Stipend Levels for FY03
recent developments have led to a revised approach to guidelines
for stipend levels for Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs). These events
include: (1) a proposed new set of NIH guidelines for NSRA (National
Research Service Awards) postdoctoral stipends that involve substantial
annual increases above present levels (it is presumed that NIH
expects these new levels to be implemented for NIH FY02 for all
PDFs supported on NIH grants); (2) the potential lack of supplements
for existing NIH research grants to accommodate the new stipend
levels; and (3) the minimal increases in grants awarded by NSF
and other federal agencies. As a result fiscal realities have
created increasingly disparate financial situations for faculty,
depending upon their source of support. In view of these considerations,
the recommended minimum stipend levels are no longer based
on NIH guidelines.
is important to remember that recommended stipend levels represent
minimums. Penn investigators are also expected to comply with
any postdoctoral stipend guidelines that are promulgated by their
sponsors, if these sponsor-specified guidelines exceed the Penn
minimum stipend levels.
Stipend Levels for Penn FY03
FY: July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003)
postdoctoral fellows, with no prior experience at Penn, will be
paid a minimum of
This represents a 3% increase above the minimum for FY02.
for all years are:
continuing postdoctoral fellows will receive an increase of at
least 3% above their present stipend levels.
should be adjusted upwards during the course of the Penn fiscal
year, either at the time of the annual postdoctoral reappointment,
at the time of the annual grant renewal, or at the beginning
of the NIH fiscal year.
Schools can set their own stipend levels above those recommended
in this revision.
FY03, University of Pennsylvania postdoctoral stipend levels
apply to all postdoctoral fellows.
postdoctoral policy, no one should hold a postdoctoral position
at the University of Pennsylvania for more than five years.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 17, January 8, 2002
January 8, 2002
Volume 48 Number 17
Jonathan E. Rhoads, provost emeritus and pioneering professor
of surgery, leaves a legacy after a life-long career at Penn.
Services will be held on January 12.
Alvin Rubinstein, professor of political science, died December
18 after teaching here for 44 years.
Rodin welcomes back the Penn community and encourages participation
in the MLK celebrations and community service projects.
other organizations founded by Benjamin Franklin participate
fourth annual celebration of his life on January 17.
Susan Fuhrman will be recommended to the Trustees for reappointment
as dean of the Graduate School of Education.
FinMIS and in with BEN
Financials as Penn rings in the new year as a successful
upgrade to a new, web-based purchasing environment is complete.
no longer permitted for purchases from suppliers who are in
the new Penn Marketplace; BEN
Buys is the new system for placing orders.
Stipend levels for FY03 are no longer based on NIH guidelines.
Sexual Harassment Policy is published OF RECORD to familiarize
the University community with the resources available for resolving
Drives this month target faculty, staff and students.
students and postdoc fellows interested in pursuing the academic
job market are invited to the sixth annual series beginning
Way campaign announces the winners of the week four and
week five raffles. Week six winners and the grand prize winner
will be in next week.