President’s Postdoc Program

The College of Engineering began its President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program in Fall 2020. This program is run in alliance with the University Partnerships for Faculty Diversity led by the University of California. Established in 1984 as a President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, the original aim of the program was to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California (UC). The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.   


In 2011, the alliance was formed, expanding the program to include partner institutions, and maintaining the same goal of contributing to faculty diversity. These partners now include the Universities of Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, and North Carolina as well as New York University, Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Institute of Technology.

After reviewing the materials here, if you have questions about this program at Georgia Tech, please contact us

To apply online, please visit: https://ppfp.ucop.edu/

The Program

In 2020, Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering (COE) joined in a collaborative partnership with the University of California to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at Georgia Tech. In this program, COE President’s Postdoctoral Fellowships are coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. Fellows also have access to the Institute’s services supporting our community of postdoctoral researchers.

COE views these postdoctoral fellowships as providing an exceptional opportunity to not only train and mentor future faculty, but also to recruit potential new faculty to Georgia Tech. Our program offers postdoc opportunities alone or in combination with a tenure track faculty appointment. Selection criteria can be found here.

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The Georgia Tech Community

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself in its high-quality  student body, faculty focus on excellence, outstanding staff, technology resources, interdisciplinary culture, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Diversity is one of Georgia Tech’s greatest strengths and one of the major priorities identified in our strategic plan. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We believe that diversity includes the individual differences among people from differing social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds, gender, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, economic circumstances, personal characteristics, philosophical outlooks, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, expectations, physical abilities, and aspirations.  Each of these characteristics, both singularly and in combination, contributes to the richness of the Georgia Tech community. 

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