Advancing excellence through faculty diversity

Partnerships

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. This partnership supports programs at the ten-campus UC system, the three UC-affiliated national laboratories, the University of Michigan, the University of Maryland, the University of Colorado and The California Alliance to offer postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, professional development and academic networking opportunities. The programs are particularly interested in supporting scholars with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

The partner programs share common goals and resources, but may differ in their scope and requirements each year. Please visit the websites below for more information.

University partners

UC Seal 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 outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. Learn more about the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

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University of Michigan Logo Beginning in 2011, the University of Michigan joined in a collaborative partnership with the University of California to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at the University of Michigan. In this program, the University of Michigan offers postdoctoral research fellowships in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), economics, and political science fields, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development and academic networking opportunities. Learn more about the University of Michigan President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
university of colorado Beginning in 2014, the University of Colorado Boulder joins in a collaborative partnership with the University of California and the University of Michigan to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at CU-Boulder. In this program, the University of Colorado Boulder offers postdoctoral research fellowships in all academic fields, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development and academic networking opportunities. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
california alliance logo In 2014, the California Alliance joined in a collaborative partnership with the University of California to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at the University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, University of California Los Angeles and Caltech. In this program, the California Alliance offers postdoctoral research fellowships in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Engineering coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development and academic networking opportunities. Learn more about the California Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
university of maryland logo The University of Maryland is committed to, and engaged in, building a diverse and inclusive faculty and community. To further these goals in part, the University of Maryland joined in a collaborative partnership with the University of California in 2016 to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at the University of Maryland. Through the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, the University of Maryland offers postdoctoral research fellowships in all academic fields, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities.

The University of Maryland, College Park is located in Prince George’s County, within the Washington/Baltimore Metroplex, five miles from the District of Columbia line. The institution enjoys a rich academic and cultural community with world-class scientific and artistic centers on campus, as well as connections to many adjacent institutions of higher learning. The University also takes advantage of extensive opportunities offered by close proximity to Capitol Hill, the NIH, USDA, NSF, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, NIST, NASA, and other federal agencies and think tanks in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the University of Maryland President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.


UC Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

Additional fellowship opportunities are available at these UC campuses.

UC Berkeley Logo The Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.  Learn more about the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
UC Davis Logo In 2011/12, UC Davis put out a call for a new Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program with the first Fellows beginning in 2012/13. The Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.  Learn more about the UC Davis Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
UC Irvine Logo Beginning in 2013, UC Irvine funds up to two Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowships each year. The Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellow is selected from the pool of applicants who identified mentors at UC Irvine and submitted their applications to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Learn more about the UC Irvine Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Beginning in 2015, the Department of Criminology, Law & Society at UC Irvine supports a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society.   This fellowship is selected from the pool of applicants who identified mentors in the Department of Criminology, Law & Society at UC Irvine and submitted their applications to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Learn more about the UC Irvine Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society.
UC Los Angeles Logo The UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship provides an additional opportunity to engage in the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for a candidate who intends to spend their fellowship year(s) at UCLA.  Application is through the UC PPFP, and candidates will be considered for funding from both programs.  Learn more about the UCLA Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
UC Merced Logo The UC Merced Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship (CPF) Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for the UC-system hiring incentive to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. Learn more about the UC Merced Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
UC Riverside Logo The UC Riverside Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars in all fields whose background, life experiences, research, future teaching, or service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. Learn more about the UC Riverside Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
UC San Diego Logo UC San Diego funds up to two Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships each year. The Chancellor's Office supports one of the fellowships, and the other is supported by a department expressing interest in hosting a fellow. The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow is selected from the pool of applicants who identified mentors at UC San Diego and submitted their applications to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship applications are reviewed by Faculty Equity Advisors.  Learn more about the UC San Diego Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
UC Santa Cruz Logo UC Santa Cruz funds up to two Chancellor's Postdoctoral research/travel awards that include participation in PPFP professional development activities and eligibility for the hiring incentive. UC Santa Cruz seeks scholars from all academic fields who show promise for a tenure-track appointment and who will contribute to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service at the University of California. Learn more about the UC Santa Cruz Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.


UC-Affiliated National Laboratory partners 

In 2012, the UC-Affiliated National Labs joined in a collaborative partnership with the University of California to offer UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), coupled with mentoring, professional development and networking opportunities. The UC-Affiliated National Labs seek Ph.D. recipients with the potential to contribute to diversity and equal opportunity science and technology through their research careers. The program is particularly interested in candidates with the potential for research and public service informed by the perspective that comes from their understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in science and technology fields.

Applicants for President’s Postdoctoral Fellowships at one of the UC-Affiliated National Laboratories must submit an online application through the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program application system.

For general questions about the UC-Affiliated National Laboratories President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, please email ppf_nationallabs@lanl.gov

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