Community Resources

For non-emergency AeroAstro Departmental help and support:

Please find useful department and MIT resources below.

  • Tax and Tax Treaty Information for Postdocs – International Postdoctoral researchers may be eligible for coverage by a tax treaty, however, application of tax treaty coverage is not automatic. You must complete the appropriate forms, which can be collected from the MIT Payroll Office. If you are unsure of your eligibility to be covered by a tax treaty, please email with your name, MIT ID and country of tax residence, and someone will get back to you with information on your eligibility.
  • Sick and Vacation Time – MIT offers a variety of paid and unpaid time off options for individuals who need time away from work to manage personal, medical, or family issues. Paid time off includes vacation and sick time. If you plan to take time off, please notify your supervisor and the Human Resources Administrator (HRA) with as much advanced notice as possible. You are required to update your vacation tracker and sick leave tracker every month.

Suggestion Box

We encourage you to share your ideas, comments, and suggestions — your feedback is valuable to us and will help us better understand the needs of the department!

Please feel free to submit your feedback anonymously or with your name attached. We review all submissions regularly and take your suggestions seriously. If you have an idea or concern, we want to hear it!

Please note: While we welcome your feedback, this suggestion box is not the appropriate place to report serious concerns or allegations, such as incidents of discrimination, harassment, or other violations of policies or laws. If you need to report a serious concern or allegation, please refer to MIT’s reporting paths.

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