Eligibility / Stipend / Benefits

Eligibility

In order to qualify for this program, postdoctoral fellows must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have received Ph.D. degree or equivalent.
  • Must show scientific potential. This will be judged from their academic record in graduate school, the recommendation of their thesis advisor and other thesis committee members, as well as their ability to explain their research during the interview and brief summary.
  • Must show teaching ability. This will be judged by the clarity of their presentation, their enthusiasm for teaching and for this program, as well as their ability to make known their views during the interview and in response to questions at their seminar.
  • Must have completed no more than 2 years prior postdoctoral training in a research laboratory.
  • Must commit to stay in the program at least 3 years.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

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Stipend

Each fellow will be supported for a maximum of three years. The annual amount of each stipend is based on the recommended stipend levels for individuals receiving support through institutional or individual National Research Service Awards (NRSA). Starting December 1, 2016, fellows will be supported at the NRSA Fiscal Year 2017 revised stipend levels (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-134.html).

Travel Allotment: There is an allotment of $1000 per fellow for allowable travel expenses (transportation, hotel registration, and meals) to scientific meetings. As a general policy, second or third year Fellows should present a poster or talk at each meeting they attend. First year Fellows are encouraged to attend appropriate scientific meetings for professional development and may also submit abstracts for posters or presentations.

Institutional Allotment: This year fellows have $3000 (fiscal grant year is September 1 – August 31) to spend on research and teaching related items. Portable computers, books, teaching supplies, lab supplies and lab equipment are some of the allowable expenditures.

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Benefits

Emory University offers a comprehensive benefits package for all postdoctoral fellows. A summary of the benefits that are generally available to postdoctoral fellows may be found at http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/benefits/index.html. These include, but are not limited to, health care plan, dental plan, vision plan, parking/ transportation, retirement benefits, disability insurance, life insurance, and auto/home owner/renters insurance. Many of the benefits can be paid for on a before-tax basis. Additional questions or concerns should be directed to the Benefits Department or Emory Employee Services at (404) 727-7613.

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