Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Applies to: Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows

I. Policy

Since postdoctoral research training is a valuable educational path for scholars in certain academic fields, the University provides opportunities for individuals to be appointed as Research Fellows or Senior Research Fellows while receiving such training.  Each Fellow’s hiring unit should assign a tenured or tenure track instructional or research faculty member to provide mentorship to him or her.

 II.  Regulations and Definitions

A.  Titles and Term of Appointments


Who Holds Copyright at or in Affiliation with the University of Michigan

Applies to: All Faculty and Staff

This policy promotes the University of Michigan’s scholarly, academic, and service missions by establishing a framework for who holds copyright at the University. Because the University is committed to academic freedom, it strives—despite the legal default—to place copyright with the creators of scholarly, academic, and artistic works. Moreover, this policy encourages and does not limit the rights and abilities of people to make “fair uses” or other lawful uses of copyrighted works.


Acquisition, Use and Disposition of Property (Exclusive of Real Property)

Applies to:
  1. Overview

    Personal property is acquired and used in the University by faculty, staff, students and visitors for the support of activities of the University and may not be used for personal, for-profit activities or illegal purposes. All personal property owned by the University of Michigan (either through direct purchase or transfer) must be controlled within the following policies of acquisition, use and disposal.


Institutional Data Resource Management Policy

Applies to: All Departments and Units of the University

    The University of Michigan's institutional data1 resource, by definition, practice, and intent, is a University asset. This SPG establishes policy for the management of University institutional data (as defined below) and the responsibilities for the protection of those data.


Fiscal Responsibilities

Applies to: All Departments and Units of the University
I. Purpose
This policy provides a summary of the key fiscal responsibilities required by the University.  Each employee is responsible for financial controls relevant to his/her role at the University.

Workers’ Disability Compensation

Applies to: All Employees
  1. Overview

    The University of Michigan provides Workers’ Disability Compensation benefits for all employees who sustain injuries or occupational illnesses out of, or in the course of, employment in compliance with state law.
    Effective management of Workers’ Disability Compensation claims requires a team effort on the part of all areas of the University and benefits are administered by Work Connections, the University’s integrated disability management program.

Alcohol and Drug Policy

Applies to: All faculty, staff, students, and visitors
  1. Policy

    The President of the University has overall responsibility for the implementation and administration of this policy. The President and his/her designee will provide management of this policy and will generate a biennial review of the institution’s alcohol and other drug program as required by law.