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September 14, 2021

University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: November 1, 2021

  • For women and/or minority PhD recipients
  • Salary starting around $53,460 & $5,000 for research and professional development
  • Includes postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development, and faculty mentoring
  • Appointments of 12 months, with possibility of extension

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.

The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are under-represented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT issues. The program seeks applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.


  • Applicants must hold or receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their discipline (JD, MD, MFA, DVM, EdD, etc.) from an accredited university.
  • Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States.
    • Visa sponsorship and work authorization is possible for successful applicants through a process which would be managed by the International Students and Scholars Office with the support of the UC faculty mentor on their home campus.
    • Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.
  • The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexuality, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Applicants may apply to the University of California, University of Michigan, University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Minnesota and Georgia Tech President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship programs, the University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and with the same application

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.