Postdoc Appreciation Week Events

Events to Celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021

MIT Postdoctoral Services in the Office of the Vice President for Research celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021 with these events designed to inspire and support postdoctoral scholars across the Institute.


Monday, September 20, 2021 – 1:00 pm


Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – 1:00-3:00 pm

  • In-person  Headshot Clinic, providing MIT postdocs with professional photos for your career
  • Photographer: Justin Knight
  • Hosted by MIT Postdoctoral Services
  • Register for Headshot Clinic


Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – 1:00pm


Thursday, September 23, 2021 – 11:00-12:30

  • Virtual  MIT Postdoc Resource Fair and call for nominations for the inaugural Excellence in Postdoc Mentoring Award
  • Welcome remarks: Maria Zuber, MIT Vice President for Research
  • Hosted by MIT Postdoctoral Services
  • Register for the MIT Postdoc Resource Fair


Friday, September 24, 2021 – 2:00 pm

For more National Postdoc Appreciation Week events, visit the National Postdoc Association web site.


Maria Zuber Welcomes Postdocs to MIT

Each September, MIT celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Many departments, labs, and centers host events in their areas. The Vice President for Research co-hosts, with the Deans of the School of Engineering and School of Science, an invitation-only appreciation luncheon for all resident postdocs and faculty members. Typically, over 400 postdocs and faculty members enjoy animated conversations, a barbecue lunch, and a jazz trio.

If you are an MIT postdoc or faculty member, you will receive an invitation to the next luncheon. Vice President for Research Maria Zuber and the incoming MIT Postdoctoral Association President will provide welcome remarks. PDA officers will circulate to answer questions and encourage participation in committees.