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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 & 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
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:

Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard Postdoctoral Research Opportunity Diversity Initiative

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

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

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
Participating institutions:
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

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 & Academic Career Development Award
The programs combine a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to develop teaching skills through mentored assignments at a minority-serving institution. 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

  • Northeastern University STEM Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • Ohio State University College of Social & 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

    Stony Brook University:

    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 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Metabolic Diseases

    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:

    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 Biological Sciences

    University of San Diego: Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

    University of San Francisco: Ethnic Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship

    University of Southern California Women in Science & 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, & Abolition Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

    Professional Societies [top]

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

    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


    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 & so a work in progress. We focus on those academic groups where you can find other postdocs & 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 & 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

    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 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

    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 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: 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

    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 Michigan:

    University of Toledo: A FORWARD to Professorship Program

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

    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!

    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 resource list of opportunities for adults.

    #AlterConf Tweet Storify Archives

    Articles & Media

    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 funding & 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

    Avion Startup Accelerator for Latinas

    Blacks In Tech

    Black Startup crowdfunding

    BUILDUP Accelerator

    Code for Progress fellowship @codeforprogress

    Crowdismo crowdfunding

    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 & 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)

    Telegraph Academy Developer Bootcamp

    Roster of travel awards to tech conferences:

    Women-focused developer/programmer resources. Selected examples:

    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

    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

    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: Resources

    Sigma Xi: Postdoc Survey website report video

    last updated 8-Nov-2015