August 28, 2009


SUBJECT:    UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for
Academic Diversity


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 program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our 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 members of groups historically underrepresented 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 provides a salary of $40-50,000, depending on the field and level of experience. The award also includes health insurance, 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 Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must hold or receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university by June 30, 2010.

APPLICATION Online application is available on the web at:

Application deadline is: November 2, 2009.

Arthur B. Ellis
Vice Chancellor for Research