The UCI Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP) offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.
To be considered for a CPFP fellowship, all interested candidates MUST first apply to the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP); applicants who identified potential mentors at UCI and received a top-tier rating from PPFP reviewers will be considered for the CPFP.
The Department of Psychological Science offers a one-year, renewable for a second year, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in alternate years. The CPFP is administered in parallel with the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP).CPFP Fellows participate in the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program’s professional development activities and are eligible for the hiring incentive.
The UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for 2023-2024. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2022. For more information click here.
The UCI CPFP in Psychological Science offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education for women and minorities, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding issues of racial or gender inequalities.
The program seeks applicants who have the potential to bring to their academic and research careers critical perspectives gained through their educational background or their
understanding of the experiences of members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.
AWARD AND TENURE
The award is a one-year fellowship in residence at the UC Irvine campus, renewable for a second year, dependent on satisfactory performance. Only one UCI Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the department will be funded at a time; applicants will be considered every other year, contingent upon funding availability.
As of 2022, starting salary is $55,632 annually, plus benefits. In addition to salary, $5,000 will be provided for research‐related and program travel expenses. This funding can be used flexibly during the term of the fellowship for purposes such as research support, research equipment or research related travel expenses. The selected Fellow is also eligible for all of the Presidential Postdoctoral professional development and the UC hiring incentive programs.
Eligible applicants must hold or receive a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship/appointment on July 1. 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, 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.
Please see PPFP Frequently Asked Questions for additional information on eligibility.
Recipients of the UCI Psychological Science CPFP for 2023-2024 will be selected from the pool of applicants to the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program who identified mentors in Psychological Science at UCI.
To be considered for a CPFP fellowship, all interested candidates MUST first apply to the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The online application is available each year from September through October and is due November 1.
Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to contribute to diversity in higher education through their teaching, research and/or service. For more information evaluation and selection criteria, please visit UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Evaluation and Selection.
Most information regarding the application process can be found in the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program FAQs. For additional information about the UC system-wide President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program please visit http://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/index.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions specific to UCI's CPFP in Psychological Science should contact Associate Interim Director of the Office of Inclusive Excellence, Sharon Block, the Psychological Science Department Manager, or the Psychological Science Department Chair.