The University of Iowa uses the general term “postdoctoral scholar” to identify temporary, doctoral-level researchers involved in advanced training at the University to prepare for careers in academia and research. The University recognizes two classifications of postdoctoral scholars:

  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar (HR appointment code FP01)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (HR appointment code FP02)

Any postdoctoral scholar or fellow with an HR designation of either FP01 or FP02 shall be eligible for membership in the UIPDA.

Eligible individuals are considered to be members of the UIPDA immediately upon the start of their postdoctoral training at The University of Iowa. Membership in the UIPDA will end upon termination of the postdoctoral appointment.