Through your association with CU Boulder, you have access to free memberships. You are automatically a member of the Postdoctoral Association of Colorado Boulder (PAC Boulder). If you would like to serve as a member of the PAC steering committee, please send and email to

National Postdoc Association

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) provides advocacy and toolkits for postdocs, mentors and institutions. To sign up, click on this link and follow the registration process. Once you click “Submit” the NPA Membership Manager will review your Affiliate membership within five working days, and you will receive an email when it has been approved.

As an NPA Affiliate Member, you are entitled to these benefits:

  •  to NPA e-alerts, a periodic news announcement, and The POSTDOCket, the NPA’s official monthly newsletter
  • Reduced registration fees to the NPA Annual Conference & eligibility for the NPA travel award program
  • Access to members-only NPA web content, such as career planning resources and policy information
  • Access to NPA member groups to connect & network with fellow NPA members
  • Discounts to some services and products.  
  • Opportunities to serve and contribute your expertise on a variety of NPA committees
  • National representation on postdoctoral issues

Other Membership Opportunities

The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) offers networking events, seminars and workshops to its members.

Other memberships available on campus include the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Association for Women in Science, and Sigma Xi.