The Family Friendly Working Group ( has established a reimbursement system for the Postdoc Caregiver Fund. For the 2024 calendar year, the Postdoc Caregiver Fund is $75,000, with biannual distributions in May and November. With this fund, we aim to distribute meaningful assistance to Postdocs in the most need. The enrollment questions will allow us to distribute these funds equitably. 

Please start your enrollment by filling out the intake form. This will direct you to the enrollment form. This was designed to make sure that everybody has the opportunity to enroll. Incomplete submissions will be flagged and you’ll be contacted with reminders. The deadline to submit responses is 5pm March 29th, 2024.

Eligibility and amounts given will be need-based according to the criteria below and determined after all responses are collected. You must have been a UW Postdoc during the enrollment period and have a current active UW appointment as of payment (11/25/23). Please email if you’re not sure about your eligibility status. 

The deadline to submit responses is 5pm March 29th, 2024. You will hear back from the Family Friendly workgroup by April 1st, 2024. If you have any questions or want to join our working group, please email the Family Friendly workgroup.

2024 enrollment schedules:

First enrollment period:

  • Enrollment closes: 03/29/24
  • Expected UW payment: 5/25/24 paycheck

Second enrollment period:

  • Enrollment closes: 09/30/24
  • UW issues payment: 11/25/24 paycheck

Description of credit assignment (add all credits):

Each postdoc caregiver: 0.5 credits / month of employment during enrollment period
Single caregiver status: 0.5 credit
Additional credit per dependent:

  • < 1 year- 1
  • 1-3 years- 0.9
  • 3-4 years- 0.73
  • 5 years- 0.25
  • 6+ years- no additional credits

Income: scale up to 1 based on all responses