UC - President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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Nov 1 2006

President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Call for Applications, 2007-2008

THE PROGRAM 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 offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars 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 prefers candidates whose research emphasizes issues such as diversity, multi-culturalism and communities underserved by traditional academic research. For fellowships in Mathematics, Engineering, Life Science and Physical Science, the program prefers candidates with a demonstrated record of mentoring or outreach activities that promote access and opportunity in higher education.

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS Fellowships are awarded for research conducted under faculty sponsorship on any one of the University of California's ten campuses. The University awards 15-20 postdoctoral fellowships 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 $4,000 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.

ELIGIBILITY Fellowships are awarded through competitions 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, 2007 should apply.

APPLICATION Online application is available on the web at: http://www.ucop.edu/acadadv/ppfp/. Application deadline is November 1, 2006.

Further Information:

Kimberly Adkinson, Program Coordinator
President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
University of California - Office of the President
1111 Franklin Street, 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607-5200
(510) 987-9500 or (510) 987-9503