The Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) Program was established to accommodate scholars with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to pursue their research and professional interests on the Berkeley campus. The VSPA Program strives to, among other things, foster a robust postdoctoral community and enhance the postdoctoral experience at Berkeley; continue efforts to better understand the training and development environment offered to postdoctoral appointees; ensure that the educational needs and career interests of the postdoctoral scholars are being met; provide oversight and support of the Berkeley Postdoctoral Association, a campus professional society that fosters a professional network amongst the approximately 1200 postdoctoral appointees; and provide on-going training of campus staff and faculty who work with visiting researcher scholar and postdoctoral appointees.