National Postdoctoral Assocation Membership

NPA Affiliate Member Benefits:

Just a few of the benefits you receive with an NPA Affiliate Membership:

  • Subscriptions:  With the two NPA publications NPA E-Alerts, a periodic e-mail news announcements, and the POSTDOCket, the NPA’s official quarterly newsletter, you can stay informed on current postdoc issues.
  • Access to Members-Only Content: Your NPA membership gives you access to members-only web content such as the Institutional Postdoctoral Policies Database, The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Toolkit, and the International Postdoc Survival Guide.
  • Professional & Leadership Development:  Not only is the NPA a valuable resource on postdoctoral issues, it is also a resource for professional and leadership development. The NPA provides these resources in the members-only content area and hard copies can be sent to you upon request. We also have opportunities to further develop your professional and leadership skills by serving on any of our eight membership committees or running for a seat on the executive board.

More information about Affiliate Benefits (NPA Site)

How to Establish Your Membership

You should have received an e-mail invitation to join on June 6. 2012 if you were on the Postdoc Listserv at that time.  If your invitation expired before you had a chance to activate your membership, please e-mail Cheryl Gater ( to have another invitiation sent to you.

If you did not receive an e-mail invitation, please e-mail Cheryl Gater ( indicating you would like to receive a membership. Anyone at UF - postdocs, staff, faculty - may obtain an affiliate membership with the NPA.

If you currently have a membership with the NPA, please retain that membership until it expires.  When that membership expires, you can sign up for this UF Affiliate membership.  Simply e-mail Cheryl Gater ( to have another NPA membership invitation extended.

Updated June 14, 2012