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Top Reasons to Join

Members-Only Content

Exclusive access to NPA subscriptions, original programs, exclusive toolkits

Leadership Opportunities

Share your expertise and serve on committees or as officers


National representation on important postdoc topics


Access to NPA partners, NPA member groups, annual conference networking events


All are welcome to join the NPA - postdocs, graduate students, postdoc administrators, all organizations supporting postdocs, any individual interested in supporting the postdoc community - we encourage the involvement of everyone! Membership rates for the various categories can be found below. There are three main membership categories available with subcategories within each category.

  • Individual memberships are available to everyone. This full benefits option has three main member types for postdocs, graduate students, and the non-postdoc category for postdoc administrators and any other individual wishing to support our mission. In the individual postdoc member type we offer several joint membership options with other professional societies that provide a savings on both memberships for the postdoc. Membership rate charts can be found below.
  • Affiliate memberships are a free member benefit available to any postdoc, graduate student, staff or faculty member at a NPA Sustaining Member organization. For a full list of Sustaining Members click here. This free membership option is a limited individual membership that does not provide voting rights in NPA Board elections or other NPA voting matters.
  • Sustaining memberships are the category for organizations that employ and support postdocs. This membership category has multiple types: one for institutions with different levels depending on how many postdocs you have, another for postdoc associations, a category for professional societies and associations, and a category for companies that have industrial postdocs in their groups. Membership rate charts can be found below.

NPA Member Dues Options


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