The Office for Postdoctoral Affairs oversees the following appointment types:
- Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates
- Postgraduate Fellows and Associates
- Laboratory Associates
- Visiting Fellows
Please visit the links to the left for information about these appointment types. Visit the Academic Appointee Administration page for a list of administrative offices that process faculty appointments.
Below are non-faculty appointment types that are administered by other offices at Yale.
Minors in the Lab
To appoint a minor (students between the ages of 16 and 18), please visit http://provost.yale.edu/faculty/policy/minors-in-labs. Minors are appointed through the Office of the Provost or the Dean’s Office in the professional schools.
Visiting undergraduates (VSRs)
To appoint a non-Yale undergraduate, please visit http://provost.yale.edu/faculty/policy/visiting-students-in-labs. Undergraduates are appointed as Visiting Students in Research (VSR) through the Office of the Provost or the Dean’s Office in the professional schools.
Visiting graduate students (VARs)
To appoint a non-Yale graduate student, please visit https://gsas.yale.edu/admissions/non-degree-programs/visiting-assistant-research-var. Graduate students are appointed as Visiting Assistants in Research (VAR) through the Graduate School. [Exception: Visiting graduate students to the School of Medicine may be appointed as postgraduate fellows or associates.]