Below is a listing of Yale and external resources that can provide information on everything from working at Yale to living in New Haven.
Resources for Work, Academic, and Personal Life
- Health insurance benefits are available through Yale, based on your appointment status: fellow or associate. Fellow health benefits are different from those available to Yale Associates. A Yale Postdoctoral Fellow is a postdoc who has his/her own funding, such as a fellowship. If your fellowship does not include benefits, Yale offers health plans specifically for fellows . Associates are postdocs whose salaries are paid directly by Yale, usually from funding sources of the postdoc’s faculty adviser. Associates are Yale employees, and thus eligible for benefits.
- The Yale Off-Campus Housing Office has listings for area rentals. If you are accessing the listings from a computer outside Yale, you may need a user ID and password to access the listings. Please contact the Postdoc Office for to obtain these.
Living in New Haven
- Yale & New Haven
- INFONewHaven offers a downtown map and guide and lists cultural events, bookstores, activities for kids, museums, etc.
- Free Yale shuttle services offer a convenient means of transportation across the New Haven area. Please visit the Yale Shuttle Services for more details.
- Parking spaces are available on a limited basis. Contact the Yale University Parking Services for information on eligibility and availability.
Employment & Tax Information
- Please visit this page for important information regarding postdoctoral income and taxes.
Resources for International Students
- Office of International Student and Scholar Life at Yale (OISS)
- Social Security: International scholars often have questions regarding obtaining a Social Security card. The Social Security Administration web site may answer some of these questions.
- Visa Information:The Yale Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) assists Yale faculty and staff in bringing international scholars to campus for a variety of purposes. The OISS advises on immigration matters, issues visa documents, and provides information and guidance on a wide range of issues such as employment of spouses, health insurance, taxes, language courses, and general information about Yale and the New Haven area.