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Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The San Diego Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to outstanding scholars whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows! These fellows provide an outstanding pool of potential new faculty members in a range of disciplines. Learn more about the 2017-18 UC San Diego Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows>>

The appication deadline for the 2019-20 fellowship is Novemeber 1, 2018. The application cycle is available from September through October. 

About the Program

The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability, or sexual and gender orientation.

The program seeks 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. Each award is for a minimum of 12 months, renewable for one year upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events.

Fellowship awardees are selected from the pool of applicants for the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program with proposed mentors at UC San Diego.

How to Apply

All applicants who want to be considered for the San Diego Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program must submit an online application to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship ProgramThe online application is available each year from September through October. The application deadline is November 1, 2018.

All finalists for the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program with a proposed faculty mentor at UC San Diego will automatically be included in the competition for the San Diego Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Applicants may only apply to one University of California campus.

Learn more about the UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and application process>>

Faculty Hiring Incentive

University of California President Janet Napolitano committed $5 million to support new hiring incentives and professional development programs. Learn more about HIRING INCENTIVES for President's and Chancellors' postdoctoral fellows>>         

UC San Diego departments interested in hiring a former President’s or Chancellor’s postdoctoral fellow may request assistance by emailing ppfpinfo@berkeley.edu. All fellows appointed in 1996 and onward are listed in the fellows directory