The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) invites application for postdoctoral fellowship to promote the outstanding work of early career diversity scholars throughout the nation. This includes those who have recently earned a PhD, as well as those who currently hold early career tenure-track positions. Two postdoctoral fellowships, each for the duration of one year will be awarded annually. Each of the fellowships offer protected research time, faculty mentoring, and career development opportunities. The deadline for application is November 1, 2014.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in all disciplines available at NCID.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for postdoctoral research program.
Scholarship Provider: National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), University of Michigan
Scholarship can be taken at: National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID).
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Eligibility: Guided by the mission of the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), the Postdoctoral Fellows and Scholars Program is designed to promote the outstanding work of early career diversity scholars throughout the nation. This includes those who have recently earned a PhD, as well as those who currently hold early career tenure-track positions. While looking for alignment with NCID’s priorities and strategies, a successful candidate will also be highly competitive for a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Michigan or a peer institution. This involves demonstrated excellence not only in the area of diversity, but also in the areas of teaching, service, and research more broadly. All postdoctoral applicants are welcome and they are especially interested in attracting national scholars who received doctoral degrees outside the University of Michigan.
Scholarship Open for International Students: US and Non US citizens can apply for these postdoctoral fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) represents a commitment by the University of Michigan to affirm the central value of institutional diversity to the public mission of US colleges and universities. They support scholarship and its sophisticated application to the challenges associated with meeting this commitment spanning the recruitment and selection of students and faculty, assuring campus climates that promote success, preparing and inspiring leaders, and reframing the complicated discourse that surrounds institutional diversity in a changing, politically charged national landscape.
Number of award(s): Two postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded each year.
Duration of award(s): Fellowships will be available for a period of one year.
What does it cover? In addition to two annual fellowship positions, a select group of applicants will also receive one of three distinctions:
-Exemplary Diversity Dissertations: Awarded to candidates who have invested deeply in diversity through their scholarship, teaching, and service, but who have also particularly distinguished themselves by writing highly innovative dissertations on diversity issues – which have been specifically lauded by reviewers in their fields.
-Exemplary Diversity Scholars: Awarded to candidates with an established history of contributions in diversity-related research, practice, and teaching. These candidates tend to be existing PhDs, or early-career scholars with tenure-track positions.
-Emerging Diversity Scholars: Awarded to candidates with outstanding potential to contribute to diversity-related research, practice and/or teaching. These candidates tend to be nearing the completion of their PhDs, or are in the earlier stages of engaging in diversity issues.
Selection Criteria: The criteria for selection is a commitment to diversity in your scholarship, teaching, and service, as well as fit within the mission and vision of both the NCID and the academic and departmental units at U-M.
Notification: Applicants will be notified no earlier than Mid-March.
How to Apply: Applicants may directly apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship through the NCID Slideroom website. Once there, applicants will be prompted to create a user account to complete the application and upload all required documents. Required application materials include:
-A statement explaining how your work (e.g., teaching, research, and service) will contribute to both NCID and a related U-M academic unit or research center;
-Your curriculum vitae;
-Your dissertation abstract;
-A minimum of two letters of recommendation;
-A statement of proposed research to be conducted during the fellowship year;
-Optional: You may choose to submit a writing sample that reflects your academic or professional writing ability (i.e. scholarly article or dissertation chapter). Samples should be no longer than forty pages, including all footnotes, end notes, and appendices.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The Application due date is November 1, 2014.