Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association

Formed in 1998, the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association (VPA) serves as a platform to bring together and support the Vanderbilt postdoctoral community.


All Vanderbilt-affliliated postdoctoral fellows and trainees (VU and VUMC) are welcome to participate in the VPA. The VPA is supported by The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

See News and Events below for details on upcoming meetings and events. If you have agenda items for the monthly meeting or wish to serve as a member of a VPA committee, please email postdoc(at)

You are invited to visit our Resources page, which includes a number of curated Resource Letters and links to other helpful resources for postdocs. 

Informal Postdoc Events

Are you looking to connect with other postdocs? Looking to set up a happy hour gathering? Looking to join a writing group? Looking to find people to go climbing, hiking, cycling or to get together to play board games with?

Join the VPA Slack Channel to connect with postdocs from all across campus!

Additional Ways to Connect