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National Postdoc Appreciation Week




We are celebrating the 13th annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW)September 19-23, with an NPA member-driven, multi-institutional virtual collaboration

Centered around the theme of “Finding Your Balance,” the NPAW Steering Committee will host two national events:

This event starts National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Following this year's theme ton postdoc mental health and wellness, speakers will discuss the challenges early career researchers face, share tips they have learned from their struggles, and provide a framework for postdocs to build better balance in their professional lives especially as they navigate their next career step.
Date & Time: Monday, September 19, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT
Register HERE

The life of a postdoctoral scholar is always multi-dimensional: we constantly juggle between work and life, research and career, aspirations and transitions. To raise awareness on how to maintain our well-being as postdocs at this pivotal time, the 2022 NPAW task force presents you with this virtual networking event to talk about “Finding Your Balance” and expand your connections. During this event, you will find five wellness topics: (1) physical, (2) financial, (3) career, (4) mental/emotional, and (5) community/interpersonal, hosted on Zoom and facilitated by ambassadors passionate about each realm. We encourage you to join the conversation, listen, and share your stories while the ambassadors talk about their experiences. Information about the wellness ambassadors can be found at

Date & Time: Friday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PT

Register HERE

View additional institutional NPAW events that are virtual and are open to postdocs from other institutions HERE.

Lastly, don’t forget to keep your NPA membership updated.  UCSD postdocs can register for a free NPA affiliate membership HERE.

NPAW events