Grant Opportunity

Faculty Career Development Award
Faculty Career Development Awards (FCDA) are given annually to regular rank assistant professors, providing research support at a critical time in the pre-tenure stage. Awards are made in the form of summer ninths or lump-sum research grants of $5,000 to $10,000. Approximately 30 awards are granted annually.

Travel Childcare Awards
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Deans of the schools/divisions, is providing Travel Childcare Awards for Regular Rank Assistant Professors who have 50% or more responsibility for childcare of children 12 years old and under.

Awards in the amount of a $500 taxable grant are to be used to defray the costs of childcare, travel and registration fees for professional development opportunities.

University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
To: Graduate students, Ph.D Candidates, Postdoctoral Appointees, and Department Chairs

Please find attached the University of California 2016-2017 President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Call for Applications.

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 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 under served 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 in the United States.

Supplemental Information

Due: March 9, 2016

Applications available between Oct 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016
Awards made on a rolling basis. Up to 5 awards available in each Division/School.

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at $44,500 depending on field and experience, benefits 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 receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions or limitations. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

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