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Start Date, Stipend, Benefits, Resources, Background Checks

The start date for the fellowship is variable and depends upon the position and the timing of the fellow’s completion of the dissertation and internship. Positions may begin as early as July 1 and as late as the third Monday in September. Start dates can be negotiated.
The stipend is $40,442 for the 2015-2016 training year. Fellows may pay a parking fee (site dependent), and are eligible for health, dental, and optical insurance.  They also have an option to obtain life insurance. Further, they have access to a flexible spending account program, which can be used for medical and/or childcare purposes. Fellows employed by Emory also receive 15 days of vacation and 12 disability/sick leave days. Fellows employed by CHOA receive 15 days of leave (sick & vacation) and up to 6 weeks of short-term disability.  Fellows observe holidays as observed in their primary placement. 
As employees or affiliates of Emory University, all Fellows have access to the libraries, gym ($25/month for Emory gym or reduced rates at local athletic clubs), and the wealth of educational and cultural activities offered by the University. Fellows have easy access to computers and relevant computer software, email, internet, and methodological/ statistical consultation. There is adequate office space, supplies, and testing materials to support the work of each of the Fellows.

Emory, Grady and CHOA require criminal background checks and drug testing as a condition of employment. All postdoctoral fellows must also complete orientation and pre-employment health assessments, background checks, and drug testing through Emory, Grady, and CHOA. It should be noted that final acceptance into our program is contingent on passing the background check, finger printing, etc., that is required at each of the institutions associated with the program. For the CHOA locations, this includes no use of nicotine.