Thursday, September 9, 2010

President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2010 at University of California

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, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

Opportunity : These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education for women and minorities, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding issues of racial or gender inequalities. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
Eligibility : Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and must hold or receive a PhD from an accredited university prior to the start date of the fellowship. Applicants should expect to have earned their Ph.D. degree by June 30th of the year for which they are applying. University of California PhD recipients should not apply to work with faculty of the department from which they received their PhD. UC PhD holders are encouraged to apply for opportunities outside their home campus.

Appointments : The University of California awards approximately 15-20 postdoctoral fellowships annually in all fields for research conducted under faculty sponsorship on any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The annual award provides a salary of $40-50,000, depending on the field and level of experience. The award also includes health insurance, vision and dental benefits, 4 weeks of paid “time off” and up to $4,000 for research-related and program expenses.

Faculty Hiring Incentive : Fellowship recipients are eligible for a hiring incentive program for faculty appointments at University of California campuses.

Expectations : President’s Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to (1) establish residence at the campus of their postdoctoral appointment, (2) focus full-time on research and avoid other commitments such as teaching, (3) meet regularly with their faculty mentor, (4) attend the annual Academic Retreat.

How to Apply : The deadline for submitting applications for the 2011-2012 fellowships is November 5, 2010. Faculty letter uploads are due December 1, 2010. The online application will be available on September 1, 2010. It is the applicant’s responsibility to: Obtain the sponsorship of a tenured University of California faculty member, other than your PhD dissertation advisor, who is not from your home campus and willing serve as a mentor;
Submit a complete ONLINE APPLICATION.

Applications are not complete until all elements listed above have been completed and the documents have been received by the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

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