Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

The program will award postdoctoral fellowships to scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races and ethnic groups and from other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to Penn’s academic excellence. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.

Accepted postdoctoral fellows will receive three years of funding and medical benefits, travel, relocation and research stipends as well as scholarly mentorship and research training.

The fellowship is open to all areas of study at the University. Last year’s inaugural class includes four postdoctoral fellows now studying at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Policy and Practice and School of Nursing.

Graduate students who will complete their Ph.D.s by the program’s start-date or who have completed a Ph.D. within the past three years are eligible. Those currently participating in postdoctoral programs at institutions other than Penn may also apply. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

To apply, each candidate must supply an application form, plus a current curriculum vitae with publication history, a personal statement that outlines his or her research interests and experiences and three letters of recommendation.

Additional details are available from Penn’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

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