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MSU-PDA is a volunteer based organization that depends on the community of postdoctoral scholars here at Michigan State University. 

The MSU-PDA’s mission is to:

  • Help postdocs achieve their professional and personal goals while at MSU.
  • Provide resources for social and career development.
  • Initiate a mutual dialogue with the University administration.
  • Create a well-recognized postdoctoral association community.


  • Congrats to Rachel Henderson, Shao Thing Teoh, and Dou Yue -- winners to the MSU-PDA Spring 2019 Travel Award! Read about their research here.
    • We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Fall Travel Awards (for travel taking place July 1st to December 31st)! Deadline: Friday, April 12th at 5pm EST. Apply today!

Upcoming events:


  • Exploring Careers in Nonprofits: Thursday, Mar 28th from 11:30-1pm in the Food Safety & Toxicology atrium/break room. Guests: Sheril Kirshenbaum (SciDebate, Serving Up Science) and Sarah Pinder (Michigan Nonprofit Association). Lunch will be provided, and space is limited. RVSP today!

Contact Us

By email:

By mail:

Chittenden Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824



Slack (email for invitation)

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