Skip to Content

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.



A primary goal of the Network is to share information and resources that enable members to develop high quality scholarship and apply their scholarship in innovative and effective ways. In addition, there is an increasing awareness that the solutions to complex social issues are benefited by multiple voices and multi-disciplinary perspectives. As such, we hope to provide opportunities for members to develop productive relationships and collaborations with others across your campus and around the nation.

As part of the Network, members will have access to our ongoing activities including:



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.

Making Research Work

In May 2016, as part of the first national convening of the Diversity Scholars Network, The Future of Diversity Research, we held a speaker series on the topic of "Making Research Work." The series focused on various "next steps" of scholarship available to academics and practitioners: how do we translate our scholarship to publishable pieces (in multiple formats); how do we convert that work to practice — making it accessible and useful for policy, public scholarship, etc.; how do we translate and market our work for a wide range of public audiences; and how do we make use of new technology to reach wider audiences and take advantage of multiple media formats?


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 will re-open in Fall 2017.



Questions about the Diversity Scholars Network can be directed to Laura Sánchez-Parkinson at