Celebrating the National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021

National Postdoc Appreciation Week begins on Monday, September 20th.  MIT is proud to host almost 1500 postdoctoral scholars from all over the world, and we recognize and are grateful for the role you play in making the Institute a great place. Here are some events that we have planned and curated to celebrate Postdoc Appreciation Week.  They include both virtual and in-person events, and we hope that you can take part in some/all of them.

Events to celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021


Monday, September 20, 2021 – 1:00 pm

Virtual NPAW Keynote address, “Values, Virtues and Vocation”

Speaker: Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Hosted by the National Postdoctoral Association (MIT sponsors free NPA membership for all MIT postdoctoral scholars)

Register here

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – 1:00-3:00 pm

In-person Headshot Clinic, providing MIT postdocs with professional photos for your career

Photographer: Justin Knight

Hosted by MIT Postdoctoral Services

Program full – register for waitlist

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – 1:00pm

Virtual Workshop, “Centering your identity and interests while preparing for your next career step”

Presented/hosted by the Postdoc Academy (Boston University/NIH)

Register here

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – 11:00-12:30

Virtual MIT Postdoc Resource Fair

                and call for nominations for the inaugural Excellence in Postdoc Mentoring Award

Welcome remarks: Maria Zuber, MIT Vice President for Research

Hosted by MIT Postdoctoral Services

Registration opens Monday, 9/20 at 5:00 pm

Friday, September 24, 2021 – 2:00 pm

In-person Talk, “Growing Your Leadership Competencies as Women in Science”

Speaker: Angeliki Diane Rigos, Executive Director, MIT Tata Center for Technology & Design

Hosted by MIT POWER (Postdoctoral Organization for Women Engaged in Research)

Register here

For more National Postdoc Appreciation Week events, visit the NPA web site.