National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Join the UF Celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Sept. 16-20th 2019

Print & Pin-up a Postdoc Appreciation Badge in your lab or office

Have You Thanked A Postdoc Today - Circle Badge

I Support UF Postdocs - Circle Badge or We Support UF Postdocs - Circle Badge

UF Postdocs #SolvingForNext - Heart Badge

Still learning your way around campus? Find your way to NPAW events using the Campus Map.


NPAW Kick-off - Reitz Union Game Room (Ground Level of Reitz)
Monday 9/16, 6pm – 8pm 
Free bowling, table tennis, foosball, and snacks for UF postdocs and their families.


Write & Flourish - Writing Retreat - McKnight Brain Center Auditorium
Monday 9/16, 9am – 12pm 
The Write and Flourish Retreat provides a quite space away from the distractions of your lab/office to sit and write in the company of peers. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. No instruction will be provided and writers are welcome to come and go as they please, but are asked to do so quietly. This is the first of three writing retreats for Fall 2019 offered as part of the Daily Writing Boot-Camp for UF Postdocs.


Health Science Center Library Coffee Hour – HSCL room C1-21
Wednesday 9/18, 2pm – 3pm (No registration)
Did you know that approximately 50% of UF’s postdocs work in the Health Sciences? The UF Health Science Center Library (HSCL) offers a variety of services to help postdocs reach their research and career goals. Come learn what the HSCL can do for you and meet your postdoc peers while enjoying complimentary refreshments.


Early Career Humanities Scholars Meet & Greet - Library West 212 Scott Nygren Scholars Studio
Friday, 9/20, 10am - 11am (No registration)
Come learn how UF’s Library West can support your Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship and meet your peers while enjoying complimentary refreshments. This event is intended to be the first in a series geared toward building community among UF’s early career scholars working in the Humanities and Social Sciences.


NPAW Closing Celebration - Postdoc Social at Depot Park – Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden
Friday 9/20, 6pm – 8pm (No Registration)
Bring your friends and family and come out for a relaxing evening at Depot Park’s Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden. Look for the UF Postdocs sign!


Enter to Win UF Business Cards

Fill out this brief survey during NPAW to win UF business cards. 10 Randomly selected UF Postdocs will win business cards. The survey will open on Monday 9/16 at 12am and close on Friday 9/20 at 11:59pm.

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 world participate by holding special events. In 2010, this week was officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives. Events are held throughout the week and across the country to create awareness of postdoc's contributions to research and discovery.