Join the National Postdoctoral Association Complimentary memberships available for ORISE Postdocs, Ph.D. students and recent graduates

For ORISE appointed postdocs, current or recent Ph.D. students and graduates, and current or recent ORISE Master’s graduates that plan to continue as a Ph.D. and are interested in the postdoctoral experience, 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
  • National representation on postdoctoral issues
  • Subscription to NPA periodic e-alerts and The POSTDOCket, the NPA’s monthly newsletter
  • The NPA Career Center

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If you are a current ORISE participant interested in the postdoctoral experience and are either a postdoc, a recent Ph.D. graduate, a current Ph.D. student, a current master’s student, or a recent master’s 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 (if you are a master’s current student or recent graduate, indicate your master’s field of study and your planned start dates and field for your Ph.D. studies); and
  6. Name of the school from which you have received or will be receiving your doctorate (if you are a master’s current student or recent graduate, indicate your current/degree received school and your expected school for Ph.D. studies).