annual celebration of NPAW will take place September 16 – 20, 2019. During this week-long celebration, institutions across the nation are encouraged to plan activities and events throughout the week and across the country to create awareness of postdocs. NPAW grew out of National Postdoc Appreciation Day, which was held on September 24, 2009.

NPAW is coordinated by the Outreach Committee, which works to promote the mission, values, goals, and business objectives of the NPA. Chanelle Case Borden, Ph.D., and Dolonchapa Chakraborty, Ph.D., serve as leaders of Outreach Committee. For more information about NPAW and to view events across the nation, visit

Elsevier’s mission is to help institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. The NPA strives to improve the postdoctoral experience by supporting enhanced research training and a culture of enhanced professional growth to benefit scholarship and innovation.