Argonne National Laboratory

National Postdoctoral Association

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a member-driven organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Since 2003, we have taken on the ambitious agenda to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the U.S. We have assumed a leadership role in addressing the many issues confronting the postdoctoral community that are national in scope and requiring action beyond the local level. Read more.

Argonne National Lab is a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). This entitles everyone who is affiliated with the institution to obtain a free affiliate membership in the NPA. This is a significant new benefit for postdocs and other individuals affiliated with Argonne.


This offer includes postdocs, administrators, graduate students, faculty and alumni. In effect, anyone who has an e-mail address assigned by the lab can join the NPA for free. All you need to do is complete the online enrollment form.


Affiliate members receive a modified package of benefits, including subscriptions to NPA publications, access to members-only web content, and eligibility for NPA committee service. Please note that affiliate members are not eligible to vote or serve on the NPA Board of Directors. Affiliate members who wish to vote or serve on the Board of Directors should join the NPA as full individual voting members (e.g. grad/postdoc dues = $35/year).


The affiliate member enrollment form may be found online.


Questions about this new benefit may be directed to Kenetia Thompson at the NPA:, (202) 326-6428.