2019-2020 Postdoctoral Application Instructions


 Now Accepting Applications for New Postdoctoral Scholars - Due December 8, 2018

The Population Training Program is now accepting applications from prospective postdoctoral scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year. The overall goal of the training program is to create a cadre of future leaders in social science and public health disciplines with the subject matter expertise, interdisciplinary orientation, population perspective, and data skills to address and have an impact on pressing issues in demography, population health, and reproductive health.


Currently, one fellowship funded as part of CPC’s NICHD-funded T32 population training program is available. To be eligible for NIH T32 support, applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second (final year) of T32 support is expected. Applications submitted by Saturday, December 8, 2018 will be considered first. 

Applicants may also arrange for their own financial support through outside sources, such as an NIH F32 Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship, or be hired directly onto research grants PI’d by CPC Fellows.

Educational Requirements

Postdoctoral scholars must have received their PhD or earned doctoral degree in a population-related field of study before the start date of the traineeship. Trainee positions requires successful applicants to be US citizens/permanent residents at the time of appointment.

Application Requirements (For New Applicants)

A letter of endorsement from one of the current CPC Faculty Fellows is part of the application. The letter should describe specific plans for research collaboration during the postdoctoral fellowship. Prospective applicants should consult the list of CPC Faculty Fellows and contact potential sponsors to determine their availability and interest. The application package also includes a cover letter, cv, a background and goals statement, copies of research publications (no more than 3), complete graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Forms

Applicants must complete the following:

Re-Application Requirements (For Returning Applicants)

For returning applicants, the following items must be submitted for re-application:

  • Cover letter
  • Current cv/resume
  • A write-up describing (1) progress to-date and (2) plans for the 2019-2020 training year
  • Letter of support from faculty preceptor

Re-applications are due Thursday, December 13, 2018. Applications must be submitted through our new online submission system. Please contact to gain access to the system.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the training program or the application process, please contact

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