Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholars

Verification Requests

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) can verify dates for postdoctoral appointments of individuals who were appointed through Stanford University.

Postdoctoral Appointment Verifications: Please fax OPA a request that includes the postdoc's name, appointment dates and a signed authorization to release information from the postdoc to our secure fax at (650) 725-6106. If you need a form, please use OPA's verification request form.

Postdoctoral Benefits Verifications: Please send to the Postdoc Benefits team at their secure fax at (650) 723-7766.

Postdoctoral Loan Deferments: Please send OPA a signed authorization to release information (verification request form) to our secure fax at (650) 725-6106.

Postdoctoral Home or Auto Loan Documents: If you are a postdoc needing appointment data for home or car loan paperwork, please work with your departmental postdoctoral administrator.

Please note: OPA cannot verify fellowships for Stanford University Hospital programs, HHMI, SLAC, or other types of appointments or employment.

How to verify other types of appointments and/or employment at Stanford:

“A Stanford postdoctoral scholar is a non-matriculated trainee, in graduate student status, in residence at Stanford University pursuing advanced studies beyond the doctoral level in preparation for an independent career. Postdoctoral Scholars are appointed for a limited period of time and may participate on Stanford research projects and/or may be supported by external awards or fellowships. In all cases, their appointment at Stanford is for the purpose of advanced studies, research and training under the mentorship of a Stanford faculty member.”  From:


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