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Postdoctoral Policies

Office of Postdoctoral Education

Postdoc Benefits

Postdoctoral scholars who are paid salaries from Mizzou funds, including grants and contracts, and are classified as university employees and receive the same health, leave, educational assistance and retirement benefits as faculty and staff.


There are eight (9) official paid MU holidays each year. These are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Holiday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (2 days) and Christmas Day.


Faculty Postdoc Resources

Postdoctoral Grants and Fellowships

MU Postdoctoral Grants and Awards

Here’s an extensive list of External postdoctoral fellowships you might be eligible to apply for.