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Policies and Procedures

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Persons with disabilities who have requests for reasonable accommodations should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services.

Human Resources for Postdocs

All postdocs are expected to read and abide by organizational policies (VU or VUMC as determined by the postdoc’s classification) on the appropriate human resources website:

Questions should be directed to either the VU or VUMC human resources postdoc representative:


Postdoc Leave and Time Off Policies

Postdocs have policies that differ from the HR policies at VU or VUMC.

You can view details and a chart based on your job code on the Leave and Time Off page.

Submitting a Fellowship or Grant?

If you are applying directly to an external funding agency for a fellowship or other research funding while a postdoc at Vanderbilt, please review the guidelines for postdocs submitting grants, then tell us about the application you are submitting by completing Fellowship/Grant Submission form.

We appreciate your assistance in helping us track fellowship/grant applications and aid in our data collection and outcomes reporting.

Please submit the Fellowship/Grant Submission Form before the application is submitted to the funding agency.