Oct 152020
 October 15, 2020

The Family Friendly Working Group (familyfriendly@uaw4121.org) has finalized a reimbursement system for the Postdoc Caregiver Fund. For the 2022 calendar year, the Postdoc Caregiver Fund will be $50,000, of which $25,000 will be distributed in May 2022 and $25,000 will be distributed in November 2022. 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 this 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.

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 the payment period (5/25/22 or 11/23/22). Please email if you’re not sure about your eligibility status. 

Please submit responses by April 18th, 2022. You will hear back from the Family Friendly workgroup by April 25th, 2022. If you have any questions or want to join our working group, please email the Family Friendly workgroup.

2022 enrollment schedules:

First enrollment period ($25,000):

  • Enrollment opens: 02/01/22
  • Enrollment closes: 04/18/22
  • UW issues payment: 5/25/22 paycheck

Second enrollment period ($25,000):

  • Enrollment opens: 07/01/22
  • Enrollment closes: 10/17/22
  • UW issues payment: 11/23/22 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