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Postdoc/Fellow Appreciation Week

To recognize and raise awareness of the significant contribution that postdoctoral and clinical fellows make to the US scientific endeavor, the National Postdoc Association (NPA) has declared the week of September 16, 2019 Postdoc Appreciation Week. NPA members at universities nationwide are organizing events to mark this day.

Here at NIH, we will celebrate Fellows Appreciation Week on most campuses.  We will have events, treats and more, which will include as many of the approximately 3000 NIH postdocs and clinical fellows as can be gathered.

Please join us to celebrate the hard-working postdoc and clinical fellow community we have here at NIH.

ALL Fellows:Gallery of Us project

FelCom would like to celebrate all the great work that you do as trainees at the NIH. We would like to organize a small exhibit of pictures and uplifting stories of us - NIH fellows-- by us (the NIH fellows). Our goal is to highlight the amazing lives of NIH postdocs and fellows. Inspired by the “Humans of New York” webpage, this project aims to capture the spirit and diversity of NIH postdocs. So, let’s show the NIH who we are. Please send us a picture of yourself with a short description about your life as an NIH postdoc. Where are you from? How did you end up at NIH? What do you like about working here? What makes postdoc-ing at the NIH special? What are you the most proud of from your time at the NIH? The pictures will be exhibited at FAES terrace during the Fellows Appreciation ice cream social* on Sept 18 at 3:30 PM at the FAES Terrace. The best picture and story will be awarded* by a career development book (*not paid for with government funds). Please send your pictures (4 by 6 inches; 300dpi) and stories (1 paragraph) by September 12th to . If you have any questions, please send them to .


Sept 16:

FARE Awards Ceremony  from 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Bldg 35A, Rm 620/630.  A photo op and networking event will immediately follow in the Bldg 35A Atrium. Special Interest Group awardees will also be recognized at this event.

Sept 17:

Assertiveness for Scientists: How to Ask for What You Need in the Lab and in Life, Building 40, Room 1201/1203, Sep 17, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The NIH Postdoc/Fellows Association (Felcom) will be hosting a career panel: FelCom Event: Scientific Support Jobs in Academia and/or Industry from 3 PM to 5 PM In Bldg 50.

Sept 18:
ICE CREAM SOCIAL*: Join us and the Scientific Directors as we treat you to an ice cream sundae. 3:30 PM, Bldg 10 FAES Terrace (near the FAES bookstore). Additionally--we will be having an activities fair. Come see all the groups and clubs that make NIH so special. *Ice cream provided by the NIH Federal Credit Union

Sept 21:
Hike the Glover Archibald Trail near Tenleytown. Sponsored by the Visiting Fellows Committee. Everyone is welcome to join us on an easy hike. More info soon.

NCI Events:

 Bethesda/Shady Grove

  • Monday Sept 16th - Coffee and Donuts – Building 37 entrance lobby from 8:30-10:30 am
  • Thursday Sept. 19th - “What I Wish I Knew” - Bldg. 37 room 2041/2107 from 12-1pm and videocast to Shady Grove 2W030
  • Thursday Sept. 19th - Trivia Respite From Lab - Trivia and Networking event at Respite Brewery from 7-9pm


  • Monday Sept. 16th – Coffee and Donuts in 549 Lobby from 8:30-10AM
  • Thursday Sept 19th - “What I Wish I Knew” - 549 Aud. from 12-1pm and videocast to ATRF E-1206
  • Friday Sept 20th – Networking event from 5-7pm at Rockwell Brewery

Baltimore: Check with Roshni rao and Steven heishman for more info

NIEHS: Check with Tammy Collins for more info





2009 Postdoc Appreciation SS Cover

2009 Postdoc/Fellow Appreciation Day

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