Effective December 13, 2016, all individuals with the title of postdoctoral scholar or fellow at Northwestern University must be paid a minimum salary of $47,476. These titles include:
- Postdoctoral Scholar
- NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow (See FY19 NRSA Postdoctoral Stipend levels).
- Postdoctoral Fellow-Department of Education
- Postdoctoral Fellow-Direct Fellowship
- WCAS Teaching and Research Postdoctoral Fellows
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellows are not subject to the minimum salary requirements. Postdoctoral appointments supported by sponsored awards with a salary level above the Northwestern minimum should abide by the policies, requirements and compensation levels outlined by the sponsored funding organization.
Questions regarding University compensation requirements should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.