For PhD students 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 PhD student or recent PhD graduate, and are interested in activating your free NPA membership, send an email to providing your 1) Full Name; 2) Email Address; 3) ORISE/ORAU Sponsor and Program Name; 4) Program Location (city and state); 5) your doctorate Field of Study; and 6) the Name of the School from which you have received or will be receiving your doctorate.