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Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity

University of California, Berkeley


The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity was established to increase the number of ethnic minority faculty members at the University of California at Berkeley. The program provides postdoctoral fellowships, research opportunities, mentoring and guidance in preparation for academic career advancement. The program currently solicits applications from individuals who are members of ethnic minority groups that are underrepresented in American universities, but all qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, color, or national origin. Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to careers in university research and teaching, and whose life experience, research or employment background will contribute significantly to academic diversity and excellence at the Berkeley campus.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must have received a doctorate within FOUR years of the start of the appointment on September 01, 2001.

Awards will be made to applicants who show promise for tenure-track appointments on the Berkeley campus. The Fellowship will be for two academic years, in residence in the Bay Area.


$31,000 for the academic year (11 months plus one month vacation). Costs associated with one-way transportation to Berkeley for the Fellow and immediate family members and removal expenses are reimbursable up to $2,000. Funds are available each year for supplies and expenses ($500), research-related expenses ($1,000), and health insurance ($1,000).

Deadline December 01, 2000- Application materials must be postmarked by this date.

Application and for more information

An application form is not required. Send two copies of the following: curriculum vitae, a statement of proposed research (one-to-five pages), sample publications, and one dissertation chapter. In addition, three letters of reference are required; one letter must be from the dissertation advisor. A mentor need not be selected prior to applying. Awards will be announced in March. Send application materials to:

Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity Office of the Chancellor
200 California Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-1500

Inquiries regarding the program may be directed to (510) 642-1935 or email:

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