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THE PROGRAM. 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 and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The program also offers opportunities for research careers at the UC-affiliated National Laboratories—Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, and Los Alamos National Laboratories. 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. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses or the three UC-affiliated National Laboratories. The award includes a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12-months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.

ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must hold or receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship.

APPLICATION. Apply online at:





Los Angeles



San Diego

San Francisco

Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Los Alamos National Lab

DEADLINE: November 1, 2013

More information:

President’s Postdoctoral

Fellowship Program

University of California

Office of the President

visit online:


University Partnerships for Faculty Diversity

NEW Partnership with the University of Michigan President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (please visit

Kimberly M. Adkinson, Program Manager

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-1508