National Postdoc Appreciation Week

In Conjunction with The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) the UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to announce the ninth annual celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW): September 17-21, 2018! 

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.

Establishment of National Postdoc Appreciation Week:  HR 1545:

Monday 9/17: Office of Postdoc Affairs Listening Tour: How can we best serve you?

All day Monday, the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Lily Lewis, will be traveling around UF’s main campus to visit you in your office or lab and learn what matters to you. This listening tour is open for individual and group meetings.

Select a meeting time

*Note that Postdoc Affairs meetings can be scheduled any time. If Monday 9/17 does not work for you, please do not hesitate to contact Lily Lewis to schedule a different meeting date.


Wednesday 9/19: Postdoc Game Night

Location: Reitz Union Game Room (Ground Level), UF Main Campus

When: 5:30 – 7:30pm

Free bowling, billiards, and snacks will be available for UF Postdocs and their families.

*Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at this event; No registration necessary.


Friday 9/21: Cypress & Grove Postdoc Social

Location: Cypress and Grove Brewing Company, 1001 NW 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601

When: Begins at 6:30pm

UF Postdocs receive $1 off drinks, Live music (begins 7pm) provided by the Jazz Bandits.

*No registration necessary.


Weeklong: Enter to Win Official UF Business Cards:

The Office of Postdoc Affairs will be giving away official UF business cards to 10 Postdocs for National Postdoc Appreciation week. Entries will be accepted between Monday, Sept. 17th through Friday, Sept. 21st. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted during the week of Sept. 24th. 

Enter to win (entry form will become active on 9/17)