The University of Minnesota President's Postdoctoral Fellowship are awarded annually. The award includes a salary dependant on the applicant's field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave. Each 1-year appointment may be renewed once, for a total of two years. 


President's Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to (1) establish residence and participate in academic life in their host department, (2) focus full-time on research and avoid other commitments such as teaching or additional employment, (3) meet regularly with their faculty mentor, and (4) attend the PPFP professional development programs.

For PPFP Applicants

Please note: Letters of support from department heads/chairs may be emailed directly to