- Receive salaries funded by research grants,
- Are employed as academic or staff personnel, and
- Work under a principal investigator whose research proposal is funded by the government or other external entity.
Because postdoctoral scholars are NOT considered state of Maryland employees, scholars should check with their department of residence to ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed on their behalf.
Postdoctoral Scholars are eligible to participate in the state benefits plans, but through a non-subsidized, direct pay arrangement with the state. Details are available from the departmental business manager, the UHR-Office of Employee Benefits, or the UHR web site.
Dental and Prescription Benefits
Retirement, Life Insurance, and Disability
Postdoctoral Scholars must arrange Retirement, Life Insurance, and Disability coverage (if desired) on their own.
Postdoctoral Scholars do not recieve tuition remission. However, some grants may cover tuition remission. Please check the grant documentation and ask the departmental business manager for the appropriate forms.
Parking is administered at the department level. Consult with the departmental business manager, and then send the appropriate departmental forms to:
Deborah M. Smith-Wiley
Operations Manager, Department of Transportation Services
0123 A Regents Drive Garage
Postdoctoral scholars are NOT eligible for payroll deduction of parking expenses and generally must pay the entire year’s parking fee in advance.
Division of Information Technology and Computer Access
Postdoctoral scholars will be able to get a Faculty / Staff ID and have access to all the computing resources of the university. They will not, however, be eligible for the discounts on software that university employees receive through the software licensing program.
Postdoctoral scholars will have full Faculty/Staff borrowing privileges at the University Libraries.