University Benefits for Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral scholars and fellows (HR Job Codes FP01 and FP02) are eligible for a number of University benefits and services. Questions regarding access to your University benefits should be directed to the service providers below. For general questions about services and your postdoctoral experience at Iowa, please contact the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars in the Graduate College (

University Benefits

University Services

  • University Counseling Service – Postdocs(FP01/FP02) are eligible for free individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling, outreach programming, support groups, and consultation services.
  • Transportation & Parking - Postdocs (FP01/FP02) are eligible for parking privileges in Hancher, Finkbine, and Hawkeye Commuter lots, as well as a discounted city bus pass. To purchase parking and/or bus passes, contact the Parking and Transportation office, located at 120 N. Madison Street, 319-335-3824. The UI Cambus provides free bus service to the UI campus.
  • Family Services – Provides information and resources for childcare, new parent resources, elder caregiving, veteran/military families, and flexible work arrangements.
  •  Course Audit - Postdocs at University of Iowa (FP01/FP02) are eligible to audit one University of Iowa course per semester without being assessed tuition and mandatory fees for that course. To qualify for this benefit, the postdoc's supervisor must verify that auditing the course will contribute to his or her professional development in their current position.
  • Office of the Ombudsperson - A resource for any member of the university community with a problem or concern. They provide informal conflict resolution, mediation services, and advocacy for fair treatment and fair process.