Register with the National Postdoctoral Association

UC Santa Cruz is a sustaining and institutional member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), which works to improve the postdoctoral experience by supporting enhanced research training and a culture of enhanced professional growth, advocates for postdoctorate policies that benefit researchers and scholars, develops resources for postdoctorates, and holds a conference and maintains other community-building pursuits.

NPA resources and benefits are available to all members of the UCSC community, including faculty, administrators, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students. Register as an affiliate member using your UCSC email address ( to access member benefits. Text instructions are listed below the following image.

Instructions on signing up as an affiliate

Step 1: Go to and click on “Join” in the upper right corner.

Step 2: Select your member type: Affiliate Graduate Student, Affiliate Postdoc, or Affiliate Nonpostdoc/Other.

Step 3: Enter your institutional email address as your User Name, and your First and Last Name.

Step 4: Enter the required information and any additional info for your profile.

Step 5: Click “Submit” to have the NPA review your membership within 10 days; you will receive an email when you’ve been approved.