Postdoc Academy



Postdoc Academy is a comprehensive program built on the National Postdoctoral Association core competencies to support skill development throughout postdoc training. This is a free program supported by the National Institutes of Health that includes two courses, an optional complimentary local component, and multiple online resources specifically tailored to address foundational skills and professional habits postdocs need to succeed in their training and strategically prepare for their career. The two courses offered by Postdoc Academy are "Succeeding as a Postdoc" and “Building Skills for a Successful Career.". See details about them, including the next available dates here.

The Postdoc Academy's website is full of free resources related to the course units that you can access even if you don't enroll in the courses. To find more information, you may visit the link provided above or check their informational brochure.

Postdoc Academy Local Session (PALS)

Besides accessing the free courses, you also have the option to join a local learning community. These communities are meant to support online learning by connecting content directly to your local context and community, and also promote deeper learning of the course materials. PALS are small groups of postdocs who meet in-person (or virtually) once a week for 7 weeks while either taking the online course, or utilizing Postdoc Academy content. Each PALS is guided by a volunteer facilitator (a postdoc or anyone who supports postdocs) in your institution. Once you have been paired with a facilitator, they will provide specific dates, times, and locations for the PALS to meet virtually. If there is not a PALS group available in your area, you can join a virtual PALS with the Postdoc Academy team. Click here for more information about the next session.