2022-23 Call for Nominations

The Graduate Division is requesting departmental nominations for the UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship (PPPF). This program is funded by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) in an effort to enhance faculty diversity and pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented students from California Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). Please read the information below and please nominate your students accordingly. 

About

The University of California (UC) Office of the President launched the UC President’s Pre -Professoriate Fellowship (PPPF) as part of its Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Doctoral Diversity Initiative (DDI) on September 30, 2019. 

Aims

The UC-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI) aims to enhance faculty diversity and pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented students from California Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). The program’s goal is to enhance faculty pathways for historically underrepresented groups particularly Latinx, African Americans, American Indian/Native Americans, Filipinx, and Pacific Islanders in all disciplines; women in STEM; and Asian American's in the humanities and social sciences.  

Award

Each Pre-Professoriate Fellow will receive the following:

Eligibility

The program’s goal is to enhance faculty pathways for historically underrepresented groups, particularly Chicanx/Latinx, African Americans, American Indians/Native Americans, Filipinx, and Pacific Islanders in all disciplines; women in STEM; and Asian Americans in the humanities and social sciences. The intent of the program is to provide fellowships for domestic historically underrepresented minorities from federally-designated California HSIs. For purposes of this fellowship, AB540 students are eligible. International students are not eligible for this fellowship.

This UC PPPF is only available to UC doctoral students who are matriculated in academic PhD programs and have advanced to candidacy. MFA students are eligible given that the MFA is a terminal degree. Professional students (e.g. M.D., J.D.) are not eligible.

Master’s en route: if a student did not earn a bachelor’s degree from a California HSI, and was not enrolled in a master’s program at a California HSI, but was awarded a master’s degree en route to the PhD (at a UC HSI), that student should NOT be considered eligible for this fellowship. If a student was enrolled in and completed a master’s degree at a California HSI (including a UC HSI), that student is eligible for the fellowship (regardless of whether or not the student completed a bachelor’s degree at a California HSI). It is incumbent upon the graduate divisions to ensure that this guideline is followed. Beyond being contrary to the spirit of the Initiative, awarding the fellowship to a UC HSI student who earned a master’s en route to a PhD but does not hold a bachelor’s degree from a California HSI creates inequity for UC students, since not all PhD programs award a master’s degree en route.

Please note UC San Diego is not yet designated as an HSI, so UC San Diego bachelor's and master's degree alumni are not eligible.

Nominees for the UC President's Pre-professoriate fellowship must:

Nomination Materials

The nomination materials must sent as a single PDF file. 

Nomination Process

A department may nominate as many students as they deem appropriate. For document submission please follow the next steps.

  1. Prepare the nomination materials mentioned above
  2. Use Google Form to submit nomination materials as a single PDF by the deadline

If you have any questions about the nomination process please email abjornsen@ucsd.edu.

Deadline

All nomination materials are due by Wednesday, January 12, 2022. 

Resources

Past Fellows

Year of AwardNameDepartment
2020-2021Katherine Garcia Education Studies
2020-2021Jessica Miguel Education Studies
2020-2021Ramon Stephens

Education Studies

Please note there were no fellows selected for the 2021-22 academic year.