Training Postdocs

Policies + Benefits

Benefits for postdocs at Brown vary depending on employment classification.  At Brown, there are 2 different types of postdoctoral appointments:

1) Postdoctoral Research Associates are paid a salary that is funded by a Principal Investigator and are considered employees of the University. As such, they have access to all of the benefits available to University employees. 
Information for Postdoctoral Associates (link to Human Resources document)
Postdoctoral Research Associates Eligible Support Services (link to Human Resources document)

2) Postdoctoral Research Fellows have been awarded an individual fellowship and are paid a stipend from an outside organization. They are not considered employees of the University, but have access to some of the benefits available to University employees. Note: Insurance premiums can be subsidized by the fellow's institutional allowance (if one is available) or by available non-federal funds from the Principal Investigator or the Department.
Information for Postdoctoral Fellows (link to Human Resources document)
Postdoctoral Fellows Eligible Support Services (link to Human Resources document)

Specific policies also may vary depending on your Department. 

  1. If your appointment is in one of the Departments in the Division of Biology and Medicine, you can find more information in the following links:

     2. If your appointment is through the School of Public Health, you can find more information in the following link:

     3. If your appointment is with any other Department, you fall under the Dean of Faculty and you can find more information in the following links: