Professors for the Future - Apply

Applying to Become a Professors for the Future Fellow

The selection process for the Professors for the Future program involves being nominated by any UC Davis affiliate (faculty, student, or staff) and submitting an application and support documents (C.V. and unofficial graduate school transcripts).  Two letters of recommendation and recommendation forms are also required.

The nomination, recommendation, and application forms are available below but can also be found on the sidebar to the right.  

Applications for the 2020-21 cohort are due on Friday February 21, 2020 by 11:59pm, Pacific Time.

  • Eligibility
  • Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars interested in applying to become a PFTF Fellow must meet the following criteria:

    --Currently enrolled PhD candidate (candidacy must begin no later than the start of the fellowship year) or Postdoctoral Scholar (title codes: 3252, 3253, 3254, 3255, 3256)
    --Nominated by faculty, administrators, fellow graduate students or postdoctoral scholars
    --Able to attend all required meetings, retreats, courses, and reception (Please review the 2020-21 schedule of PFTF events)

    All PFTF Fellows demonstrate the following:

    --Potential for leadership and academic service
    --Commitment to the academy and scholarly pursuits
    --Desire to contribute to graduate education and/or postdoctoral training by designing and completing a project beneficial to other students and scholars

  • Application Form
  • Deadline for all application materials (Application, Nomination, and Recommendation Letters) is February 21, 2020.

  • Nomination Form
  • Do you know a graduate student or a postdoctoral scholar with natural leadership potential? If so, nominate them to become a Professor for the Future Fellow.  Nominations may be made by any UC Davis affiliate including faculty, students, or staff.

  • Recommendation Form
  • Candidates must have two letters of recommendation submitted with the recommendation forms.
    See form for specific requirements.

    Are you a candidate?

    Please give this form to two people familiar with your abilities as a graduate student/postdoctoral scholar and your potential to make significant contributions to your discipline and profession. If you are a graduate student, one recommendation must come from your major professor. If you are a postdoctoral scholar, one recommendation must come from your current principal investigator. The recommendation and form are to be submitted online by the recommender (applicants may not submit letters on behalf of their recommenders).

    Are you a recommender?

    The individual requesting this recommendation is applying for the Professors for the Future program. The program is designed to recognize and develop the leadership skills of outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral scholars through monthly meetings, professionalism courses, and other activities.
    Please provide your assessment of this applicant using this form along with a letter of recommendation.


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