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National Postdoc Appreciation Week
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The Ninth Annual Celebration of  National Postdoc Appreciation Week


The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to announce the ninth annual celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW): September 17-21, 2018! Submit your 2018 events to contact@nationalpostdoc.org. Continue here to see the events planned for this year!


Since 2009, the NPA has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Institutions from across the country and other parts of the world participate by holding special events. In 2010, this week was officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives. Events will be held throughout the week and across the country to create awareness.


  • Need help planning your event? Follow this link to the NPAW toolkit.
  • In 2017, 115 institutions in the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Asia & Oceania participated and organized 398 events to recognize postdoctoral researchers. Follow this link to see the list. Continue here to see the events planned for 2018!