Stipend & Benefits

The program offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships, reviewed annually. Fellows receive a fixed annual salary. UCAR benefits include health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, mandatory participation in a retirement fund (TIAA), and life insurance. A lump sum relocation allowance is provided as well as an allowance for scientific travel and other support costs.


  • The current salary is a fixed $66,880 in the first year and $68,540 for the second year.  Salaries are adjusted annually in October based on UCAR surveys of like institutions. 


  • Benefits include health and life insurance and participation in UCAR’s TIAA retirement plan.
  • For detailed information on benefits, see UCAR Benefits.


  • If your current residence is more than 50 miles from your host institution, UCAR will provide you with a Lump Sum Relocation Allowance of $5,000.00, before taxes. Please be advised that under Internal Revenue Service regulations all relocation allowance payments are taxed as supplemental income, subject to tax withholding and reporting on your W-2 form. Please see IRS publication 521 for more details:
  • Relocation benefits are also subject to the applicable UCAR Relocation Guidelines and policies.
  • Postdoctorates receive a $8,000 annual allowance for scientific travel and publications each year.