Post-Doctoral Fellows

Local Postdoctoral Affairs Offices

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.


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. The Benefits Summary for Postdoctoral Fellows provides a full overview. The following online videos will help you learn more about your benefits:


The following Harvard resources may provide assistance with housing needs.

Services for you and your family

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, mental health, legal questions, 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.