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Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships & Opportunities [top]

Read advice about fellowships & funding.

General Research Areas

American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Fellowship

ASEE-NSF Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Underrepresented Minority Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Graduate Fellowship Program

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

Kaiser Permanente Burch Minority Leadership Development Award

L'Oreal USA Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women in Science

National Cancer Institute Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22)

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation:

New America Media Fellowship Program on Health & Environmental Health for Ethnic Media Journalism: 2010 2011 2012

Point Foundation Scholarship (no age or advanced degree restriction)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: New Connections Grants

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship (archive)

William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Minority Mentoring Supplement

Institution-specific Funding

Alliance for Building Faculty Diversity in the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships
Alliance universities: Arizona State University, Howard University, Iowa State University, North Carolina State University, University of Arizona, University of Iowa & University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Alliance NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes are (listed alphabetically): American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), Institute for Computational & Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), Institute for Mathematics & its Applications (IMA), Institute For Pure & Applied Mathematics (IPAM), Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI), Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), National Institute for Mathematical & Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI/IAS), & Statistical & Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI).

Baylor College of Medicine:

Binghamton University: Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard Postdoctoral Research Opportunity Diversity Initiative

Brown University:

California Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship

California Institute of Technology Moore Foundation Diversity Grant Postdoctoral Scholars Fund

Carleton College Women's & Gender Studies Program LGBT Studies Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship

Carnegie Mellon University President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Center for Population Research in LGBT Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

Colorado Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity

Columbia University:

Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges Postdoctoral Fellowship (CFDLAC):
Agnes Scott College, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Bowdoin College, Bryn Mawr College, Carleton College, Centre College, College of Wooster, Colorado College, Denison University, DePauw Unviersity, Dickinson College, Gettysburg College, Goucher College, Grinnell College, Hamilton College, Harvey Mudd College, Haverford College, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Kalamazoo College, Lafayette College, Lawrence College, Luther College, Macalester College, Mount Holyoke College, New College of Florida, Oberlin College, Pomona College, Reed College, Rhodes College, Scripps College, Sewanee: The University of the South, Skidmore College, Smith College, Southwestern University, St. Olaf College, Swarthmore College, Trinity College (Hartford, CT), University of Richmond, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Willamette University

Cornell University Provost's Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Program

Creating Connections Consortium Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Duke University:

Educational Testing Service:
Sylvia Taylor Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Educational Measurement

Emory University:

Georgetown University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies

Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellowships:

Hope College HHMI Postdoc Program for Preparing Future Faculty

Howard University Postdoctorate Supplemental Funding

Indiana University Faculty Fellowship Program

Iowa State University AGEP Postdoctoral Fellowship

IRACDA: Institutional Research & Academic Career Development Award
Combined traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience (institution listed below) with teaching opportunity at a minority-serving institution. To conserve space, only the participating research institution is listed below.

Johns Hopkins University Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory:

Maricopa Community College: Faculty Internship (archive)

Massachusetts Maritime Academy: Postdoctoral Diversity Teaching Fellowship

Miami University Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor & Heanon Wilkins Fellow

Michigan State University Provost Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (search within newsletter)

New York University Postdoctoral Program for Academic Diversity

Northeastern University STEM Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Ohio State Univ College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Diversity Postdoc Fellowship Program

Old Dominion University Postdoctoral Position in Gay Cultural Studies Endowment Campaign

Pennsylvania State University:

Pomona College: Mellon-Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship (bottom of page; Read about it)

Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts:
Disciplines: African Studies, Latino Studies, South Asian Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Rochester Institute of Technology: see IRACDA

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey:

San Jose State University Multicultural Postdoctoral Residency

San Mateo Community College District: Faculty Diversity Internship Program

Santa Clara University Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow

Smithsonian Institution Latino Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship

Stony Brook University:

Suffolk University: Provost Fellow

Sweet Briar College Honors Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (archived site)

Syracuse University Chancellor's Faculty Fellowship

Translational Genomics Research Institute: Mentor-Based Minority Postdoc Fellowship in Metabolic Diseases

Trinity College (Hartford, CT) Ann Plato Fellowship

University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of California, Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of California, Davis Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of California, Irvine Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of California, Los Angeles:

University of California, Merced Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego:

University of California, San Francisco:

University of Chicago Provost's Career Enhacement Postdoctoral Fellowship

Univ of Colorado-Boulder Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity

University of Connecticut: Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Delaware President's Diversity Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Illinois at Chicago WISEST Postdoctoral Research Associate for Academic Diversity

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

University of Iowa Diversity Postdoctoral Research Scholar Appointment

University of Kentucky Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Maryland Baltimore County:

University of Maryland College Park President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of Michigan:

University of Minnesota:

University of New Mexico:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of Notre Dame Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of Pennsylvania:

University of Rochester:

University of Rhode Island: Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biological Sciences

University of San Diego: Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of San Francisco:

University of Southern California Women in Science & Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin: see IRACDA

University of Texas at El Paso Postdoctorate Supplemental Funding

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: see IRACDA

University of Wisconsin - Madison:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship with an Emphasis on Interprofessional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Care for Veterans

Vanderbilt University:

Wake Forest University

Wayne State University: Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship Program

Westminster College Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows

Yale University:

Professional Societies [top]

Many science professional societies offer at least some type of conference travel awards for postdocs. This section is quite incomplete and so a work in progress.

DiverseScholar Science Writers conference Diversity Travel Fellowship

American Association for Cancer Research Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

American Astronomical Society Annie Jump Cannon Award

American Diabetes Association Mentor-Based Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship

American Educational Research Association (AERA) & Educational Testing Service (ETS) Fellowship Program in Measurement

American Nurses Association: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Minority Fellowship Postdoctoral Program

American Philosophical Society: Phillips Fund Grant for Native American Research

American Physiological Society Minority Travel Fellowship Awards

American Political Science Association: Fund for Latino Scholarship

American Psychological Association:

American Society for Cell Biology Minorities Affairs Committee Travel Awards

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB):

Gordon Research Conferences: Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship

Infectious Diseases Society of America: Colin Powell Minority Postdoc Fellowship in Tropical Disease Research

Keystone Symposium Underrepresented Minority Scholarships

Phi Beta Kappa Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship

Society For Neuroscience Scholars Program

Society of Family Planning Research Fund: Changemakers in Family Planning grant

Society of Toxicology Women in Toxicology Special Interest Group Postdoctoral Fellow Achievement Award (select from menu)

Affinity Groups [top]

Below are those academic groups where you can find other postdocs and junior PhD professionals. This section is quite incomplete and so a work in progress. We also have our own contact database of diverse postdocs; but, this is only available for internal communications that include announcements from our advertising clients.

Find more affinity groups on our Diversity Stakeholders page that lists institutionalized "501c3" organizations.

Minority Education & Career Exposure affinity group of Policy Fellows from the American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Indian Philosophy Association

Association of Underrepresented Minority Fellows (formerly Association of UNCF/Merck Fellows)


Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR)

Coalition for the Advancement of Blacks in Biomedical Sciences

Columbia University: Minority Postdoctoral Coalition (archived site)

Computing HispanicPhD Mailing List

Duke University Diversity Postdoc Alliance

Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN)

Emory University Minority Postdoctoral Council

Indigenous Women in Science Network (archive)

Jewish Alliance for Women in Science (JAWS)

Johns Hopkins University Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee
     formerly Minority Postdoc Alliance

Latina Researchers Network

Minority Biomedical Scientists of Harvard University

National Institutes of Health:

National Postdoctoral Association: The Diversity Committee structure (archived site) has been replaced by Diversity Officers.

National Science & Technology News Service (African American community) @TheDarkSci

Sisters of the Academy

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Society of Young Black Philosophers

Speakers of Color in Bioengineering

Stanford University Black Postdoc Association

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Minority Postdoc Alliance (archived site)

University of Pennsylvania: Biomedical Postdoctoral Council's Diversity Committee (archived site)

University of Washington Postdoc Diversity Alliance

Washington University in St. Louis: Diversity Postdoctoral Association (archived site)

Majority Fellowships [top]

There are too many "majority" fellowships to list here. Instead, perform searches at sites such as the following:

AAAS ScienceCareers: Grants & Funding links Postdoctoral Life

National Institute of Health

National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

Policy Fellowships

Also see Congressional Asian Pacific American, Black, & Hispanic Caucus Fellowships listed above.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Roster of many other Policy Fellowships

Postdoc Preparation Workshops & Visitation Events [top]

DiverseScholar Postdoc Preparation Workshop at the SACNAS 2012 conference

FASEB/MARC 2007 Experimental Biology Postdoctorate Preparation Institute

Georgia Institute of Technology College of Engineering Focus Fellows

HU-UTEP Postdoctorate Preparation Institute    (Read article)

NCAR & CU Colorado Diversity Initiative Postdoctorate Preparation Workshop

USCF AGEP Postdoc Bootcamp    (Read article; See slide presentation)

Washington University of St. Louis Diversity Research Scholars Visit

Postdoc Career Development Workshops [top]

Academic workshop jointly organized between:

American Physiological Society Writing & Reviewing for Journals

American Society for Cell Biology Minorities Affairs Committee: Junior Faculty/Postdoctoral Developmental Workshop

Clarkson University: Early Career Colloquium in Bioscience Crossing Disciplines

COACh (Oregon) Professional Skills Training Workshops for Minority Graduate Students & Postdocs

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC): Transitioning to Faculty Life

Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research in an alliance with the Coalition to Diversify Computing: Discipline-specific Mentoring Workshops

FASEB/MARC Leadership Development & Grant Writing Seminar Program

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Mendez Postdoc Symposium

Health Equity Leadership Institute

Howard University: Preparing Future Faculty Summer Institute

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Path of Professorship

NIH NIAID: Bridging The Career Gap For Underrepresented Minority Scientists workshop

NIH NIDDK: Network of Minority Research Investigators workshop

  • 2014 workshop
  • 2012 archived site Videos: Day 1 Day 2
  • 2010 archived site & video presentations.
  • NIH NINDS Grant Writing Workshop for Diversity Investigators

    North Carolina State University: Building Future Faculty Program Workshop

    Northeastern University: Future Faculty Workshops

    Rice University: Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position

    Rochester Institute of Technology: Future Faculty Career Exploration Program Workshop

    San Diego Lab Management Symposium

    Texas A&M University: Roadmap for a Successful Academic Career

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County:
    Faculty Horizons Workshop for Aspiring STEM Faculty

    University of Michigan:

    University of Toledo: A FORWARD to Professorship Program

    University of Washington: Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroSciences (BRAINS)

    Virginia Tech Future Faculty Development Program

    Yale University: Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)

    Industry Opportunities [top]

    Genentech Postdoctoral Program (Read article)

    Novartis NIBR Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

    BIO Minority & Indigenous Fellows Program

    Dow Chemical Company: Building Engineering & Science Talent (BEST) Symposium

    Procter & Gamble: Focusing on Industrial Recruitment of Scientific Talent (FIRST) Conference; formerly Research & Technical Careers in Industry (RTCI)

    Welcome Tech Diversity Readers!

    Our EquitableTech project and website are in development. Learn about our tech diversity activities from the links below. We have proudly sponsored Tech Inclusion, Tech Intersections, AlterConf: Diversity in Tech & Gaming, and the Tapia Diversity in Computing conferences.

    Announcing EquitableTech: Open Source Skills Training of Minority Students
    Abstract Our 2018 STCBP RESPECT Lightning Talk is announcing a new diversity initiative -- EquitableTech -- for open source skills training of Black and Latino computer science students. With seed funding from a Kapor Center GRIT grant, we are planning one-day introductory workshops about open source software (OSS) modeled after the OpenHatch college campus program. However, our workshops will target minority serving institutions to encourage OSS diversity. Furthermore, we will conduct a survey of minority computer science students to assess knowledge of and interest in OSS. As an introduction, this paper briefly reviews the news reports and the scant empirical literature about OSS diversity.
    From our 2018 RESPECT conference paper. We are seeking OSS volunteer facilitators for the first workshop in Houston, TX in April. Questions: [email protected]

    #AlterConf Tweet Storify Archives

    Articles & Media

    Apple Diversity Forgets Latinos

    Tech Industry Diversity: Do Not Forget Latinos (video)

    Opportunities in Open Source at the Tapia Conference

    Introducing Tech Workforce Diversity Initiatives to the Tapia Conference

    Redefining Bilingual at #LATISM13: the Power of Learning to Code

    A #MinorityImmersion Solution to Disrupt #TechDisparities


    2015 OSbridge: Advice for Navigating Minority STEM Communities to Open Up Open Source

    2015 NCWIT: Increasing Ethnic and Gender Diversity in Open Source Communities

    2014 Tapia: New Diversity Interventions for the Tech Workforce & Entrepreneurs

    2013 LATISM: Student Software Coding Experiences for Future Latino Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurship Opportunities [top]

    Below we highlight diversity funding & professional development opportunities in the area of entrepreneurship especially for "tech" startups. See for general info.

    African American Entrepreneurs in Technology Summit

    Ascend Project bootcamp for Open Source technology

    Avion Startup Accelerator for Latinas

    Blacks In Tech (archive)

    Black Startup crowdfunding (archive)

    BUILDUP Accelerator

    Code for Progress fellowship @codeforprogress

    CODE2040 Entrepreneur in Residence Program

    Crowdismo crowdfunding (archive)

    Dev Bootcamp Levo & Diversity Scholarships

    DreamIt Access (launching minority-led startups)

    Flatiron School female & minority scholarships

    FOCUS100 Startup BootCamp

    Galvanize Bootcamp Jesse Jackson Scholarship Read about it

    General Assembly Opportunity Fund

    Hub101 Accelerator Read article

    Kingonomics Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Investment, & Crowdfunding Conference

    Latino Startup Alliance (archive) & Summit (archive)

    LATISM Latino2

    Manos Accelerator

    NewME Accelerator

    NewU Startup Camps

    Nuevo Labs Startup Accelerator

    OpenHatch open source training

    Sabio Developer Bootcamp


    Startup PDX Challenge 2014: Inclusive Innovation (Portland, OR)

    Telegraph Academy Developer Bootcamp

    Roster of travel awards to tech conferences:

    Women-focused developer/programmer resources. Selected examples:

    Science Communication & Social Media [top]

    Presentations and Slideshows

    Professional Societies

    Conferences & Events

    Professional Development & Learning Resources

    Science Blogs

    Diversifying Subject Matter Expert Sources Using Diversity STEM Profesional Societies

    Books, Surveys, Websites, etc [top]

    AAU/AAAS: Handbook On Diversity & Law: Navigating A Complex Landscape

    Academic Jobs Wiki discussion bulletin board

    ACS Women of Color in STEM Resources

    American Physiological Society: List of Professional Skills for Physiologists & Trainees

    American Society for Cell Biology WICB: Career Advice for Life Scientists, Volume I/II & Volume III

    Arizona State University: CareerWise website (Inside Higher Ed description)

    Baylor College of Medicine: Beyond the Beakers

    Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Moving On: Managing Career Transitions

    Council on Undergraduate Research: How to Get a Tenure-Track Position at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution

    Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    HERC is a non-profit consortium of over 650 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non- and for-profit organizations. Consortium members share a commitment to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives.

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Making the Right Moves:
    Guide to Scientific Management

    Individual Development Plan (IDP) using myIDP (Read article)

    Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) webinar: Preparing & Applying for a Postdoc Position (description & handouts)

    National Academies of Science (NAS): National Research Council (NRC; 1969): The Invisible University: Postdoctoral Education in the United States

    NAS NRC (1981): Postdoctoral Appointments & Disappointments

    NAS COSEPUP 2000: Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists & Engineers: A Guide for Postdoctoral Scholars, Advisors, Institutions, Funding Organizations, and Disciplinary Societies

    NAS COSEPUP 2014: The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited

    NAS: Bridges to Independence: Fostering the Independence of New Investigators in Biomedical Research

    NAS: Collaborative Website to Improve Postdoctoral Training

    National Postdoctoral Assocation (NPA): Resources

    Sigma Xi: Postdoc Survey website; report; video

    last updated 30-May-2019