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 Director Announced

Following a national search, the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP) announces the appointment of its new Director, Dr. Mark Lawson, Professor in Residence of Reproductive Medicine, UC San Diego, effective October 1, 2015.    Learn more about the NEW DIRECTOR >>

2015-16 President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship awards

The President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is pleased to announce the 2015-16 President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship awards. These fellows provide an outstanding pool of potential new faculty members in a wide range of disciplines. Learn more about the 2015-16 PRESIDENT’S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS >>

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 >>

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 >>

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

UC President's Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium Series hosted by UC Merced

The UC President's Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium Series, hosted by UC Merced, has concluded; however, you can now watch the presentations online. Read more here >