Welcome to the Postdoc Academy!

Professional Development for the Postdoctoral Community

The Postdoc Academy is a comprehensive online and in-person program built on the National Postdoctoral Association core competencies to support skill development throughout postdoc training, from orientation to next career step.

This program consists of two (free!) online courses built specifically for postdocs. The content uses inclusive, active-learning approaches to serve as a resource for the postdoc audience directly, as well as postdoc offices and associations. The available courses include:

  • The Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a Postdoc (first course)
  • The Postdoc Academy: Building Skills for a Successful Career (second course)

You can check out an overview of both courses’ content here.


The Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a Postdoc

The next offering of our first online course, Succeeding as a Postdoc, launches January 24th on edX. Course registration is now open through the edX platform. If you are also interested in participating in a synchronous Postdoc Academy Learning Session (PALS), please visit our PALS website and complete the form.

Have questions you want to ask the Postdoc Academy team? Interested in meeting other postdocs taking the course? Join us for an Orientation & Launch Party on the first day of the course – register here.

Our Team

The Postdoc Academy is developed by a team at Boston University, Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Northwestern University. Meet our team!