Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder's Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Diversity Program website. After reviewing the guidelines, if you have questions about this program, please email 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 offer a critical perspective based on experience in or understanding of groups historically underrepresented in higher education or underserved by academic research generally.

At CU Boulder, the expectation with a fellowship offer is that departments will hire Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows for Diversity for faculty appointments.


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.