October 2, 2019

Notable Events and Deadlines for October


The National Postdoc Association (NPA) Annual Conference is the largest national conference and networking event dedicated to the postdoctoral community. Conference attendees – postdoctoral scholars, administrators, faculty, and representatives from disciplinary societies, industry, and corporations – are provided with the opportunity to gather and enhance their professional development and leadership skills.


The NPA is offering travel awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend the 18th NPA Annual Conference, to ensure the broadest possible representation of postdoctoral scholars at the NPA Annual Conference.

The awards will first cover registration and lodging, and then travel expenses up to the limit of the award. Travel award amounts will vary, but the maximum amount awarded will be $1,000. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek matching funds from their institutions and to include that information in their applications. The deadline for submission is Monday, October 7, 2019.





The NPA is offering childcare support awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend the 18th NPA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. Childcare support awards are meant to foster a family-friendly Annual Conference by providing childcare support to postdoctoral scholars who are parents or legal guardians. The deadline for submission is Saturday, October 7, 2019.

To be eligible for a childcare support award, the applicant must be a postdoctoral scholar and a parent or legal guardian; and be a Full, Individual or Affiliate Member in good standing at the time of application.