Welcome to Postdoctoral Scholar Appointments & Services at UCLA! Every year, UCLA hosts approximately 1,400 postdoctoral scholars (postdocs) from across the world. Engaged in advanced training and research, UCLA’s postdocs make significant contributions to the university’s educational and research missions.
As members of the UCLA community, postdocs have access to a world-class university and its resource network. The following links are intended for prospective, new, and current UCLA postdocs who are looking for information about their position and benefits or about resources available to them at UCLA.
If you are a postdoc administrator or mentor, please visit Go.Grad for resources and forms.
Prospective Postdoctoral Scholars
If you have a doctoral degree and are interested in becoming a postdoctoral scholar, please use the links below to explore how to apply for a position and available funding and fellowship programs that may assist you.
- How to Apply for a Position
Learn how to apply to become a UCLA postdoctoral scholar.
- President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
- Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
- California Alliance (AGEP) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
New/Current Postdoctoral Scholars
UCLA has a range of resources available to new and current postdocs. Use the links below to learn about our quarterly Postdoctoral Scholar Orientations, services and resources available to postdocs at UCLA, and details regarding postdoctoral scholar appointments and benefits.
- New Postdoc Welcome & Orientation
Learn about your appointment, available university resources and other important aspects of life at the university.
- Services and Resources at UCLA
Discover the services and resources available to postdoctoral scholars at UCLA. These include communication channels, facilities access, union representation, financial resources and information, professional development tools, and other topics.
- Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research
- Introduction to Policy
Learn about the various postdoctoral scholar appointments and guidelines for compensation, benefits, and leave.