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URPostdocs and PostdoQs

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

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Diversity Funding Opportunities

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

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Minority Postdoctoral Associations and Organizations

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.



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Articles and relevant information

Disparities in Grant Awards at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

SACNAS News, July 2012

Affirmative Action: At the Intersection of Politics & Education

SACNAS News, July 2012

Will You Be My Mentor?

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

A Pipeline to the Tenure Track: Postdoctoral fellowships are increasingly being seen as a recruiting tool to improve faculty diversity
Diverse, April 2009

Could You, Would You, SHOULD You Do a Postdoc? Tips on Decision Making, Applying and Interviewing for the All-Important Postdoc
SACNAS News, Fall 2007

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)


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