Postdoctoral Scholars

As a land-, sea- and space-grant institution with first-rate research facilities and world-class faculty in fields ranging from veterinary medicine to engineering to the behavioral and social sciences, Texas A&M attracts a diverse group of postdoctoral scholars with a diverse set of educational and training needs. 

We appreciate and value the contribution that postdocs make to our learning and research community and are committed to excellence in the educational and training experiences our postdocs receive. 

The Texas A&M University Postdoctoral Association (PDA), is a postdoc-led organization with the goal of providing support and representation to all postdoctoral trainees from Texas A&M. Our PDA is supported by the Division of Research (DoR).

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. 

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.


Professional and career development opportunities for the postdoctoral community at Texas A&M.

Travel Awards

Information, deadlines, and criteria for postdoctoral scholar travel awards.

Upcoming Events

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