Diversity Awards

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Postdoctoral and Early Career Diversity Awards & Fellowships

American Board of Professional Psychology Early Career Diversity Award

The purpose of this award is to encourage board certification by early career psychologists (ECP) who are members of under-represented groups in ABPP. ABPP will provide one ECP from an under-represented group with a $1000 award to reimburse board certification expenses.


NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01)

Deadline: September

The purpose of the NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research is to provide junior faculty support and protected time (up to three years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in neuroscience research. The goal of the NINDS K01 is to diversify the pool of independent neuroscience research investigators and to enhance the probability of success in obtaining independent NIH or other independent research support. Individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research are eligible for support under this award if they have doctoral research degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and are in the first 3 years of a faculty position at the time of award.


NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08)

The purpose of the award program is to prepare individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the nation. This program represents the continuation of a long-standing NIH program that provides support and protected time to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research, including translational research. The NCI- sponsored K08 award is specifically designed to promote career development of clinical scientists from diverse backgrounds that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related science and for those who are committed to a career in basic biomedical, behavioral or translational cancer research, including research on cancer health disparities. The expectation is that through this sustained period of research career development and training, awardees will develop enhanced research capabilties for cancer research careers and be better prepared to compete for research project grants (e.g. R03, R21, R01) funding.


American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Leave Fellowship

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. This fellowship is designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling her to spend a year pursuing independent research. $30,000


Harvard University School of Public Health - Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowships (up to 2 yrs)

The Yerby Fellowship seeks to expand the diversity of those entering academic public health and create a bridge between academic training in health-related disciplines and entry-level faculty postions at institutions throughout the U.S. Fellowship training is available throughout the broad range of the school's activities-laboratory sciences, population sciences, and social and policy sciences. Fellows have a home within one of the school's nine academic departments. This Fellowship is a two-year program with an initial one-year term that is renewable for one additional year. $63,000 annual salary plus health insurance, benefits, and up to $3,500 professional development.


University of Pennsylvania- Postdoctoral Fellowships For Academic Diversity (3 yrs)

The Fellowship Program seeks promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to the academic mission. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at Penn. Successful candidates will receive mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university. $43,000 in year 1 with $2,000 increments in years 2-3 plus $2,000 travel, $5,000 research, relocation, health insurance, and benefits.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (2 yrs with possibility of tenure track appointment)

The Program offers two-year postdoctoral research appointments. The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. $42,000 annually plus $2,000 annually research and travel.


University of California/University of Michigan - President's & Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships for Faculty Diversity

The University of California and the University of MIchigan join in a collaborative partnership to support new scholars interested in faculty careers who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. The partnership aligns programs at the ten-campus University of California system and the University of MIchigan to offer postdoctoral research fellowships, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. The programs are particularly interested in supporting scholars with the potential to bring their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underreperesented in higher education. The University Partnerships for Faculty Diversity Fellowship programs share common goals and resources, but the programs may differ in their scope and requirements each year. Annual salary $40,000 - $60,000 plus benefits and research money ($4,000-$10,000).


University of Michigan - National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

NCID offers Fellowships to postdoctoral scholars with interests that reflect the NCID strategic agenda, including innovative scholarship, research, or creative work on some aspect of diversity in the broadest sense. NCID is particularly looking for alignment with NCID's priorities and strategies (demography, democracy, and discourse). $50,000 plus health insurance.


University of Colorado at Boulder - Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (up to 2 yrs)

This fellowship is open to scholars in all academic fields whose creative work/research, teaching and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with a non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. It is designed to provide new scholars with time to focus on research and publishing activities that will enhance their prospects for appointment as a tenure-track faculty member. $50,000 - $60,000 plus research and professional development funds.


Rice University - Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality - Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 yrs)

The Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University announces two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities or social sciences for scholars pursuing research and publication projects that focus on: gender and health; gender and urban studies; women in the global economy; sex, race, and nation; or sexuality studies. $40,000 plus benefits and $3,000 relocation and research expenses.


University of California, Berkeley - Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity (1 yr)

The Fellowships support scholars in all fields whose research, teaching and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underreprresented. In some fields the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT issues. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. $42,000 plus $5,000 research and travel, plus health benefits.


Colorado Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity (1 yr)

Fellowships offer postdoctoral training to recent Ph.D. recipients in science, technology, engineering, and math STEM fields. The program is intended for underrepresented graduates who are interested in joining the faculties for U.S. institutions of higher education. Fellowships are for one year, renewable for a second year. $45,000 plus benefits, relocation, research, and travel expenses.


Dartmouth College - Chavez/Eastman/Marshall Dissertation Completion Fellowships for Underrepresented Students

Residential fellowships promote student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher educaiton, by supporting completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars (including African-American, Latina/o, and Native American scholars) and other graduate scholars with a demonstrated commitment and ability to advance educational diversity. Fellows may be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area taught in the Dartmouth undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum. Each fellow will be affiliated with a department or program at the College. Focus on fellows who plan to pursue future career in college or university teaching. $36,000 plus tuition and $2,500 for research and free living opportunity in Affinity House.


University of Illinois Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Associate and Visiting Scholars Program

Funding is available to support up to ten postdoctoral research associate or visiting scholar positions that would enhance campus diversity. Priority will be given to external candidates, preferably identified through a search or in the context of a project funded by DRIVE (see RFP The goal is to identify individuals from underrepresented groups of women in traditionally underrepresented STEM areas who are potential candidates for campus positions that would help to diversity the faculty and promote stategic hiring goals. Each postdoc or scholar must be assigned a faculty mentor/sponsor. The objective is to provide additional mentoring and support for high-potential candidates with the goal of preparing them for tenure track assistant professor appointments at Illinois. In addition, departments are encouraged to apply for funding through the Target of Opportunity Program (TOP) after successful completion of the postdoc/visiting scholars program by the candidate. $45,000 plus health benefits and $5,000 research and travel.


University of Vermont Henderson Predoctoral & Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Henderson Fellowship Program sponsors predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars who will help advance the university's research and teaching goals and assist UVM in reaching its diversity goals, especially with respect to the academic curriculum. The program welcomes applicants who wish to incorporate U.S. racial or ethnic diversity studies into their research or teaching. The UVM Henderson Fellowship Program is field specific, and these fields change from year to year. Henderson Fellows are supported for up to two years (fellowships are renewable after the first year) and are offered either as a two-year predoc or postdoc fellowship. Fellows pursue their own publication and research agenda. $35,000-$40,000 stipend plue mentor, $1,000 travel funds, $1,000 relocation, office with computer & printer.


University of Rochester - Frederick Douglas Institute for African & African-American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Institute offers a predoctoral and a postdoctoral residential Fellowship for research that contributes to African and African-American Studies. The Institute brings together scholars working in the humanities and social sciences on issues related to the study of race in Africa and the Americas. Postdoctoral Fellows will pursue his/her own scholarship, teach one course in his or her area of specialization, and participate in the intellectual life of the Institute. $40,000 stipend plus $3,000 research and travel.






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