The Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity are competitive programs intended to increase the diversity of the academic research community at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Both organizations seek to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experiences, research experiences and employment backgrounds will contribute significantly to their academic missions.
Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at either Penn or CHOP. STEM applications are encouraged.
- Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents
- Graduate students from Penn and other institutions who have completed, or will complete their requirements for Ph.D. by the Fellowship start date of July 2021
- Postdoctoral scholars from other institutions who have completed their doctoral degree within the last two years
- Professional applicants (M.D., D.M.D., V.M.D., J.D., etc.) within a year of completing their post-degree professional training
- Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn or CHOP are ineligible for this program
Application deadline: November 15, 2020
Fellows starting in July 2021 will receive a stipend of $54,000 a year in year 1 with $2,000 increases in years 2 and 3. Additionally, the fellow will receive annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000), and a one-time relocation expense of up to $5,000. The University and CHOP also provide a medical, vision, dental, and life insurance benefits package.
Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research and professional skills.
The program is designed to provide postdocs with time to focus on research and publishing activities that will enhance their career prospects for either a faculty appointment in an academic institution or in other sectors of the economy such as industry, government, or nonprofit organizations.
Start dates will be arranged in consultation with the faculty mentor and will begin as early as July 2021.