PHILADELPHIA â€” The University of Pennsylvania is now 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 to Pennâ€™s academic excellence. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.
Selected postdoctoral fellows will receive three years of funding and medical benefits, travel, relocation and research allowances as well as scholarly mentorship and research training.
The fellowship is open to all areas of study at the University. During the past two years, 10 postdoctoral fellows have been accepted. They are now studying at Pennâ€™s Perelman School of Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Graduate School of Education, 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 submit an application form, plus a current curriculum vitae with publication history, a personal statement that outlines the applicantâ€™s research interests and experiences and three letters of recommendation.
Additional details are available from Pennâ€™s Office of the Vice Provost for Research.