Mission Statement

The UIPDA acts as a representative on behalf of all University of Iowa postdoctoral scholars and postdoctoral fellows in matters associated with their professional and social well-being.

Our goals are to:

  • Build a University-wide community of postdocs by promoting social and professional interaction
  • Provide support for research training and professional development
  • Advocate for constructive changes in the research environment and in policies that affect the lives of postdocs and their dependents
  • Act as a liaison between University postdocs and University entities that interact with or impact the postdoctoral community