To view descriptions of postdoctoral fellow appointments, visit the Faculty Affairs Office. Additional information, including policies pertaining to Postdoctoral Fellows, is available through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. For general information on Postdoctoral Fellowships, please visit the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) website. Also, please note that DOM requires all postdoctoral fellows be appointed in alignment with the current NIH stipend levels.
Types of Postdoctoral Fellow Appointments
Postdoctoral Fellow, NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment Checklist
Postdoctoral Fellows: Required Paperwork by Appointment Action
|Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment Form(signed by Division Chief)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes, write in "leave of absence"|
|Personal Data Form (with local address)||Yes||if updating||if updating||Yes**||Yes**|
|Request for FNIS (send directly to Payroll)||nonresident aliens only|
|Degree Verification*||recent grads only|
|Letter from home institution verifying appt/salary||visiting appts only||visiting appts only||visiting appts only|
|HR Appt/Position Data Forms||Yes, from original dept|
|Resignation Letter/Non-renewal Letter||Yes|
|HR Appointmment and Position Data Form||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
* Appointees with degrees completed within 6 months of appointment start date must submit proof of completion from institution OR notarized copy of a diploma.
** Not needed if the appointee has worked for the Medical School in the last 6 months in a Research Staff position.