Dear Postdoctoral Scholars,
The Affordability Task Force was launched in 2018 to gather input from the Stanford community regarding the cost of living in the Bay Area and potential mechanisms to address specific challenges. The Postdoc Affordability Task Force recommended several strategies to provide need-based financial support specifically for postdocs with dependents, as well as those who might be experiencing financial challenges. The task force recommendations were placed on hold due to the pandemic and associated uncertainty faced by the university. However, we are pleased to let you know that the university is now able to launch some important programs beginning on March 1, 2021. This is a brief overview and summary of the next steps.
VPGE servers the post doctoral community alongside OPA.