Express your interest to host the National Postdoc Conference (NPDC) 2025

Host selection applications open 21 May 2024 until 28 June 2024 23:59

The National Postdoc Conference is run every two years in the UK and is an opportunity for postdoctoral researchers to discuss current issues, plan their careers, engage in professional development and suggest ways to improve research culture. Hugely successful conferences have been run by postdocs at the University of Cambridge in 2017, a hybrid event run by London postdocs in 2019, a fully online conference at the University of Liverpool in 2021, and most recently by C-DICE at Loughborough University in 2023.

UKRSA is looking to select the next host of the National Postdoc Conference who will run an event for postdocs across the UK covering a mixture of sessions and workshops. The selection committee will include the co-chairs of UKRSA, a Vitae representative, and former organisers of the NPDC.

If you have questions about your application, please contact Rachael Nicholas, Vitae Membership and Engagement Manager at

To submit your proposal for hosting NPDC 2025, please complete the form below on behalf of your organisation. Short-listed potential hosts will be invited for interview in early July, and the selected host and date of the NPDC 2025 will be announced by the end of July 2024.

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