With approximately 275 postdoctoral scholars and fellows, the UIPDA advocates for constructive changes in the professional and administrative policies that affect the lives of postdocs and their dependents. Our postdocs come a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Below are resources to help our sub-communities navigate their experience as a UI postdoc.

The UIPDA leadership partners and regularly meets with several departments on campus to support and improve your postdoctoral experience. We also coordinate with leadership Shared Governance and trainee organizations to combine efforts on issues related to our training experiences and our temporary employee status. Please let us know how we can better support you or advocate on your behalf.

INTERNATIONAL POSTDOCS (***2020-2021 featured community)

International Postdocs are an important part of our community. Over 50% of all postdoctoral fellows and scholars are international, and the UIPDA strives to be an active part of your journey at the University of Iowa. Please refer to the Graduate College's International Postdoc Resources | Graduate College - The University of Iowa (uiowa.edu) to find important information that will help you transition to your new life at the University of Iowa! Do you have questions about your visa? The International Student and Scholar Services | International Programs (uiowa.edu) is ready to assist you before and after your arrival to Iowa City | The University of Iowa (uiowa.edu)

POSTDOC PARENTS (***2021-2022 featured community)

Check out this resource guide for information about campus services and external resources to support you during your postdoc experience. See also this audio transcript from our recent postdoc parent resource panel.


NEW POSTDOCS (in development)