Terms of Appointment

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The University of Michigan President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program awards approximately 9 postdoctoral fellowships annually in all fields for research conducted under faculty sponsorship. The annual award provides a salary of $50-60,000, depending on the field and level of experience, and $10,000 for research and professional development. The award also includes enrollment in health plan for fellow and dependent(s), group life insurance, three weeks of sick leave, and one month (non-accrual) of vacation. (Please note: It is expected that departments and faculty mentors will make appropriate arrangements for space and other necessary resources.)


Each award is for a 12-month period. A renewal of the fellowship for an additional term may be granted upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events. All renewal terms will terminate twelve months after the renewal date. If an awardee has received an offer for a tenure track faculty position at the time of selection or has other postdoctoral fellowship awards, the fellowship maybe awarded for one year, without renewal.


President's Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to (1) establish residence and participate in academic life at the campus of their postdoctoral appointment, (2) focus full-time on research and avoid other commitments such as teaching or additional employment, (3) meet regularly with their faculty mentor, and (4) attend the PPFP professional development programs.

    AY2019-2020 Critical Dates

    • Sunday, 09.01.2019
      On-line Application Opened

      Tuesday, 10.01.2019
      Kinesiology-specific applications must be submitted directly to the School of Kinesiology Interfolio site.

      Tuesday, 10.15.2019
      School of Information-specific applications must be submitted directly to the School of Information Interfolio site.

      Friday, 11.08.2019
      On-line Application Closed (Application has been extended due to the California fires.)

      11:59pm Pacific Time

      Sunday, 12.01.2019 and Wednesday, 12.04.19
      Letters of Support Due

      from up to two U-M tenured/tenure-track faculty (12.01.19), two references (12.01.19), and from U-M department chair/director/dean (12.04.19)

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      Friday, 09.29.2017
      Applicants sought for President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

      Office of the Provost

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