President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

About the program

The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) is pleased to announce its commitment to a new CSE-President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CSE-PPFP). The program is a partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) that aims to make CSE more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. 

Building a more diverse community 

The CSE program builds from the existing University of Minnesota President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (UMN PPFP). The program seeks applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the University of Minnesota’s Office of Equity and Diversity’s mission, vision and values. 

While the UMN PPFP defines diversity broadly, the emphasis of the CSE-PPFP partnership will be on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) candidates, and we strongly encourage such applicants. 

Program starts in fall 2021 

Three Fellows will be recruited for fall 2021 and three additional Fellows will be recruited for fall 2022 to create a steady-state cohort of six Fellows, based on a two-year position for each Fellow. The college will support a CSE-PPFP Community where Fellows engage with each other, access faculty mentoring from diverse perspectives, network with industry and alumni, and emerge as strong candidates for tenure track positions at the University of Minnesota. 

We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of CSE-PPFP Fellows in 2021!