PHILADELPHIA â€” 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 Pennâ€™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 yearâ€™s inaugural class includes four postdoctoral fellows now studying at Pennâ€™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 programâ€™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 Pennâ€™s Office of the Vice Provost for Research.