At Princeton, our benefits program is designed to advance your goals on campus and beyond. In putting together Princeton’s competitive array of benefits, the University has taken a holistic approach to supporting you as a scholar and as an individual. As you explore what is available to you and your family, our Office is available to help you consider your options and navigate programs housed within our office and with our campus partners. University-Wide Benefits Visit Human Resources for a Benefits Eligibility Tool that provides detailed information about benefits based on classification, duty time, and/or visa status. Be sure to review the collection of benefits designed for families. Health Benefits-eligible employees enjoy comprehensive yet flexible health insurance plans and competitive dental, vision, and prescription drug plans that address individual needs. Wellness Princeton takes an expansive view of wellness, from physical and mental health to financial planning and tools that facilitate work-life balance for you and your family. Retirement & Financial Plan for your future and make the most of today with competitive retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, income protection, financial planning help and more. Additional Benefits Audience - Any -FacultyVisiting FellowsPostdocsAcademic ProfessionalsVisitorsEmeriti Category - Any -FamilyFundingHousingLeavesMovingOffice SpaceOther Class of '59 Junior Faculty FundThis fund helps junior faculty with one-time grants when unexpected opportunities or situations arise. Coaching Support for New ParentsThe Dean of the Faculty offers up to ten confidential, personalized coaching sessions with Leader Academic for professorial faculty who become parents through birth or adoption. Dependent Child Care Travel FundFunds are available to help professorial rank faculty members and senior lecturers with children more easily attend professional meetings and engage in research involving travel. Dual Career AssistancePlease contact Karen Haskin regarding dual career assistance. Gerald M. Mayer, Jr. Class of 1951 Faculty FundTo support faculty professional development, this fund may be used for language training, travel to attend professional meetings and other activities. Henry Family FundThis fund provides assistance for faculty recruitment expenses such as travel, relocation and other expenses, especially in support of diversity. Housing for Academic ProfessionalsAcademic professionals may be eligible for rental and ownership opportunities on or near campus. Housing for FacultyFaculty members may be eligible for University rentals, Princeton's mortgage loan program, and additional housing programs. Housing for Visiting Faculty and Visiting Academic ProfessionalsPrinceton University is committed to maintaining and strengthening its identity as a residential institution providing faculty and staff with rental and ownership opportunities on or near campus. Please contact Housing and Real Estate Services for more information about your housing options. Housing for Visiting FellowsThe Department through which you are appointed may be able to assist with housing arrangements. Humanities and Social Sciences Research FundIndividual discretionary research funds are available for all faculty members (full, associate and assistant professors) in the Humanities and Social Sciences not receiving annual discretionary research funds in excess of the $5,000 minimum from any other university source. Internal Research Grants for Academic ProfessionalsAcademic professionals, including postdoctoral research associates, may apply through their departments for research grants from various funds or programs in specific areas or departments. Internal Research Grants for Faculty J. Douglas Brown FundThis fund is designed to assist faculty who would benefit from unusual, one-time grants when unexpected opportunities or situations arise. Learned Society Fund for Academic ProfessionalsSeek reimbursement of transportation and hotel expenses for conferences or learned society meetings. Learned Society Fund for Emeriti & RetireesEmeritus faculty remain eligible for the Learned Society Travel program, which provides reimbursement of transportation and hotel expenses for conferences or learned society meetings. Learned Society Fund for FacultyThe University assists regular full-time faculty members with travel to meetings of learned societies or conferences once during the academic year. Leaves for Scholarship for Academic ProfessionalsUnder certain circumstances, professional researchers may be relieved of regular research responsibilities to pursue new or unusual projects. Leaves for Scholarship for FacultyA generous leave program allows faculty to be relieved periodically from normal teaching and other University duties in order to pursue scholarship. Moving/Relocation Expense ReimbursementNew full-time regular (not visiting) appointees to the faculty may be provided with a contribution to the costs of moving furniture and personal effects to the Princeton area. National Postdoctoral AssociationThe NPA provides resources and networking opportunities for postdocs in the United States. Sign up with your Princeton email to gain free access to NPA membership. Office Space and Administrative Assistant ServicesThe departmental chair or the program director has the responsibility of assigning office space and administrative assistant services to individual faculty members. The chair or the director is also responsible for the funds, facilities, equipment, and supplies assigned to the department or program, subject to such consultation with respect to its use as may be customary in the department or program. Reimbursement While on LeaveIn limited circumstances, the Dean of the Faculty will approve reimbursement of expenses incurred while a faculty member is on leave of absence. Russell B. Newton Faculty Support FundDesignated for one-time faculty development opportunities, this fund supports faculty members who are conducting special projects such as workshops and seminars for which there is no other means of support. Tenure Clock Extension for New ParentsAssistant professors who become parents before their final year receive an automatic, 1-year tenure- clock extension for each child. UCRHSS (University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences)The University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UCRHSS) provides small grants to eligible faculty members in the Humanities and Social Sciences to support their research and scholarly work. UCRHSS (University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences) for EmeritiThe University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UCRHSS) provides small grants to eligible faculty members in the Humanities and Social Sciences to support their research and scholarly work. Unpaid Parenting LeavesProfessorial rank faculty members who are parents are eligible for up to a year of unpaid parenting leave. Workload Relief for Faculty who Give BirthIn tandem with Workload Relief for New Parents, faculty who give birth are eligible for an additional semester of teaching relief in the semester they are due to give birth. Workload Relief for New ParentsFaculty who are primary caregivers to newborn infants or newly adopted preschool children are eligible for a semester of full teaching relief, or two semesters of half-time teaching relief.