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Hiring incentives

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The salary hiring incentive supports former fellows in all fields and provides 5 years of partial salary support to the campus.  For information about campus implementation, please contact your department chair or dean.

In 2020, University of California Provost and Executive Vice President Michael T. Brown committed $1.6 million to provide start-up hiring incentive funds for President's and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows in (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields and disciplines with high start-up costs who were appointed since 1996 and obtain tenure-track faculty appointments at one of the UC campuses.  Those start-up hiring incentive funds were used to support 12 former fellows appointed at various UC campuses including the health science schools and made a significant impact on hiring in STEM fields.

In 2013, University of California President Janet Napolitano committed $5 million to continue the salary hiring incentive and initiate a start-up hiring incentive for President's and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows. Those start-up hiring incentive funds were used to support 15 former fellows in STEM fields appointed at various UC campuses including the health science schools and made a significant impact on hiring in STEM fields.

To learn more about the faculty hiring incentives, please refer to the President's letter, the Provost's letter, STEM start-up approval letter, and the PPFP/CFP Faculty Hiring Incentive FAQs.

Search committees interested in implementing best practices in hiring can find current guidance from the Academic Senate here>>

To search a directory of fellows who are eligible for the hiring incentive, visit the Fellows directory page >>