Keeping your research going: Postdocs planning family leave should begin making arrangements early for needed research accommodations. A written research plan can help lay out milestones and expectations for this period and provide a mechanism for discussing leave with a postdoctoral supervisor or collaborators who may be able to help keep a project going.
Kathleen Flint Ehm is the NPA ADVANCE project manager at the National Postdoctoral Association. NPA ADVANCE is supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.