About the U of M PPFP

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The University of Minnesota President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program builds on an institutional collaboration with the Partnership for Faculty Diversity, a national effort anchored by the University of California (UC) and the University of Michigan. This collaborative effort supports new scholars in their teaching, research, and service and contributes to institutional equity and diversity in higher education. It is the outgrowth of a longstanding UC initiative that has encouraged outstanding women and underrepresented Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers.

Through this presidential initiative, Minnesota joins a distinguished network of partner institutions that has included the 10-campus University of California (UC) system, three UC-affiliated national laboratories, the University of Michigan, the University of Colorado, Stanford University, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of Maryland. Carnegie-Mellon University and Minnesota are the two newest partners.

The University of Minnesota President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed to provide new scholars of all academic disciplines an opportunity to become more competitive candidates for tenure-track faculty appointments. The program provides postdoctoral fellowship opportunities, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. The program is hosted by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office for Equity and Diversity.

Driven to Discover

At the University of Minnesota, we are Driven to Discover. Building and retaining a faculty and community of diverse field-shapers across the disciplines is integral to the University of Minnesota’s distinctive research, teaching, and service mission and critical to our quality, reputation, and impact as a major research and land grant university. As part of this mission, the University of Minnesota is proud to join this collaborative partnership with the University of California to offer postdoctoral research fellowship opportunities. Our campuses are located in the twin cities of Minneapolis-St Paul, Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.

Why Minnesota?

Minnesota has been recognized as one of the most innovative states by Harvard Business Review, and among the "top 10" in inventions by Forbes and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We are also home to world-renowned artists, economists, legal scholars, and health care practitioners. Join our award-winning faculty on five campuses that represent the state’s land-grant university - one of the most prestigious public universities in the country - as we engage in life-changing grand challenges that have local and global impact. We invite you to lead, discover, invent, and innovate. Watch Why the University of Minnesota?