Postdoctoral Fellowships to Enhance Academic Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Career Development Activities

Program offerings from the Office of Institutional Diversity that include lunches with the VP for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate VP for Student Engagement, invitation to an annual Meet and Greet Reception with the President and Provost, invitation and ticket to at least one football and one basketball game with associated pre-game activities, engagement with various Affinity Groups (, connections to college Diversity and Inclusion Officers, announcements to events within their college and the university, and information sharing of community-based multicultural resources.

Monthly meetings that focus on understanding the available research infrastructure and grant-writing basics. Topics include tools for seeking extramural support, protecting intellectual property, research compliance (IRB/IACUC), grants management, responsible conduct of research, as well as sponsor-specific grant information, student mentoring and communicating your research.

  • Breakout sessions from these meetings will be tailored to the specific interests of participants in this program.  In addition, individualized help will be available from the Proposal Development Office to develop competitive research applications to targeted funding opportunities.

Access to a personal navigator to discuss individual career development plans and identify relevant training opportunities.

Establishing a coordinated Mentorship Program: meeting of the awardee with a panel (mentor, Chair, others) to discuss faculty/academic research life within the discipline.

General programs available to all postdoctoral fellows on campus include, but are not limited to: