Postdoc Appreciation Week

September 16-20, 2019

Join us for the 10th celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

The Postdoctoral Association of the University of Minnesota welcomes you to Postdoc Appreciation Week 2019 - a series of events to bring UMN postdoctoral researchers together and showcase their excellent contributions to research and the community during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW).

Let's celebrate Postdocs!


September 16

NPAW Kickoff with the Office of Postdoctoral Initiatives

Hear from the OPI and network with University Deans and faculty. There will be round table discussions on the following topics:

-Mentoring and advising

-Research opportunities

-Professional development & career opportunities in and out of academia

-Diversity and inclusion

-Writing innovative grant applications

-Work-life balance

@ Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Breakfast starting at 8:30am, Opening Remarks and Round Table Discussion 9-10:30am


September 17

Research Day

Share your work and hear from others at the Research Slam, then gain information from University offices and groups at the Career Resource Fair

@ CCRB 1-125 and CCRB Atrium


More details here

OPI Office Open House

Visit the Office of Postdoctoral Initiatives' new space in the old Bell Museum.

The space will be available on a reservation basis for postdoc activities such as meetings and workshops sessions.

Light refreshments, activities, and a chance to meet Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Initiatives, Rhonda Jones-Webb.

@10 Church Street (Old Bell Museum) room 375



September 18

Postdoc Happy Hour

Meet with other postdocs for post-work food and drink, generously sponsored by Promega!

@ Stub & Herb's (227 SE Oak St SE)



September 19

Professional Development Retreat

Professional Development Retreat in Itasca for Life Science postdocs, hosted by CFANS/CBS/Med School

This is a no-cost retreat! All transportation, accommodations, and meals are covered by the event's sponsors.

Itasca Biological Station

RSVP - deadline August 30th

Professional Development Workshops @ St. Paul Campus

Professional Development Workshops for Life Science postdocs, hosted by CFANS/CBS/Med School

Lunch provided

St. Paul Campus (rooms TBA)


September 20

Evening at the Ballpark

Cheer on the Minnesota Twins as they take on the Kansas City Royals! Tickets will cost $10/person, limit 2 tickets per postdoc. We have 50 tickets reserved.

@ Target Field

First Pitch 7:10pm