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The annual appointment/reappointment of Postdocs requires Dean's Office approval prior to the effective date.

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Appointment of Foreign Nationals

University Policy for Postdoctoral Fellows

Patent Policy

Minimum Stipend

Postdoctoral Tax Changes (effective January 1, 2011)


99-2 Form (pdf) (Word)

Participation Agreement

Post Doctoral Health Coverage


Sample Letters

Appointment Letter (for initial appointment)

Reappointment Letter (for reappointment with the same mentor/project(s))

Terminal Appointment Letter (for final year appointments)

Termination Letter (for termination due to unsatisfactory performance or loss of funding) Three months notice is required for termination.


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· Postdoc Database

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