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Program events

2016 Fall Meeting

The Fall Meeting of the University of California’s President’s and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs and the Dissertation-Year Fellowship Program was held on Friday, September 23, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Oakland Airport Hilton.

The Fall Meeting offered workshops and discussion groups for mentors and fellows on such topics as mentoring, publishing, grant writing, navigating the academic job market and the tenure process. There were opportunities to network with UC faculty, other President's and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows, and participants in the Dissertation-Year Fellowship Program and the UC-HBCU Program. All new and continuing fellows and their mentors were encouraged to attend this event.

2017 Academic Retreat

2016 retreat participant

This year's Academic Retreat will be held Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23, 2017, at UCLA's Lake Arrowhead Conference Center.  Fellows and mentors have found the retreat to be a very worthwhile and enjoyable program event. The retreat provides opportunities for postdoctoral fellows to present research papers and to receive both substantive and stylistic feedback on their presentations. The retreat also provides an opportunity for faculty members and postdoctoral fellows to network and relax in the beautiful environment of Lake Arrowhead. 

Campus Events

Throughout the year, fellows are invited to various campus luncheons, social hours and other opportunities to network with the host campus faculty and other fellows.

2017 Writing Retreat

The 2017 UC President's and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows' Writing Retreat will take place on mid-January. Fellows will devote writing time to works in progress and exchange feedback with one another on current research and writing. The writing retreat provides Fellows with the opportunity to discuss journal publication, book contracts, and interviews with invited professors.