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Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Bio Sci Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will invest in a new pilot program to recruit and train a diverse pool of postdoctoral fellows who are interested in pursuing academic careers. The program will provide two $25,000 recruitment fellowships, to be used by mentoring faculty to recruit highly competitive postdoctoral fellows. The evaluation process will take into consideration evidence of research productivity, potential for success in an independent research career, and a strong track record of contributions to diversity.

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Diversity Grant Incentive Program

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is interested in supporting Bio Sci investigators to submit new and creative proposals for federal funding to broaden participation in biomedical science research training as well as efforts to enhance public engagement and understanding of science with particular emphasis on the engagement of women and individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups. To incentivize the development of such programs, we will provide a small research stipend ($5,000) to the PI(s) upon successful submission of a proposal and another matching stipend upon the program award.

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Inclusive Excellence Leadership Awards

Inclusive Excellence Leadership Awards are are intended to support activities which promote equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus among faculty, students, and staff, as well as the communities served by UCI. The proposer(s) can be any Biological Sciences community member including faculty, staff, students, postdocs, and alumni. Groups are also encouraged to submit team proposals (teams must designate one individual to serve as the point of contact). The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will support a limited number of proposals each year under this mechanism. Proposals must include a budget of up to $5,000.

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UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence Funding Opportunities

The UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence has a number of funding opportunities and programs, including the UCI Chancellor’s ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Dependent Care Travel Awards, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity’s Faculty Success Program, Inclusive Excellence Spirit Awards, Temporary Research Enhancement Support (T-RES) awards, the UC-HSI and UC-HBCU Initiatives, as well as the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Visit their website for more information.

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