National Postdoc Appreciation Week

The National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) is an initiative sponsored by the National Postdoctoral Association since 2009,  to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. Institutions and postdoctoral associations from across the country and other parts of the world participate by holding special events. In 2010, the week starting at the third Monday in September was officially recognized as the NPAW by the U.S. House of Representatives. Events are held throughout the week and across the country to create awareness.

Below you can find a list of events organized by the YPA for the NPAW.  Click on the links under “Sign up” to take part. These events are open to all YPA members (postdocs and ARS), and some are also open to the broad postdoctoral community in the U.S.

Day 1 - Monday, September 20th

No events

Day 2 - Tuesday, September 21th

Time Location Event name Organizing committee Sign up
12 - 1pm EST Private Location (RSVP) Behind the Scenes at Science YPA Professional Development Committee Click here

Day 3 - Wednesday, September 22th

Time Location Event name Organizing committee Sign up
9:30 - 10am EST Private Location (RSVP) Autogenic Relaxation YBPA and YPA Advocacy Committee Click here
5 - 6pm EST Virtual Pint of postdoc YPA Professional Development Committee Click here

Day 4 - Thursday, September 23th

Time Location Event name Organizing committee Sign up
9:30 - 10:30am EST Med School (RSVP) Free Coffee & Cookies YPA Advocacy Committee Click here
9:30 - 10:30am EST Science Hill (RSVP) Free Coffee & Cookies YPA Advocacy Committee Click here
9:30 - 10:30am EST West Campus (RSVP) Free Coffee & Cookies YPA Advocacy Committee Click here
4:30 - 6:30pm EST Private Location (RSVP) Campus Tour with Molly Hampton (OISS) + sweet PAW celebration OISS and YPA Professional Development Committee Click here

Day 5 - Friday, September 24th

Time Location Event name Organizing committee Sign up
12 - 1pm EST Private Location (RSVP) Caring for Ourselves in Challenging Times YPA Advocacy Committee and the YBPA Click here

Day 6 - Saturday, September 25th

Time Location Event name Organizing committee Sign up
5 - 8pm EST Private location (RSVP) Outdoor YPA Social YPA Community and Networking Committee Click here