Recent Accomplishment

This listing represents just a little part of the work done by the AOPDA Board of Directors, the Committees of the Subscription and Officers, personnel and lots of other AOPDA advocates and buddies on behalf of the postdoctoral neighborhood given that the company’s starting in 2003. Please call us for additional information or to obtain included.

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Recent accomplishments/activities by the AOPDA or in which the AOPDA has played a significant role are:

  • Justrecently, the President’s 2017 spending plan consists of raising the entry-level to $47,484. The AOPDA praises the NIH for these boosts.
  • – Offering info on the positioning of innovative training and profession choices to the White Home Workplace of Science and Innovation Policy Graduate Education Modernization Taskforce (2012).
  • – The favorable suggestions made by the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director Biomedical Research study Labor force Working Group. The AOPDA supplied information and provided to the working group and was acknowledged in the group’s report for its contributions.
  • – The choice by the National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public law (COSEPUP) to perform a follow-up research study to its 2000 report, Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Engineers and researchers.
  • oThe AOPDA approached the director of the committee in the spring of 2010 with this proposition, recommended by AOPDA creator Raymond Clark, Ph.D.
  • oThereport, The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited, was launched in 2014. Check out the AOPDA’s reaction to the report here.
  • – The facility of National Postdoc Gratitude Week, commemorated throughout the week starting with the 3rd Monday of September.
  • oThe 2016 week of event will occur Sept. 19-23.
  • oIn 2015, there were 373 occasions at 122 organizations in 34 states, Washington, DC, and Canada.
  • oThe U.S. Legislature formally acknowledged National Postdoc Gratitude Week on Sept. 23, 2010.
  • – Efforts by the National Science Structure (NSF) to develop and carry out a nationwide, routine study of postdocs.
  • oThe AOPDA helped with a day-long conference where Human Resource Specialist Panel assessed the NSF Early Profession Doctorates’ study instrument and routinely goes to conferences concerning the development of this effort.
  • – The advancement of the AOPDA Core Competencies, which offer standards for postdocs and organizations in regard to expert advancement.

-“Let’s Talk: Expanding Discussion in the Postdoctoral Neighborhood to Broadening Involvement in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBES),” a workshop for SBES postdoc fellows and their

  • sponsoring researchers that was arranged and led by AOPDA. This workshop was a chance for the AOPDA personnel and leaders to find out more about the SBES postdoc neighborhood.
  • oThe AOPDA continues to be searched for, to arrange and help with these kinds of workshops.
  • – The National Top on Gender and the Post doctorate, kept in March 2010.
  • oThe top was the first-ever nationwide place devoted to talking about the development of postdoc ladies to the professoriate.
  • This top was arranged as part of AOPDA ADVANCE: From Postdoc to Professors: Shift Concerns for Female Researchers, a job to cultivate the shift of female postdocs into the professoriate. Supported by a three-year grant from the NSF’s ADVANCE program, the job adapts and shares appealing institutional practices for helping female researchers and engineers in making this shift.

The AOPDA has also played a significant role in:

  • – The suggestions affecting postdocs in the June 2012 NIH Biomedical Research study Labor force Working Group report.
  • – The Congressional requirement (America COMPETES Act) that the NIH broaden information collection efforts relating to postdocs supported on research study grants.
  • – The facility of the NIH Pathways to Self-reliance award to assist postdocs effectively shift to tenure-track professors positions.
  • – The Congressional requirement (America COMPETES Act) that NSF need mentoring strategies in all research study grant applications that look for financing for a postdoctoral scholar position.
  • – The adoption of the meaning of “postdoctoral scholars” by the NIH and the NSF.
  • – The facility of a number of postdoctoral workplaces (PDOs) and associations (PDAs) at organizations throughout the nation.
  • According to the very best offered information, the variety of postdoc workplaces at U.S. research study organizations have more than doubled, from roughly 60 to 135.

The AOPDA continues to:

  • – Work to develop PDAs and PDOs.
  • – Update and establish resources.
  • – Supporter on the institutional, local, and nationwide levels to improve the postdoctoral experience to attain the following tactical top priorities:
  • oIncrease settlement to reasonable levels for both “domestic” and ‘worldwide” postdocs.
  • oImprove advantages for all postdocs.
  • oIncrease assistance of quality mentoring for postdocs.
  • oProvidefacilitate expert and profession advancement chances for postdocs.
  • oSupport increased and enhanced information collection and
  • oEncourage and assist in variety within the postdoctoral neighborhood.
  • As part of our continuous work, agents from the AOPDA frequently present about the concerns and difficulties dealt by the postdoctoral neighborhood, consisting of such groups as:
  • – The National Academies committee that performed the Research study on Research Study Universities (November 2010).
  • – The Graduate Profession Consortium held at Stanford University (June 2011).
  • – The NIH Biomedical Labor force Working Group (June 2011) and.
  • – The National Academies committee on accountable science (August 2012).

A huge thank you to all AOPDA volunteers and fans for the rolethey have played in the AOPDA’s development and success!

The AOPDA has developed and collected such resources as:

  • Recommendations for Postdoctoral Policies and Practices
  • Toolkit on the Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Survival Guide for International Postdocs
  • Family-Friendly Resources for Postdocs
  • The Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook
  • From Ph.D. to Professoriate: The Role of the Institution in Fostering the Advancement of Postdoc Womenand
  • Institutional Policy Database

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