The National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) is back in person!

September 20-24, 2021

The pandemic is hard on many, but if nothing else, it shows the importance of the work we do and how important it is to communicate this work to the general public. With that in mind, the theme for NPAW'21 is "Celebrating Scientists", and the PDA have organized multiple events to showcase our research, and to connect with others.

We are excited to see everyone again in person, and we hope you will join us in this week of celebration and appreciation.


Monday (9/20) 8am – 10am: Dapper Donuts Donut Truck (Barbara Davis Center Parking Lot)
Wednesday (9/22) 11am – 1pm: Resource Fair/Appreciation Lunch (Research Quad between RC1/RC2) (Registration required for lunch)
Thursday (9/23) 5pm – 7pm: Postdocs Appreciation Brew and Biotech Happy Hour, in collaboration with AIA (Ursula Brewery) (Registration required; postdocs only, limited to the first 20 registrants)
Wed-Thurs (9/22-23) 9am – 3pm: Headshots for Postdocs (Registration required; postdocs only)
Graphical Abstract Competition (See Below): Email to

NPAW 2021 Flyer

Graphical Abstracts

1. Submitted by Dr. Brendan Reed

Graphical Abstract Brendan Reed NPAW 2021

2. Submitted by Dr. Nicole Nuckolls

Nicole Nuckolls_graphical_abstract_NPAW2021

3. IL-6 enhances CD4 cells motility in inflammatory diseases
    Submitted by Dr. Felipe Pereira

Felipe_Pereira_Graphical Abstract_NPAW2021

The National Postdoc Association encourages institutions around the country to show a little love to their postdocs through National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW). Please email the PDA with questions or comments.



Be sure to check out our events calendar and follow us on social media for the most up to date information.