- Creating Peaceful, Just, and Prosperous Societies. This area invites rigorous scholarship that promotes social justice, active engagement in the world and economic prosperity domestically and internationally.
- Exploring Human Experience. This area seeks to develop a robust environment for the study of human experience in all its diversity throughout history and around the world by learning from the historical record, analyzing present conditions, and comprehending future possibilities.
- Cultivating Creative Expression. This area focuses on scholarship that can foster an environment in which artists are operating at the highest levels of their crafts and learn from and inform scholars in disciplines across the campus.
- Understanding the Human Brain. This area focuses on efforts to understand the functions of the brain, discover treatments for disorders that diminish our capacities, and create technologies that improve lives.
- Sustaining Life on Earth. This area focuses on the relationship of the environment to human societies combining the efforts of natural, physical, and social scientists, together with humanists, to understand the determinants of environmental change, alter norms of human behavior, consider ethical issues related to sustainability, and develop sound environmental policies.
- Using Science and Technology to Improve Lives. This area emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to innovation in areas like bioengineering, neuroscience, and computing, grounded in a broad understanding of local and global needs and concerns.
- Deciphering Disease and Improving Population Health. This area focuses on improving human health through an integrated approach to understanding the causes of disease and translating that knowledge into new modes of diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately prevention.
Program Overview: Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows teach one undergraduate course per year as part of the appointment and receive funds to support their research activities during the fellowship. To learn more about current and former Fellows visit this page.