Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholars

April 2011

Scheduled Monthly Payments Available in ePay

We are pleased to let you know that you can set up Stanford ePay for scheduled monthly payments. You may find this functionality useful for paying your monthly health care premium charges on your University bill.

Your bill can be viewed by logging into ePay via the Axess homepage. Go to, click on the Stanford ePay link under ‘Quicklinks’ on the left side of the homepage; click ‘View Accounts’ and then ‘University Bill’ from the left navigation bar. Outstanding balances will be displayed by term. Detailed information regarding your postdoc insurance premium charges can be viewed by clicking on the Term directly.

To set up a monthly payment, go to Stanford ePay via the link on the Axess home page. Then,
• Choose ‘Scheduled Payments’ from the navigation bar on the left
• Click the ‘Schedule new payment series’ button
• Enter the payment information into the fields prompted and click ‘Continue’
• Enter the appropriate banking information into the fields prompted and click ‘Continue’
• After verifying the accuracy of the information input, click ‘Confirm’
• A receipt will display. Click the ‘Print’ icon on the upper right if you want a hard copy.

NOTE: Please be aware that payments made to University accounts are allocated to the oldest charges first. So, please continue to review your University bill monthly and pay any amounts owing that will not be covered by the scheduled payment. Otherwise, the scheduled payment may pay another outstanding charge and not the health insurance premium charge.

If you notice that your account has any outstanding Graduate Tuition or Medical Tuition charges, please contact your department administrator for review. For School of Medicine scholars, this fee will be paid on your behalf by the Dean; for other schools, departments, the registration fee will be paid by the faculty mentor or department.

If you have any questions about setting up monthly payments, please contact the Student Services Center. The instructions above are also included in askJane for your future reference.


Student Services Center & Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

2011-2012 Minimum Postdoc Salary/Stipend Levels

To: Faculty Mentors, Staff, and Postdoctoral Scholars

From: Rania Sanford, Assistant Dean, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Re: Minimum Postdoctoral Scholar Salary/Stipend Levels for 2011-2012

The Vice Provost for Graduate Education Patricia Gumport and Provost John Etchemendy have approved new minimum postdoctoral research scholar salary/stipend levels for 2011-2012, after recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Postdoctoral Affairs chaired by Dr. Michael Longaker.

The University will continue with a salary/stipend increase to postdoctoral scholars. The new minimum levels reflect a 1% baseline increase, across all pay steps. This increase took into account cost of living in the bay area for food, transportation, personal items and housing, the extent of fellowships available to scholars who are funded externally, and the shrinking funding sources available to faculty mentors. Recommendations are also compared with NIH guidelines.

On October 1, 2011, active postdoctoral scholars must receive salary/stipend that is equal to or above the minimum that is appropriate to them based on the years and months of experience. This means that postdocs who are currently receiving the minimum support must receive a step increase in their pay starting October 1, 2011 that reflects their postdoctoral research experience. Departments should review their records prior to October in order to determine any necessary adjustments in the new fiscal year.

For more information:
Funding policies and procedures:
Postdoc 2011-2012 salary/stipend guidelines:
Downloadable PDF of the 2011-2012 Table is at
Downloadable 2011-2012 Funding Calculator online at

For questions:
Please contact the appropriate staff in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for your school:
School of Medicine: Alistair Murray:
Schools of Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, Earth Sciences and Education: Tammy Wilson:

Direct general questions to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Request Category: Student Services. Request Type: Postdoctoral Affairs

Stanford Medicine Resources:

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