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NPA Publications & Resources

The NPA works to develop resources to support international postdocs working in the United States.

  • International Postdoc Survival Guide
    A comprehensive survival guide for enhancinge the experience of international postdocs in the United States (Members only).
  • A Quick Guide to Visas
    An overview of the visa process and common issues for international postdocs in the U.S.
  • White Paper on Visa Reform
    The NPA has issued a White Paper on immigration reform, "International Postdoctoral Researchers and Their Importance to the Advancement of U.S. Science, Technology and National Security," calling on U.S. policy makers and agency leaders to consider changes to laws and regulations governing international postdocs.
  • Legal Seminar for International Postdocs
    NPA Sustaining Members are elgible to host a Legal Seminar for International Postdocs at no charge other than providing the space (and refreshments if you like).
  • International Fellowships & Grants
    The fellowships or awards listed here in the International Fellowships & Grants as of December 2010 document have been put together by members of the International Postdoctoral Fellows Grants/Fellowships project. The goal of the list is to inform international postdocs interested in applying for funding about the available opportunities. The list mainly focuses on postdoctoral fellows in the early part of their training. Although care has been taken in preparing the list, please check the fellowship website for updates or changes to deadlines, requirements or conditions for eligibility. Fellowships with an asterisk (*) are for postdoctoral fellows of a specific nationality.
  • Click here to read "Beginner's Guide to Income Guide to Income Taxation for International Postdocs."

Other Recommended Resources

Mentoring International Postdocs: Working to Advance Science & Careers
An online module available from the federal Office of Research Integrity, developed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, an NPA member institution.

banner_150_56EURAXESS Links is a networking tool for European researchers in the USA. Follow this link for more information on European researchers in the United States.


International Graduate Students: Conflicts between Security and Science in the Issuing of Visas
A slide presentation by John V. Richardson Jr., Ph.D., Associate Dean, UCLA Graduate Division

Congressional Research Service report "Immigration of Foreign Nationals with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degrees." - May 11, 2012


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