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The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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Application Deadline: November 1st 2021

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, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold or receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their discipline (JD, MD, MFA, DVM, EdD, etc.) from an accredited university.

Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship and work authorization is possible for successful applicants through a process which would be managed by the International Students and Scholars Office with the support of the UC faculty mentor on their home campus. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexuality, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Procedure

Candidates in all fields are evaluated by faculty reviewers in their own fields and in related fields. Faculty reviewers will evaluate candidates according to their academic accomplishments, the strength of their research proposal, and their potential for faculty careers that will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity through their teaching, research and service.1 Faculty reviewers also may consider the mentor’s potential to work productively with the candidate and commitment to equity and diversity in higher education.

In evaluating the candidates’ potential to contribute to diversity and equal opportunity through their academic careers, faculty review committees may consider the following criteria:

Teaching and service

(Applicants are encouraged to address these points in their Education Background Statement)

Applicants who have the potential to contribute to higher education through their understanding of the barriers facing women, domestic minorities, LGBTQ individuals, students with disabilities, and other members of groups underrepresented in higher education careers, as evidenced by life experiences and educational background. Examples include but are not limited to:

attendance at a minority serving institution;
ability to articulate the barriers facing women, racial minorities, LGBTQ individuals, and other domestic groups in the United States in fields where they are underrepresented; and
participation in higher education pipeline programs such as Puente, MESA, Summer Research Opportunity Programs or McNair Scholars.

Applicants with a record of academic service to advance equitable access to higher education for women, racial minorities and other domestic groups in the United States in fields where they are underrepresented;

Applicants with a record of leadership or significant experience teaching and mentoring students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States;

Applicants who have demonstrated significant academic achievement by overcoming barriers such as economic, social or educational disadvantage within the United States; and

Applicants with a record of leadership or significant experience performing public service within the United States addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society.

Official Website: The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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