Postdoctoral Affairs

This section provides an overview of the benefits and services related to postdoctoral appointments at Brown.

Please note, benefits eligibility is determined by your postdoctoral appointment type. Additional information on benefits for each appointment type can be found on the sidebar menu of this page or in the benefits summary document below.

If you have any questions, please find the postdoctoral contact in your division here and contact them, or email the Office of University Postdoctoral Affairs.

Benefits Summary Document

This summary aims to familiarize full-time postdoctoral appointees at Brown with available benefits and services. Additionally, it serves as an aid for postdoctoral appointees to compare benefits across different appointment types at the University. 

Please note:

  • In all cases, the actual provisions of each benefit plan will govern if there is any inconsistency between this general summary and Brown’s formal plans or contracts. Brown University reserves the right to change or terminate the benefits described here at its sole discretion.
  • OUPA strongly encourages you to share the document URL instead of downloading a PDF of it and distributing that copy. This is because OUPA will update the document as needed, and the "Last updated" date on it will change accordingly. 

Benefits Summary Document

Benefits for Postdoctoral Appointees

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Learn about benefits for Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs) here.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Learn about benefits for the two types of Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs), PDF-NRSA and PDF-Direct Pay, here.