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National Postdoctoral Association

National Postdoctiral Association logAbout the National Postdoctoral Association

The NPA is a professional non-profit organization that provides a national voice for postdoctoral scholars. "The mission of the National Postdoctoral Association is to improve the postdoctoral experience by supporting enhanced research training and a culture of enhanced professional growth to benefit scholarship and innovation."

 The NPA's key program activities are focused in three key areas: advocacy and education, resource development, and community building.  If you're interested getting involved in one of these areas, there are many opportunities to volunteer with the NPA.

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Become an NPA member at no cost to you!

Because Clemson is an institutional member of the NPA, all Georgia Tech postdoctoral fellows can join the NPA as an Affiliate Individual Member for no cost. Affiliate NPA member are eligible for email newsletters and members only website content. Register to become an affiliate member.

Resources provided by the NPA include:

 Annual NPA Meeting

The National Postdoctoral Association holds an annual meeting each spring. It is largest meeting and networking event specifically for the postdoctoral community. Postdoctoral fellows are invited to network, present posters and workshops, attend sessions career development topics. Postdocs can also apply for Travel Awards from the NPA to help with costs associated with attending the meeting (check the meeting site for details).