|Recommended Postdoc Policies|
The NPA believes that appropriate training of the next generation of independent scientists requires that institutions set policies to encourage individual responsibility, foster effective mentoring, and recognize the value and contributions of postdoctoral scholars. This commitment to better preparation must be made at the highest levels, with institutional leaders providing: incentives and programs that promote good mentoring, an atmosphere that fosters diversity of ideas and experiences, professional development opportunities, including education on the myriad career options available to them upon graduation, appropriate recognition and compensation for postdoctoral fellows.
1. Establish a postdoctoral office/association that actively engages and represents postdoctoral scholars
2. Establish postdoctoral policies (including, but not limited to: administrative, training, and benefits)
3. Maintain an office for international scholar services
4. Establish a Diversity Office to ensure diversity and inclusion
NPA Recommended Postdoc Policies and Practices Quick Guide
This free resource offers a quick overview of the essential practices and policies that the NPA recommends to support postdocs within the community.
Complete NPA Recommendations for Policies and Practices
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