Postdoc Perks

Harvard Perks

  • Postdocs (but not research associates) receive a 20% discount at Sebastian’s Cafe when purchasing items using Crimson Cash. Say “I’m a postdoc here” to get the discount.
  • Postdocs and research associates can get a 50% discounted monthly MBTA pass or $20 per month for bicycling expenses. MASCO shuttles are free with a Harvard ID.
  • Postdocs and research associates who have been at HSPH for at least one year can get reimbursement for gym memberships.
  • Postdocs with children can apply for a child care scholarship.
  • Postdocs can take courses at the Harvard Chan School as non-degree students. Information on taking courses can be found on our teaching and learning page.
  • The Office for Faculty Affairs lists other benefits for postdocs and keeps a separate list of benefits for annual appointees, which includes research associates.