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Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity
March 30, 2010, Volume 56, No. 27

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research in partnership with Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs and the Deans have established a new program, Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania, to encourage a broad spectrum of candidates to pursue careers in academia.

The Academic Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to attract promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to the University’s academic excellence. The fellowship program is open to graduate students who are about to complete their PhD and postdoctoral scholars who have completed their dissertation within the last three years. The three-year fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at the University. Postdocs who currently have a position at Penn are ineligible for this program.

Fellows receive a stipend of $43,000 in year 1 with $2,000 increments in years 2 and 3, as well as annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000), and one-time relocation expenses of $5,000. The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package. Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

Complete details about the program, as well as the application materials, are available online at www.upenn.edu/research/research_site/postdoc_diversity.html.

Almanac - March 30, 2010, Volume 56, No. 27