University of California, Berkeley

Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity


THE PROGRAM:  The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic

Diversity was established to increase the number of ethnic minority faculty

members at the University of California at Berkeley.  The program provides

postdoctoral fellowships, research opportunities, mentoring and guidance in

preparation for academic career advancement.  The program currently solicits

applications from individuals who are members of ethnic minority groups that

are underrepresented in American universities, but all qualified applicants

will be considered without regard to race, gender, color, or national

origin.  Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to

careers in university research and teaching, and whose life experience,

research or employment background will contribute significantly to academic

diversity and excellence at the Berkeley campus.


AWARDS & TENURE:  Awards will be made to applicants who show promise for

tenure-track appointments on the Berkeley campus.  The Fellowship will be

for two academic years, in residence in the Bay Area.


STIPEND:  $31,000 for the 2000-2001 academic year (11 months plus one month

vacation).  Costs associated with one-way transportation to Berkeley for the

Fellow and immediate family members and removal expenses are reimbursable up

to $2,000.  Funds are available each year for supplies and expenses ($500),

research-related expenses ($1,000) and health insurance ($1,000).


ELIGIBILITY:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and

must have received a doctorate within FOUR years of the start of the

appointment of September 1, 2000.


APPLICATION:  An application form is not required.  Send two copies of the

following:  curriculum vitae, a statement of proposed research (one to five

pages), sample publications, and one dissertation chapter.  In addition,

three letters of reference are required; one letter must be from the

dissertation advisor.  A mentor need not be selected prior to applying.

Application material must be postmarked by December 1, 1999.  Awards will be

announced in March.  Inquiries regarding the program may be directed to

(510) 642-1935 or email:


Send application materials to:


Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for

    Academic Diversity

Office of the Chancellor

200 California Hall

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA  94720-1500


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action