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Professors for the Future

Professors for the Future (PFTF) is a competitive, leadership-development program that provides outstanding Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars with an unparalleled opportunity to:

  • develop leadership prowess
  • refine problem-solving skills and
  • acquire an advanced understanding of the university system.

Since its founding in 1992, Professors for the Future has empowered hundreds of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their future careers in academia and other fields in an ever-changing, competitive job market.

Our program has also had a positive lasting impact on the UC Davis Graduate Student community as PFTF fellows execute action-oriented, academic service projects during their yearlong fellowship. These projects are created by fellows with the purpose of improving the graduate student and postdoctoral experience at UC Davis.

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