Emergency Grant-In-Aid Funds (for Unexpected Expenses) for Postdoctoral Scholars
Temporary COVID-19 related funding:
Includes, but is not limited to, unexpected travel expenses, costs incurred as a result of performing essential research on campus, or accommodation to unexpected changes in family finances. This is a generous, funding opportunity made available by the provost and SOM Dean. We will do our best to reimburse all reasonable requests. Please note that you may not be awarded the full amount requested due to limited funding of this program.
As of August 19, 2020, office setup requests should be redirected to your department.
Please Note - Emergency Grant-in-Aid funds are not intended for:
- standard living expenses (including routine motor vehicle maintenance and repairs);
- standard medical expenses (e.g., monthly premiums, co-pays, routine dental care, glasses/contact lenses, expenses incurred due to waived dental or vision insurance, etc.);
- elective procedures (this includes fertility treatment and orthodontia);
- medical expenses incurred by seeing an out-of-network provider or for services not covered under the plan - exceptions include compelling medical reasons explained by the referring provider;
- visa or immigration costs (including medical exams);
- legal expenses
- expenses prior to Stanford postdoctoral appointment;
- when other aid has ceased; or
- for research-related expenses (including travel to conferences).
- Postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are eligible to apply.
- Postdocs must be in good standing and their appointment end date must be 90-days or more from the submission date of the Grant-in-Aid application.
- All non-immigrant foreign scholars in J-1 visa status must review their financial needs with an advisor at the Bechtel International Center before submitting an application.
Step 2: From your @stanford.edu email account (webmail.stanford.edu) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by typing "Secure: Grant-in-Aid Application" in the subject line and attaching the following required documentation:
- Required documentation of expenses: complete the Grant-in-Aid Worksheet and attach it to your email along with copies of billing statements and/or receipts (sensitive data redacted). If requesting aid to cover medical or dental costs, actual invoices from the doctor’s office and your insurance policy's Explanation of Benefits (EOB) document are required.
- Postdoctoral Scholars who are married or in a registered domestic partnership must include their and their spouse’s latest income tax return (first page only, with sensitive data redacted). International postdocs who do not have a tax return must provide other documentation proving income (including international funds), marital status and/or dependent status.
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