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Program events

2018 Fall Meeting

The Fall Meeting for the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs and the Dissertation-Year Fellowship Program was held on Friday,              September 21, 2018, 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 are encouraged to attend this event.

2019 Academic Retreat

2017 retreat participant

This year's Academic Retreat will be held Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14, 2019, 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.

2019 Writing Retreat

The 2019 Writing Retreat took place on January 25 at the UCLA Botanical Garden. Fellows devoted writing time to works in progress and exchanged 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.