Through a series of interactive online discussions led by the NPA, the summit seeks to identify barriers – and find paths forward – in the greater postdoctoral community that significantly and/or disproportionately impact international scholars.
Although the number of postdoctoral scholars in the United States today who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents now comprises a strong majority (58 percent), these individuals face high barriers to success that demand greater attention and understanding. Roundtable discussions are currently planned on a variety of topics of interest to the international postdoctoral community featuring representatives from government, industry, nonprofits, and academia.
From greater understanding of the immigration process, to improved methods of surviving the transition to the United States beyond one’s research, this summit is designed to shine a spotlight on issues that often create both anxiety and feelings of isolation for international postdocs. It is the hope of the NPA and its allies that these conversations will lead to further discussions about specific issues and actions toward greater equity for international scholars in the postdoctoral community.
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