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Postdocs and affordability

May 8 2018

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Dialogue, In the News, Initiatives

Throughout the long-range planning process, we have been reminded of the great value that our postdoctoral scholars bring to faculty and to the university. Numerous submissions and white papers also highlighted the fact that postdocs face significant affordability challenges. In particular, the high cost and limited availability of housing and childcare were reported to be significant challenges. Marc Tessier-Lavigne and I will be sharing next steps on the long-range vision for Stanford later this month, addressing a wide range of issues across the university. Today, however, I’m writing about one specific action we are taking to help our postdoctoral scholars. The need for our Principal Investigators to budget for next year makes it important to get this information out as soon as possible.