Skip to main content

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 eighth annual celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) will be held September 18-22, 2017.

Postdoc Appreciation Week Events

Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast 
September 18, 2017 | 7:30 am - 10:00 am
International Center, 3rd Floor
Sponsored by UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)

In honor of Postdoc Appreciation Week and all the wonderful Postdocs at UC Davis, Services for International Students and Scholars, Global Affairs invites you and your families to the Postdoc Appreciation Breakfast at the International Center 3rd floor on Monday, September 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Please come for coffee, tea, and breakfast!


Postdoc Appreciation Week Dinner
September 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Putah Creek Lodge
Sponsored by UC Davis Graduate Studies

Please join Graduate Studies and the Postdoctoral Scholar Association in celebrating the Postdoc Scholars Appreciation Week and thanking all of our Postdocs for all of their contributions to UC Davis.


Get the Scoop: Postdoc Appreciation Week Ice Cream Social
September 20, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sponsored by the UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC)

The Internship and Career Center appreciates PostDocs! Come by the second floor of South Hall (rooms 229 and 234) to get the scoop about ICC services for UC Davis PostDocs. There will be a variety of ice cream flavors and toppings, as well as ICC staff and advisers on hand to discuss career related questions. 

Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast in Sacramento (FUTURE)
September 21, 2017 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Vanderhoef Commons Lawn, Sacramento Campus
Sponsored by the UC Davis FUTURE Program

A healthy breakfast of fresh fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, eggs, and coffee will be provided. Come get a free professional headshot!