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Diversity Scholars Network

The Diversity Scholars Network fosters an interdisciplinary multi-institutional community of scholars to strengthen research about diversity, equity and inclusion and address issues in education and society. Members of the Network are identified for their commitment and contribution to diversity research and scholarship. The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) supports and connects the shared knowledge by providing opportunities for research and dissemination across the academy and beyond.

The purpose of the Network is to:

  • Build connections among diversity scholars and develop a community for collaborations;
  • Produce cutting-edge research around diversity, equity and inclusion; and
  • Translate research into practice to advance positive social change.

This Network acts as a scholarly support system with mentorship opportunities, collective advancement in the academy, and collaborative interactions to create social change.



Members receive exclusive access to resources meant to build their own awareness and abilities in the areas of diversity research and scholarship. Additionally, members can expect to receive support on research production and opportunities to translate their research to practice. Each member is included in the Scholars Directory and their work is featured throughout the NCID website, social media platforms, and newsletters.

Beyond virtual engagement, members are invited to attend Network convenings at the University of Michigan and receive priority at special events.

Once a member, scholars also support the work of NCID through activities such as participating in events, writing reports or blog posts, financial support or mentoring early career scholars.



The fundamental purpose of the Scholars Network is to support and promote scholars' research and practical efforts to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. A long-time goal of the NCID is to raise the national dialogue by advocating for evidence-based solutions to social issues. To that end, we maintain an ongoing showcase of scholars' work, distributed through newsletters and promoted on our website and social media. To join the online conversation, please follow us on social media.



Members of the Network are identified for their commitment and contribution to diversity research and scholarship. We welcome tenure-track, clinical faculty, and research faculty and staff to sign up. You can nominate a scholar, or you can apply directly. Nominated candidates will be contacted and invited to apply.


Nomination and sign-up for the 2017 cohort is now closed. The application for the 2018 cohort will open in fall 2017.