Oct. 6, 2016—The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts announces the launch of the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which will promote a diverse academic environment by encouraging and supporting promising scholars with a commitment to diversity to enter academia at the University of Michigan.

The new initiative aims to recruit 50 new Fellows over the next five years. It will foster and support scholars in any LSA field who have an interest, specialty, or background in diversity, and whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The two-year fellowship will provide these early-career faculty with dedicated research time, mentorship, travel funding, and professional development opportunities in order to support their transition into tenure-track positions within LSA.

“LSA’s Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is one of the most important elements of our recently drafted strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said LSA Dean Andrew D. Martin. “It will help us recruit a dynamic group of promising scholars whose commitment to diversity will bolster the academic excellence of both the College and the University as a whole.”

The program will be administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity, which is now part of LSA. The application period for scholars is now open.

For more information, or to apply, please visit http://myumi.ch/LSAcollegiatepostdoc