Preparing for Your Postdoc
Pre-arrival & On-boarding
Postdoc Time Off
Time Off Policies
Vacation Days, Holidays, Sick Days and Winter Closure
Compensation & Taxes
Postdoc Housing Considerations
Making the Most of Your Postdoc
Your Individual Development Plan (IDP)
As a postdoctoral scholar, you are responsible for your career trajectory and success, but your Stanford faculty mentors will also provide ongoing mentoring, guidance, and resources, in both scientific and career development, to support you toward your goals.
Click here to navigate your yearly Individual Development Plan (IDP) -- map out your career path at Stanford.
Applying for Grants
The process of applying for research funding supports not only good research, but also develops communication skills and independent thinking. Stanford can help identify funding sources, develop proposals, and manage funding. Note that regardless of funding source, all postdocs must receive at least the minimum salary, and are entitled to benefits. The faculty sponsor is required to supplement any fellowship that does not meet the minimum salary and/or does not provide funding explicitly directed to benefits coverage.
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