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 President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is open to all qualified candidates who are committed to university careers in research, teaching, and service that will enhance the diversity of the academic community at the University of California. For fellowships in the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Professions, the program will prefer candidates whose research emphasizes issues such as diversity, multi-culturalism and communities underserved by traditional academic research. For fellowships in Math, Engineering, Life Science and Physical Science, the program will prefer candidates with a demonstrated record of mentoring or outreach activities that promote access and opportunity in higher education.
Fellowships are awarded for research conducted under faculty sponsorship on any one of the University of Californiaâ€™s ten campuses. The University awards 15-20 postdoctoral fellowship every year. The annual award is for $40-$50,000, depending on the field and level of experience. The award includes stipend, health, vision and dental benefits, and up to $4000 for research-related expenses. Each award is for a 12-month period, renewable for one year upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events.
Fellowships are awarded through competition open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States. Applications from qualified persons are accepted and reviewed without regard to race, gender or ethnicity. Only those who anticipate completion of their Ph.D. Degrees by July 1, 2008 should apply.
Application Deadline: November 15, 2007
The online application is available on the web at http://www.ucop.edu/acadadv/ppfp.