Saturday, September 17, 2011

The University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Funding Source: University of California Office of the President
Title: Presidents Postdoctoral Fellowship 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 program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to qualified scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The goal of the program is to provide research opportunity and career development for scholars whose work will enhance the diversity of the academic community at the University of California.

President's Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to - establish residence at the campus of their postdoctoral appointment, - focus full-time on research and avoid other commitments such as teaching, - meet regularly with their faculty mentor, and - attend the annual the Annual Fall Meeting and the Academic Spring Retreat. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of the increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education for women and minorities, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding issues of racial or gender inequalities. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. Deadline: November 1, 2011 Link: