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Postdoc Appreciation Week

About Postdoc Appreciation Week

Since 2009, the National Postdoctoral Association has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Institutions from across the country and other parts of the world participate by holding special events.

In 2010, this week was officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives. Events will be held throughout the week and across the country to create awareness.

The tenth annual celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) will be held September 16-20, 2019.

2019 NPAW Events and Activities at UC Davis

National Postdoc Appreciation Week events for the UC Davis community will be announced in August 2019.
Please visit this page periodically for updates.

Postdoctoral Scholar Appreciation Dinner
Sponsored by UC Davis Graduate Studies
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tickets Available Starting August 1, 2019

Get the Scoop at the Internship and Career Center
Sponsored by the UC Davis Internship and Career Center
Friday, September 20, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Register via Eventbrite

If you're interested in hosting a NPAW event, please contact
Kathryn Raley, Program and Event Manager, at

Have You Registered for Handshake?

New and continuing postdocs sign-up for Handshake, UC Davis's new modern career development platform! With Handshake you can search for career positions, sign-up for career workshops and events, schedule one-on-one career advising appointments and more!

To access Handshake postdocs first need to create an account. On the sign-up page, select "student/alumni"  and complete the form.

For questions, contact Marjannie Akintunde, Ph.D.
Phone: 530-752-8342