University of Maryland’s

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


Welcome to the University of Maryland’s President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program website. This site provides the information you need about the new postdoctoral fellowship program offered at the University of Maryland. After reviewing the materials here, if you have questions about this program, please contact us at

About the Program

The University seeks applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in higher education and at the University of Maryland. The President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their research and teaching the critical perspective that comes from their educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. The program, in particular, encourages applicants who would increase representation in campus units where women and minorities are underrepresented.

The University of Maryland, College Park is located in Prince George’s County, within the Washington/Baltimore Metroplex, five miles from the District of Columbia line. The institution enjoys a rich academic and cultural community with world-class scientific and artistic centers on campus, as well as connections to many adjacent institutions of higher learning. The University also takes advantage of extensive opportunities offered by close proximity to Capitol Hill, the NIH, USDA, NSF, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, NIST, NASA, and other federal agencies and think tanks in Washington, D.C.

Critical Dates

Saturday, September 1

On-line Application Opens

Thursday, November 1

On-line Application Closes

Saturday, December 1

Letters of support due from:

  • two references;
  • the UMD faculty mentor;
  • up to one additional UMD faculty member (optional); and
  • the department chair, director, or dean of the faculty mentor's primary unit.