UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship for 2024-2025

The application deadline is February 1, 2024

The UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship is part of the UC-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI), which aims to enhance faculty diversity and pathways to the professoriate for historically underrepresented students from California Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), particularly Chicanx/Latinx, African Americans, American Indians/Native Americans, Filipinx, and Pacific Islanders in all disciplines; women in STEM; and Asian Americans in the humanities and social sciences.  For purposes of this fellowship, AB540 students are eligible. International students are not eligible. This fellowship program is only available to UC doctoral students who are matriculated in academic Ph.D. programs and have advanced to candidacy. Professional students (e.g. M.D., J.D.) are not eligible. This systemwide effort will support three Fellows in 2024-2025. For more information, visit: https://www.ucop.edu/graduate-studies/initiatives-outreach/uc-hsi-ddi.html

Fellows Receive:
  • $37,000 stipend and California resident tuition and fees
  • $10,000 professional development grant that will expose, prepare, and inspire the fellow to pursue the professoriate
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Exceptional students with demonstrated research achievements
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree from a California Hispanic Serving Institution (CA HSI) - public or private. For a list of eligible institutions, visit https://www.ucop.edu/graduate-studies/_files/list-of-ca-hsis.pdf  As of January 2022, students that transferred to UC from a federally-designated HSI California Community College are also eligible.  In order to qualify, students must demonstrate substantive and significant participation at their HSI CCC by having completed at least 24 semester units (or quarter equivalent). All other criteria/requirements remain and must be met.
  • Advanced to candidacy prior to the application deadline
  • Demonstrated record of advancing issues of inclusion, equity, and diversity; actively supporting underrepresented communities; and commitment to pursuing these efforts throughout their career
Application Requirements:
  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcripts from undergraduate and graduate studies
  • Two letters of support (submitted via Slate) from Faculty Advisor(s) addressing the student’s performance and potential as an exceptional academic, and commenting on the likelihood that the student will pursue a professoriate path after receiving their PhD
  • Current CV
  • Personal statement that addresses the selection criteria as stated in the program announcement (1-2 pages)
  • Brief research statement that details your current work, progress to date, and its importance to your professional goals (limit to 2 pages)
To start a new application or log into your current application, please use the following link. You will be asked to authenticate with your CalNet ID.

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Questions regarding the application should be sent to: ginablanco@berkeley.edu