Postdoctoral associations (PDAs) are a vibrant and dynamic source of support for
postdoctoral fellows at their home institutions and nationally. There are many benefits to establishing and maintaining an active PDA. This toolkit is intended to serve as a resource guide to assist postdocs and their allies in starting and sustaining an effective PDA. In this toolkit, you’ll find a wealth of information, including best practices shared from PDAs nationwide, suggestions on how to gain support from key institute administrators, strategies for conducting surveys and methods for affecting institutional policies. Links are provided throughout the toolkit to helpful resources. The NPA welcomes additions to this toolkit from local PDAs to share their success and help others.