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Penn Provosts Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity

Office of the Vice Provost for Research University of Pennsylvania

October 14, 2022

The University of Pennsylvania Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity seek to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experience, research experience, and employment background will contribute significantly to the University’s academic and research missions. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at Penn.


  • Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents
  • 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 doctoral degree within the last two years
  • Professional applicants (M.D., D.M.D., V.M.D., J.D., etc.) within a year of completing their post-degree professional training
  • Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn or CHOP are ineligible for this program

For additional information on the CHOP diversity fellowship program, click here.

Fellows receive a stipend of $57,000 in year one, with increases of $2,000 in years two and three, as well as annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($4,000) and a one-time relocation allowance 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 workshops to enhance their research and professional success skills. Penn graduate students who are completing their doctoral programs and looking for postdoctoral positions are eligible to apply for fellowships starting July 2023.

The application deadline is November 16, 2022. Complete details about the program can be found at

Please note that fellowships are funded in partnership between the postdoctoral fellow's host school and the Office of the Provost. Questions should be directed to Marta Bartholomew, Director of Research Programs and Communications (