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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 Young Professional Fellowship

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship

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 and 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

William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Minority Mentoring Supplement

Institution-specific Funding

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

Baylor College of Medicine:

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Postdoctoral Research Opportunity Diversity Initiative

Brown University: Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women: Postdoctoral Fellowships

California Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship

California Institute of Technology Moore Foundation Diversity Grant Postdoctoral Scholars Fund

Carleton College Women’s and Gender Studies Program LGBT Studies Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship

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
About 40 participating institutions including:
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 and 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

Duke University:

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

Emory University:

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 and Academic Career Development Award
These teaching postdoctoral fellowships are available through training grants. The programs combine a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to develop teaching skills through mentored assignments at a minority-serving institution. To conserve space, only the participating research institution is listed.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory:

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

Ohio State University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Postdoctoral 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.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey:

San Jose State University Multicultural Postdoctoral Residency

Santa Clara University Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow

Smithsonian Institution Latino Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

Syracuse University Chancellor’s Faculty 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 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of California, Merced Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (website pending)

University of California, Riverside Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of California, San Diego:

University of California, San Francisco:

University of Chicago Provost’s Career Enhacement Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Colorado-Boulder Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity

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 Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity

University of Michigan:

University of Minnesota:

University of New Mexico:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

University of Notre Dame Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of Pennsylvania:

University of Rochester:

University of Rhode Island: Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genetics (archived)

University of San Diego: Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of San Francisco: Ethnic Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Southern California Women in Science and Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Texas at El Paso Postdoctorate Supplemental Funding

University of the Pacific Diversity Fellows Program

University of Wisconsin - Madison:

Westminster College Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows

Yale University: Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Professional Societies [top]

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

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) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) Fellowship Program in Measurement

American Nurses Association: Substance Abuse and 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

FASEB Society Resources for Underrepresented Minority Scientists

FASEB/MARC Postdoctoral Professional Development and Enrichment Award

FASEB/MARC Travel Awards for Scientific Meetings & Conferences
About 30 eligible events including:
ACSM Regional Meetings, American Association of Immunologists, American College of Sports Medicine, American Society for Bone & Mineral Research, American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Society for Human Genetics, AMP/ASIP Association for Molecular Pathology, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), ASIP Summer Academy, Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities, Biomedical Engineering Society, CSHALS, Endocrine Society, Environmental Mutagen Society, Experimental Biology (APS, ASBMB, ASPET, ASIP, ASNS, AAA), Genetics Society of America, ISCB-Latin America (Regional), ISMB/ECCB (ISCB), Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, Protein Society Symposium, Rocky Bioinformatics Conference (ISCB Regional), SACNAS, Society for Developmental Biology, Society for the Study of Reproduction, Teratology Society

Gordon Research Conferences: Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship

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

Keystone Symposium Underrepresented Minority Scholarships

Phi Beta Kappa Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship

Society For Neuroscience Scholars Program

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

Affinity Groups [top]

This section is quite incomplete and so a work in progress. We focus on those academic groups where you can find other postdocs and junior PhD professionals. 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 new Diversity Stakeholders page.

Minority Education and 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

Comuniciencia Network (science communication in spanish) @rComuniciencia

Computing HispanicPhD Mailing List

Culture Dish (diversity in science writing) @CultureDish

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 Minority Postdoc Alliance

Latina Researchers Network

Minority Biomedical Scientists of Harvard University

National Institutes of Health:

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP);
Read about their conference.

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 and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Society of Young Black Philosophers

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Minority Postdoc Alliance

University of Pennsylvania: Biomedical Postdoctoral Council’s Diversity Committee

Washington University in St. Louis: Diversity Postdoctoral Association

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

National Institute of Health

National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

Policy Fellowships

Also see Congressional Asian Pacific American, Black, and 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 and Reviewing for Journals

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

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

Committee on Institutional Cooperation: 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 and Grant Writing Seminar Program

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

NIH NIGMS Workshop for Postdocs Transitioning to Independent Positions: Advancing Biomedical Research Workforce Diversity:

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 Toledo: A FORWARD to Professorship Program

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

Industry Opportunities [top]

Genentech Postdoctoral Program (Read article)

Novartis NIBR Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

BIO Minority and 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 and Technical Careers in Industry (RTCI)

Welcome Tech Diversity Readers!

We are proud to sponsor the AlterConf: Diversity in Tech & Gaming events organized by Ashe Dryden. Our non-profit DiverseScholar has a tech diversity project under development. Meanwhile, see our tech diversity Articles & Events below as well as our tech entrepreneurship resources directed at our STEM doctoral graduate student and postdoc readers of the website.


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

A #MinorityImmersion Solution to Disrupt #TechDisparities

Birth of a New Developer Bootcamp to Catalyze #TechInclusion

(More DiverseScholar original articles)

(Tweet archive about STEM & higher education diversity)


2013 Latinos in Tech Innovation & Social Media (LATISM) session:
Student Software Coding Experiences for Future Latino Entrepreneurs

2014 Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing session:
New Diversity Interventions for the Tech Workforce & Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Opportunities [top]

Below we highlight funding and professional development opportunities in the area of entrepreneurship especially for “tech” startups. The initiatives below have a diversity emphasis. See for general info.

African American Entrepreneurs in Technology Summit

Ascend Project bootcamp for Open Source technology

Blacks In Tech

Black Startup crowdfunding

Code for Progress fellowship @codeforprogress

Crowdismo crowdfunding

Dev Bootcamp Levo & Diversity Scholarships

DreamIt Access (launching minority-led startups)

Flatiron School female and minority scholarships

FOCUS100 Startup BootCamp

General Assembly Opportunity Fund

Hub101 Accelerator Read article

Kingonomics Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Investment, & Crowdfunding Conference

Latino Startup Alliance and Summit

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)

Travel awards to tech conferences

Women-focused developer/programmer resources. Selected examples:

Books, Surveys, Websites, etc [top]

AAU/AAAS: Handbook On Diversity And The 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 and 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 and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Making the Right Moves:
A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty

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

Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) webinar: Preparing and 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 and Disappointments

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

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

National Postdoctoral Assocation: