Advancing excellence through faculty diversity

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.

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PPFP 30th Anniversary Celebration

In October 2014, PPFP celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a two-day professional development conference for all former UC President’s and Chancellor’s fellows and UC faculty mentors who have supported the programs.  Learn more about the 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION >>

PPFP Leadership Announcement

On August 1, the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will have a leadership change. Learn more about the PPFP Leadership Announcement >>

UC President’s Initiative

University of California President Janet Napolitano committed $5 million to support new hiring incentives and professional development programs. Learn more about HIRING INCENTIVES >>

The Partnership for Faculty Diversity

In 2011, the University of California and the University of Michigan created the Partnership for Faculty Diversity to support new scholars. Learn more about the PARTNERSHIP >>

Fellows in the News

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Postdoctoral scholar Aomawa Shields named 2015 TED fellow

Aomawa Shields, UC President’s Postdoctoral Program Fellow in the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named to the 2015 class of TED fellows.  Read more here >