EDI Funding Opportunities
For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) offers the following funding opportunities: a) the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP) (applications due November 1, 2021), b) the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP) (applications due November 1, 2021), c) the Faculty Career Development Award (submissions due in Spring Quarter, date TBD), and d) requests to co-sponsor distance events (e.g., those taking place via Zoom, details TBD). Please check back periodically throughout the academic year as additional programs may be announced.
Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP)
The Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP) offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.
UCLA awards CPFP fellowships each year. The program is administered in parallel with the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP). To be considered for a CPFP fellowship, all interested candidates MUST first apply to PPFP; applicants who identified potential mentors at UCLA and received a top-tier rating from PPFP reviewers will be considered for the CPFP.
CPFP Fellows receive the same benefits, mentoring, and terms of appointment as the President’s Postdoctoral Fellows, including eligibility for the hiring incentive for tenure-track faculty appointments.
The UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for 2021-2022.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship 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 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 in the United States.
Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $47,844 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.
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.
Application Deadline: November 1 of each year
For questions regarding the application or program, please contact the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Career Development Award
Faculty Career Development Awards (FCDA) are given annually to regular rank Assistant Professors & Assistant Professors-in-Residence, providing research support at a critical time in the pre-tenure stage. The funding is to assist faculty as they advance an on-going research project, creative activity, or as they embark on a new project. Awards are made in the form of a lump-sum of $5,000 – $15,000 in research funds. Approximately 30 awards are granted annually.
Assistant Professors & Assistant Professors-in-Residence – Dean Submissions Due: Spring Quarter, date TBD
- Brochure for Regular Rank Assistant Professors & Assistant Professors-in-Residence
- Application for Regular Rank Assistant Professors & Assistant Professors-in-Residence
- Dean’s Submission form
Acting Professors (LAW) – Dean’s submissions deadline: Dean Submission Due: Spring Quarter, date TBD
For additional information regarding the FCDA, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.
For questions regarding the application, please contact Anyssa Llerena at email@example.com