Benefits & Policies


There are separate sources of benefits for postdoctoral research fellows, depending on postdoc classification:

1) Research Fellows are employees and receive their benefits from Vanderbilt University Human Resources Benefits or Vanderbilt University Medical Center Human Resources Benefits

2) Research Fellow TRAINEES are not employees and receive their benefits through the BRET Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. VU Postdoctoral Trainees insurance is through Gallagher. VUMC Postdoctoral Trainees insurance is through Garnett-Powers. 



Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Postdoctoral Policy including Status, Remuneration, Mentoring, Grievances, Career Advising and Policy Review

VUMC Postdoctoral Leave Policy

Also, Postdoctoral Appointees need to be aware of the following Vanderbilt HR Policies: