Washington Update

FASEB Partners with National Postdoctoral Association

By: Jacqueline Robinson-Hamm
Thursday, September 16, 2021

In August, FASEB announced a new partnership with the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) that provides all FASEB Full Member societies with the benefits of being an NPA Sustaining Member. Being part of the NPA community facilitates vital connections with colleagues through monthly members-only webinars, online communities, the annual NPA conference, and more. NPA is the only organization in the U.S. with a complete focus on issues pertaining to postdoctoral scholars and advocates on behalf of this vulnerable population. Additionally, among other impactful products, NPA conducts a nationwide survey to determine the state of policies and practices among postdoc institutions every three years; this is the most complete data analysis of policies pertaining to postdocs published.

Key NPA pillars that are congruent with FASEB member societies’ priorities are advocating for postdocs; championing and modeling greater diversity, equity, and inclusivity; and promoting member career and professional development.

FASEB has been a Sustaining Member since NPA’s inception and received its Distinguished Service Award in 2007. This partnership will extend NPA memberships beyond FASEB and directly to Full Member societies.

Questions about the partnership should be directed to FASEB staff.