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 National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)

Texas A&M is now a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). This allows all graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff at Texas A&M free affiliate memberships. Affiliate members have access to members-only NPA web content, NPA member groups for networking with fellow NPA members, reduced registration fees to the NPA annual meeting, eligibility for the NPA travel award program, and national representation on postdoctoral issues. The members-only web content includes, for example, career-planning resources, mentoring plans, and a responsible conduct of research toolkit. Of course, you are also welcome to become an individual member for a wider range of benefits.


Ombuds Officer for Postdoctoral Scholars

The Ombuds Officer for postdoctoral scholars serves as an informal, independent, neutral, and confidential resource to help postdocs identify options for addressing concerns. The Ombuds Officer can help clarify institutional policies, facilitate conversations with faculty and administrators, guide postdocs through informal grievance processes, and connect postdocs with others who can help.  The Ombuds Officer considers all sides of an issue and promotes fair and impartial processes and outcomes for all parties involved.

The Ombuds Officer for postdoctoral scholars is guided and informed by the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the International Ombudsman Association

To make an appointment contact:   


Texas A&M Postdoctoral Association

The Texas A&M Postdoctoral Association was established in September 2016 to foster a sense of community among postdoctoral scholars, to be an advocate and a representative voice of postdoctoral scholars, and to improve the quality of the postdoctoral experience at Texas A&M. For more information about the Texas A&M Postdoctoral Association and how to become involved contact

In addition to the Texas A&M Postdoctoral Association, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Chemistry each have their own postdoctoral association.