2021 UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Open to Undocumented Graduate Students with DACA

The UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP) is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 fellowship program! The PPFP supports PhD recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. Selected fellows receive “postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.” Please note that this opportunity is open to those who have either already received their PhD or terminal degree in their discipline OR who will be graduating on or before July 1st of the following year. Regarding immigration status eligibility, on their website, the PPFP notes that, “Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.”

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • “Applicants must hold or receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their discipline (JD, MD, MFA, DVM, EdD, etc.) from an accredited university.
  • Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship and work authorization is possible for successful applicants through a process which would be managed by the International Students and Scholars Office with the support of the UC faculty mentor on their home campus. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.
  • The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexuality, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2020

To learn more and to apply, please visit their official website: UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Please note that this opportunity was first posted by the UC President’s Office. The link to the fellowship opportunity may not work after the deadline has passed.


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