Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder's Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Diversity Program website. We hope this site provides the information you need about the new postdoctoral program offered at CU-Boulder. After reviewing the materials here, if you have questions about this program, please contact us at cpfellows@colorado.edu.


In 2014, the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) joined in a collaborative partnership with the University of California and the University of Michigan to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at CU Boulder. In this program, CU Boulder offers postdoctoral research fellowships in all academic fields, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development and academic networking opportunities.

The University seeks applicants whose creative work/research, teaching and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.


Applicants must obtain the sponsorship of a tenured faculty member other than their PhD dissertation advisor who is willing to serve as their primary mentor. Please work closely with your mentor when preparing your application. The below guidelines should be used when preparing your application, and include sections for your mentor and department chair.

Application Guidelines & Instructions for 2020-2021    

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Curriculum vitae, Ph. D. abstract, research proposal, education background statement, writing sample, recommendation and mentor letters. See the Evaluation and Selection section for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please also see the frequently asked questions for CU Boulder ApplicantsCU Boulder Department Chairs, and CU Boulder Faculty Mentors.