For Post-Doctoral Fellows

Unique intellectual and academic resources in a vibrant and diverse community await you at Harvard. Depending on your school, there are several offices to help you navigate your experience as a postdoctoral fellow on topics such as grants, training and professional development.

Benefits and other resources

In addition to a total compensation package that is competitive with the very best of our peer institutions, as an eligible postdoctoral fellow at Harvard, you have an array of benefits, services and facilities at your disposal.

Harvard offers a competitive and flexible package of medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits, with monthly health premiums based on salary tier. Make sure you take time to get to know the range of services and resources provided, so that you can take advantage of all that Harvard offers. The following online orientations will help you learn more about your benefits.

Housing help

Harvard has several resources for postdoctoral fellows with housing needs.

Services for you and your family

Whether your child is a newborn or a teenager, Harvard provides services and resources to help you with family challenges like:

Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available anytime for help with family matters, legal difficulties, financial problems, and other issues. Employees and members of their immediate family/household can use the EAP.

Help with problems at work

Most workplace issues can be resolved by working with your Program Manager and/or your local postdoctoral office. But some issues require more problem-solving. A directory of problem-solvers, including the Harvard University Anonymous Reporting Hotline and the University Ombudsman Office, is available at Solving Workplace Problems.

Cultural and entertainment perks

Your Harvard ID is your ticket to culture, both at Harvard and in the Cambridge/Boston area. Your ID gives you access to:

Dine, meet, or entertain at the Harvard Faculty Club.

Trouble with your ID? Contact the Harvard ID Office.