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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NEW UC President's Initiative

In 2013, University of California President Janet Napolitano committed $5 million to enhance the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The initiative will support (1) continuing the current salary hiring incentive, (2) instituting a new start-up funds hiring incentive for hires in STEM fields, and (3) professional development for fellows, new faculty and academic leaders. Learn more about the NEW 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 interested in faculty and research careers who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. 

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Fellows in the News


A book by UCLA professor Lucy Burns has been awarded Outstanding Book Published in 2012 for Cultural Studies by the Association for Asian American Studies. Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire stresses the Filipino performing body’s location as it conjoins colonial histories of the Philippines with U.S. race relations and discourses of globalization. Read more here >