Childbirth Accommodation for Doctoral Students

Doctoral student women who are anticipating childbirth and have Graduate Student Researcher (GSR), Teaching Assistant (TA), Associate In appointments, or Fellowships/traineeships may be excused from regular employment duties for a period of up to six weeks without loss of financial support.  

View the policy and petition form: Support for Student Parents

Paid Leave for Pregnancy Disability, Childbirth and Related Medical Conditions:

The cost of a childbearing leave for a Graduate Student Researcher must be paid by the faculty’s grant. Upon request, the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs will consider offering reimbursement for a GSR substitute for up to 6 weeks.