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Program events

Annual 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 "virtually" on Friday, September 18, 2020, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm PDT.

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.

Academic Spring Retreat

PPFP Group Photo

This year's Academic Retreat will be held virtual Saturday, April 17 - Sunday, April 18, 2021.  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 discuss academic professional development topics.  

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.

2021 Winter Writing Retreat

The 2021 Winter Writing Retreat was held in December. This was an opportunity for Fellows to 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.