MIT Policies and Procedures

All members of the MIT community are expected to comply with all Institute Policies and Procedures, most of which can be found in MIT's Policies and Procedures, A Guide For Faculty and Staff Members.

Highlighted below are subsets and summaries that are particularly relevant to postdocs. Please also visit the VPR website, where all policies related to research are available.

Academic Research Staff Appointments: Provides definitions and key policies related to postdoctoral positions at MIT

Salary and Benefits


Postdoc Involvement in Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Teaching and Taking Courses

Research Integrity and Compliance : Includes resources and best practices for avoiding research misconduct or general misconduct, and information about addressing problems and complaints

Research Policies and Procedures : Includes guidance on intellectual property, human and animal subjects, outside professional activities, use of MIT name and logo, conflict of interest, and more

Relations and Responsibilities with the MIT Community : Provides guidance on a wide range of topics including harassment, complaint and grievance procedures, and access and accommodations for those with disabilities

Consensual Relationships Policy : January 2018

Memo on Consensual Sexual or Romantic Relationships in the Workplace or Academic Environment, January 2018