Join the National Postdoctoral Association Complimentary memberships available for PhD students and recent graduates

For current graduate students or recent Master’s graduates that plan to continue as a PhD and are interested in the postdoctoral experience, and recent PhD graduates, one of the perks of being a member of the ORISE community is the opportunity to take advantage of a complimentary five-year membership to the National Postdoc Association (NPA). The NPA is a prestigious professional organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Membership in this association includes access to the following:

  • Professional toolkits
  • Career planning resources
  • Educational programs and webinars
  • Reduced registration fees to the NPA Annual Conference
  • NPA member groups to help you connect and network with others in your field
  • Opportunities to serve on NPA committees
  • Voting rights in all NPA elections
  • National representation on postdoctoral issues
  • Subscription to NPA periodic e-alerts and The POSTDOCket, the NPA’s monthly newsletter
  • The NPA Career Center

For more information about the NPA or the benefits of NPA membership, please visit

If you are a current ORISE participant, are a current Master’s student, current PhD student, recent Master’s graduate, or recent PhD graduate, and are interested in activating your free NPA membership, send us an email providing your:

  1. Full name;
  2. Email address;
  3. ORISE/ORAU sponsor and program name;
  4. Program location (city and state);
  5. Doctorate field of study; and
  6. Name of the school from which you have received or will be receiving your doctorate.