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Establishing a Framework For Your Individual Development Plan: 1. Discipline-specific Conceptual Knowledge. 2. Research Skills. 3. Communication. 4. Professionalism. 5. Leadership and Management. 6. Responsible Conduct of Research.

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has established six core competencies to offer guidance to individual postdoctoral scholars who must seek out relevant training experiences, in collaboration with mentors, institutions, and other advisors who provide this training. Visit the NPA’s website to learn more about each Core Competency.