University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

Call for Applications

THE PROGRAM: The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS: Fellowships are awarded for research conducted under faculty sponsorship on any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The University awards 15-20 postdoctoral fellowships every year. The annual award provides a salary of $41-50,000, depending on the field and level of experience. The award also includes health insurance, vision and dental benefits, 4 weeks of paid “time off” and up to $4,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a 12-month period, renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must hold or receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship.

APPLICATION: Online application is available on the web at:

Applications Due: November 1, 2012

Further Information:
President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
University of California
Division of Equity & Inclusion
102 California Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1508
(510) 643-8235
[email protected]

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last updated 26-Jul-2012