Training Resources

AAMC - Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors

Faculty and Administrators

Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Dean Harrington provides graduate students and postdocs with advice and support for all aspects of their training. If a student has a departmental issue, they should contact her via email at [email protected].

University Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office provides independent and confidential resource for faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and associates, graduate students and medical students with concerns arising from their work and studies at Brown. 

Health and Wellness

Crisis Support

Concerns about immediate harm or threats should reach out to the Department of Public Safety

Faculty/Staff Assistance Program

Brown's Faculty/Staff Assistance Program provides a range of support services for trainees, including confidential counseling, financial consultation, and health and wellness tools.

Worklife/Wellness at Brown

Brown University supports the well-being of trainees by providing a range of programs and services  - from childcare resources to homeownership programs.

Family and Housing Resources


The Office of Auxiliary Housing manages an off-campus housing service that provides listings of privately-owned apartments and rooms for rent. 

Family Resources

Postdocs are eligible for childcare subsidies, back-up care for children and adults, and many other services designed to support Brown families.  Trainee parents can also connect with other families via the Graduate Students and Postgrad Parent Listserv

Parking and Transportation

Trainees are able to ride Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) buses and trolleys at no charge. Members of the Brown Community can use the shuttle service to travel to sites on College Hill, the Jewelry District, and select affiliated hospitals. Access to Brown's parking facilities is managed by the Office of Transportation and Parking Services.