Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania in Pennsylvania
|Date Posted||May 21, 2012|
The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce its Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity. 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 our academic excellence. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at Penn. 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.
- Graduate students from PENN and other institutions who have completed, or will complete their requirements for Ph.D. by the Fellowship start date.
- Postdoctoral scholars from other institutions who have completed their dissertation within the last three years.
- Professional applicants (M.D., D.M.D., V.M.D., J.D., etc) within a year of completing their post-degree professional training.
- Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn are ineligible for this program.
The three year fellowships will begin as early as January 2, 2013.
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 a one-time relocation expense 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.
Required application materials include:
(1) A completed fellowship application form
(2) A curriculum vitae including current and pending publications
(3) A personal statement, no longer than three pages, which addresses the following:
reviews your previous research accomplishments
outlines your future research goals and proposed research
describes your commitment to pursuing an academic career
includes academic, employment or other life experiences that would bring new perspectives to the University community and your chosen field
4) Three letters of reference from people acquainted with the applicants work. One reference letter should be from the applicants thesis advisor or faculty mentor.
5) In addition, applicants are encouraged to a submit a letter from a Penn faculty member having similar research interests confirming that s/he is willing to serve as the applicants primary mentor during the fellowship period. The letter should be submitted with the application form.
Complete details and application materials can be found at
Application Deadline: August 1, 2012
How To Apply
You can apply for this position online at http://www.upenn.edu/research/research_site/postdoc_diversity.html