Postdoctoral Programs

Our postdoctoral programs cross boundaries and take scholars to the next steps of their career with the connections and community that we offer. With the help of the USC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, programs are tailored to prepare postdocs for careers as independent researchers, academics and leaders of their chosen fields.

Stay connected with the USC Postdoctoral Association, which helps create a connected and trained postdoctoral community with social events and networking opportunities. For more information, the USC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is the central resource on campus serving as a liaison between the Office of the Provost, postdoctoral scholars, faculty and staff to disseminate university initiatives and policies.

Signature Programs

    Medical students at the USC Health Sciences Campus.

    USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities

    USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities is an interdisciplinary community of postdoctoral scholars and faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. With its focus on cross-discipline approaches, it promotes intellectual exchange for research and teaching.

    Closeup view of work being done in a Petri dish at the Ryo Sanabria Lab

    USC – CONACYT Postdoctoral Scholars Program

    In collaboration with Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), this joint program provides postdoctoral scholars from Mexico with one- or two-year postdoctoral fellowships in fields related to science, technology and innovation. This strengthens USC’s leadership in global research collaboration by promoting increased scientific capacity and technological innovation between the United States and Mexico.

    Taiwan-USC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

    In partnership with The Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan), this joint program accepts up to 10 Taiwanese scholars for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the fields of sustainable energy, technology, engineering, biomedicine and the biological sciences.

    Students meeting at an outdoor courtyard near the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

    Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program for Clinical Residents and Fellows

    This signature program gives senior residents and fellows the unique opportunity to spend a significant portion of their training period in pursuit of research or scholarly activity. The program is only geared to senior members of residency programs and/or fellowship programs at University Hospital, LAC+USC Hospital or Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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    Program For Faculty Diversity

    This program enhances the diversity of postdoctoral scholars at the university and builds a pool of exceptional, underrepresented minority candidates for the next generation of faculty across higher education. These scholars will link the expertise of USC faculty and doctoral students with the knowledge and unique experience gained through their own research and scholarship.

    Medical students at the USC Health Sciences Campus.
    Closeup view of work being done in a Petri dish at the Ryo Sanabria Lab
    Students meeting at an outdoor courtyard near the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
    A professor at USC Annenberg teaches a small class with students around a table.