The University of Michigan PostDoctoral Association – UMPDA – is a volunteer organization whose main objective is to represent the interests and issues of postdoctoral fellows at the University of Michigan. We are dedicated to improving the postdoctoral experience for postdoctoral fellows throughout their tenure at the University of Michigan.

As the largest collective postdoctoral organization within the University of Michigan, we serve as a forum to identify and address specific concerns of the postdoctoral fellows. We understand our responsibility to the U-M community and will freely provide our knowledge and resources to all doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows to the best of our ability.

We are always looking for people who would like to volunteer or join the UMPDA Board and contribute to building up a well-connected network of postdoctoral fellows.