Diversity and Inclusion
URPostdocs is an affinity group for underrepresented minority postdocs that hosts regular meetings (~once every two months), as well as organizes and co-sponsors events.
PostdoQs is an affinity group for LGBQTIA postdocs that also hosts regular meetings (~once every two months), as well as organizes and co-sponsors events.
Postdocs interested in joining the group can send a request to the group’s email address or email Rory.Flinn@columbia.edu .
URPostdocs Group Email Address: URPostdocs@columbia.edu
PostdoQs Group Email Address: PostdoQs@columbia.edu
A number of diversity postdoctoral funding opportunties are available through foundations, governement agencies, and a variety of organizations. For a list of these opportunties, which include both fellowships and supplmental awards, please click here
Minority Postdocs (Diversity Fellowships and Funding Opportunities)
SACNAS- devoted to advancing Hispanics, Chicanos & Native Americans in Science
American Association of Blacks in Higher Education
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES), Inc.
SACNAS News, July 2012
SACNAS News, July 2012
Inside Higher Ed, November 2011
From the Deputy Director for Intramural Research: Valuing Diversity at NIH
NIH Catalyst, November-December 2011
Ask the Administrator: How to Ensure a Diverse Candidate Pool?
Inside Higher Ed, September 2011
Liberal-Arts Diversity Officers to Hold Forum on Attracting, and Keeping, Minority Faculty
Chronicle of Higher Education, August 2011 (subscription required)
Parity in STEM Faculty
Inside Higher Ed, August 2011
Conservation of an endangered species: the female scientist
Guardian Professional, July 2011
University of California postdoc program encourages diversity
UC Newsroom, November 2009
Diversity Funding for Your Postdoctoral Research: Advice for a Successful Experience
SACNAS News, Summer/Fall 2009
Diversity as a Life Skill: Collaborations between SACNAS and the NPA
NPA POSTDOCket, Summer 2005
Perspectives: Preparing Postdocs of Color
ScienceCareers (formerly MiSciNet), September 2004
Minority Postdocs are Rare, Independent Breed
Science, 1999 (subscription required)