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NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship


The 2017 deadline has passed. Check back in summer 2018 for application information for the fellowship period of August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020.

This university-wide, interdisciplinary initiative seeks to bridge exemplary scholarship with multilevel campus-wide engagement and innovation, honoring NCID’s national commitment to institutional diversity and bringing scholarship to practice. To learn more about our 2017-2018 NCID Postdoctoral Fellows, click here.



The NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship is a one-year (12 month) fellowship that follows a visiting scholar model, aimed at promoting and supporting the work of outstanding early career diversity scholars. While we welcome new PhD applicants, successful candidates may also currently hold tenure-track positions. This program provides a unique opportunity to serve as a scholar in residence with protected time for focused scholarship, as well as to engage with the rich intellectual community at the University of Michigan. 


We anticipate awarding two NCID Postdoctoral Fellowships during the 2018-2019 academic year. The salary for the Postdoctoral Fellows is $55,000 per year plus benefits.

Fellows will receive additional support for conference travel and other research-related expenses. Each of the Fellowships offer protected research time, faculty mentoring, and career development opportunities.


Applications are welcome from scholars engaging in diversity scholarship, in any field or department represented in the University of Michigan’s schools and colleges. Applicants’ doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2011 and July 1, 2018.

Application Materials

The application for the NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship will be available at and will require the submission of:

  • CV;
  • Statement of proposed scholarship and writing to be conducted during the fellowship year;
  • Statement of contribution explaining how the applicant’s scholarship and demonstrated diversity commitments will contribute to both NCID and a related U-M academic or research unit;
  • Dissertation abstract;
  • Writing sample (of publications, or works under review or in progress); and
  • At least two letters of recommendation (maximum of three).

Contact Information

The NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. For any questions relating to recruitment, eligibility, technical issues, or program details, please contact:

National Center for Institutional Diversity
610 East University Avenue, Suite 3338
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734.764.6600 (fax)