Postdoctoral Resources

Northwestern offers a broad range of resources to support the work/life and family needs of postdoctoral fellows. Below is a summary of postdoctoral resources, coordinated by the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources & other University partners. For more information, or to set up a one-on-one consultation, contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.

Parenting & Childcare

Resources to support postdoctoral fellows who are parenting at any stage, from new parents to school age and beyond.

New Parents

Finding Childcare

Search for child care providers, child care resource & referral services, priority enrollment child care centers, summer camps and more.

Childcare Centers - Offering priority enrollment & fee assistance to the Northwestern community.
Near the Evanston Campus:

Near the Chicago Campus:

Paying for Childcare

Child care fee assistance, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Backup Childcare Reimbursement Program, and more.

Center-Based Backup & Drop-in Childcare

Centers that offer special consideration for Northwestern families, for when regular care arrangements fall through.

Community & Family Resources

Opportunities for families to connect with community resources, events, and activities.

By Location:

Evanston & Northern Suburbs

City of Chicago

Lactation Rooms

Locating lactation rooms on campus, requesting WildCARD access, and lactation room schedules.

Senior & Adult Care

Assistance, advice, connections and support for Northwestern employees caring for senior & adult loved ones.


Relocation support, consultation, and resources for new arrivals.

Wellbeing & Support

Supporting social, emotional, and physical wellbeing for Northwestern postdoctoral fellows & their families.

Workshops & Learning

Workshops on work/life & family topics, requesting a workshop for your school or department, and more.

University & National Postdoctoral Resources