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PostDoctoral Fellowships and Traineeships are an opportunity for researchers to train in a new field and/or techniques. Within the PNB department, postdoctoral researchers have access to world-class facilities and different funding opportunities to make the best of their time within the department. You can find available positions for postdocs through the Open Positions Tab above or by contacting a professor you are interested in working with.

The Graduate School has oversight of UConn policies and practices for postdoctoral associates on the Storrs and regional campuses. As such, services offered within the Graduate School are available to all postdoctoral fellows and trainees. Individuals interested in work at UCHC should connect with their Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Funding Resources

Funding for your postdoctoral training can be a time consuming process. Please pay special attention to different requirements and eligibility as they tend to be different for different granting agencies. Once you have decided to submit your fellowship application, please check with your department administrator to determine whether there are any UConn requirements or signatures needed before submission.

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Postdoc Research Fellowship or Research Associate?

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: A Postdoctoral Research Fellow conducts research supported by an individual fellowship award (ex. National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship) or institutional training grant (ex. NIH/NSF Training Grant).

Research Fellows receive a stipend as a condition of the award/grant. They do not receive payment for services performed and are not considered employees of the University. Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Trainees are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Postdoctoral Research Associate: A Postdoctoral Research Associate is a researcher is associated either with an individual research grant awarded to a UConn faculty member or other University employee as the principal investigator from an external sponsor or with departmental/school resources that is paid by the University. The individual is an employee of the University and is compensated for services performed.

The terms and conditions of Postdoctoral Research Associate appointments, including compensation, time off, and other benefits, are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Additional information about paid time off benefits for Postdoctoral Research Associates is available on the Human Resources website. Additional questions about benefits for Postdoctoral Research Associates may be directed to

Connect With Other Postdocs

PostDoc Listserv

Stay current with UConn events for postdocs, fellowship and job postings, and more.

Subscribe to the PostDoc Listerv

On Facebook

UConn has an active Postdocs group on Facebook, which brings together postdocs across departments at UConn. Feel free to get in touch with other UConn postdocs through this group with any questions you have about being a Postdoc at UConn.

International Postdocs

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) supports the greater internationalization of the University of Connecticut through the development and delivery of services and programs that help our international students, scholars, faculty and staff accomplish their academic and professional goals at UConn.

To learn more about ISSS, please visit their website.

Join The National PostDoc Association

UConn is a Sustaining Member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), making individual memberships for UConn postdocs free. Membership in the NPA grants individuals with training resources, connects them with other postdocs, and other member-only resources.

Finding a PostDoc Position

All postdoctoral positions at UConn are appointed individually by UConn faculty members. There are multiple avenues of inquiring about positions.

  • Contact individual faculty members with your area of interest.
  • Consult the UConn Human Resources site for postdoctoral openings.
  • Consult job boards such as naturejobs and sciencejobs listings for UConn advertisements.