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Birmingham's Region's Field sign.Starting a postdoc comes with a lot of logistics and start up information, and we know this is even more so for international postdocs. UAB has a number of resources to support you in the process of transitioning to your new life as a postdoc in Birmingham.

  • International Student and Scholar Services opens a new website (ISSS) provides insight and support as you navigate the visa process for yourself and any dependents. ISSS also plans events for international scholars and their families to build community and enjoy cultural experiences in Birmingham.
  • The OPE is here as a support for both navigating your appointment as well as your relationship with your mentor. If you would like to speak to someone in the OPE about your transition or a current situation you are experiencing please contact us.
  • The National Postdoc Association (NPA) has created a detailed International Postdoc Survival Guide (pdf) opens a new website that includes information about expectations for the US postdoc experience, ways to build credit while in the US, tips for navigating the visa process, and testimonials from current and past international postdocs.
  • International postdocs are not eligible for US federal funding. However, there are many funding opportunities available for postdocs that do not take citizenship into account.

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