National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW)

National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) is an annual celebration designed to recognize the significant contributions postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Institutions from across the globe participate by holding special events, and the VSPA is pleased to celebrate UC Berkeley postdocs this year from September 20-24, 2021. Vice Chancellor for Research, Randy H. Katz, reached out to faculty and supervisors of postdocs to celebrate their postdocs during NPAW. See our news article on this year's NPAW and past events with pictures and social media shoutouts!

NPAW 2021 events include 

September 20 - Postdocs, We Love you a Latte and Professional Photography Session

September 21 - Virtual Professional Development Workshop "Thriving Through Imposter Syndrome"

September 22 - PostdocFest and Professional Photography Session

September 23 -  Careers After Your Cal Postdoc: Berkeley Postdoc Alumni Career Panel, co-sponsored by the Berkeley Postdoc Association (BPA)

September 24 - Professional Photography Session

Social Media Shout Outs

We encourage faculty to personally celebrate their postdocs through out social media campaign! Use these hashtags on your favorite platforms like Twitter and Facebook:






Past NPAW celebrations include

September 21-25, 2020 - NPAW Postdoc Surprise Pack

September 22, 2020 - Tahitian Dance Lesson and Get Creative! Paint Party

September 23, 2020 - Careers After Your Cal Postdoc: Berkeley Postdoc Alumni Career Panel 

September 24, 2020 - Tahitian Dance Lesson and Live Band Concert

September 25, 2020 - Guided Beer Tasting Event



September 16, 2019 - Postdocs, We Love you a Latte 

September 17, 2019 - Let's Chill: Postdoc Ice Cream Social

September 18, 2019 - PostdocFest, co-sponsored by the Berkeley Postdoctoral Association

September 19, 2019 - NPAW Seminar: "How to Make Stress your Friend" presented by Dr. Kelly McGonigal 

September 19, 2019 - Say Cheese: Professional Photography Session, co-sponsored by the Berkeley Postdoctoral Association