Nomination Form

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Professors for the Future Fellowship Program
Graduate Studies
University of California, Davis

Graduate Studies is now accepting nominations for the 2022-23 Professors for the Future Fellowship Program. Professors for the Future (PFTF) is a year-long program of professional development and mentoring designed to enhance the quality of the UC Davis graduate and postdoctoral experience. Fellows design and complete a project that benefits other graduate students or postdoctoral scholars on campus, participate in program-sponsored activities throughout the year, and receive a $3,000 stipend.

Nominations are now being accepted from faculty, staff, students and postdoctoral scholars. UC Davis PhD students and postdoctoral scholars may also self-nominate.  Selection of the 2022-2023 Professors for the Future Fellows will be based on the following criteria:

  • Leadership potential and well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • A desire to enhance graduate education or the postdoctoral experience at UC Davis
  • A demonstrated commitment to the academy and to scholarly pursuits
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Only candidates who will have successfully completed their qualifying examinations by the start of Fall Quarter 2022 are eligible.
  • Candidates will be required to attend PFTF meetings, participate in an ethics and professionalism course and a course on college teaching

The nominee will be contacted regarding the application process. The deadline for PFTF program applications is Friday, February 18, 2022. Please send nominations well in advance of this date to allow time for your nominee to gather letters of recommendation and complete the application.

Questions may be directed to Teresa Dillinger,, PFTF Co-Director, Graduate Studies, 1117 Walker Hall, (530) 752-7566.

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