Postdoctoral Associations

UArizona Postdoctoral Association (UAPA)

The University of Arizona Postdoctoral Association (UAPA) is a postdoc-run organization that collaborates with Postdoctoral Affairs. The UAPA aims to help connect fellow Postdocs at UA, support their professional development, and engage with the broader university community, advocating on their behalf. The UAPA strives to connect postdocs across the university, support postdoc career development, and represent the interests of postdocs at the University level.

National Postdoc Association (NPA)

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The National Postdoctoral Association is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization that seeks sustainable change and improvement for the postdoctoral experience through collaboration with all stakeholders. 

What the NPA does:

  • Advocacy and Education for Postdoctoral Scholars
  • Resource Development for Postdoctoral Scholars and administrators
  • Opportunities for connecting and community building for postdocs

NPA Membership Benefits:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities through volunteer service
  • Subscriptions to the NPA listserv and quarterly newsletter (The POSTDOCket)
  • Access to web content and resources

The University of Arizona is a sustaining member of the NPA. Anyone affiliated with the University of Arizona may join the NPA for free. For example, if you are a UArizona postdoc, check the box "Affiliate Individual Member, Postdoc." 

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National Black Postdoctoral Association (NBPA)

The National Black Postdoc Association (NBPA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to ensuring the professional success of black postdoctoral fellows. The NBPA provides a space for black postdocs to exchange information and improve social well-being, professional development, and research advancement. Membership is free.

Explore NBPA website and resources