2023 University of Michigan LSA Collegiate Fellowship for International Students in the USA
The University of Michigan’s LSA Collegiate Fellowship Program for the year 2023 is designed to offer substantial support to outstanding scholars across all three divisions of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) – encompassing humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The program’s core focus is on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the academic realm.
The program seeks out scholars who possess a deep commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, mentoring, research, scholarship, and engagement in higher education. The aim is to cultivate an academic environment that embraces the unique perspectives that arise from nontraditional educational backgrounds and pathways. Moreover, the program places significant importance on understanding and addressing the experiences of historically underrepresented or marginalized groups in the context of higher education.
- Host Country: United States of America (USA)
- Eligible Countries: All Countries
- Award: Comprehensive Scholarship | Starting Salary of $66,000 – $50,000 | Additional Benefits
- Application Deadline: October 16, 2023
Overview of the Scholarship:
Of particular interest are scholars who have demonstrated a capacity to infuse their work with critical viewpoints stemming from unconventional educational experiences. Additionally, the program values scholarly insights into the experiences of groups historically overlooked or marginalized in higher education.
The University of Michigan, often referred to as Michigan, is a prestigious public research university situated in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Established in 1817 in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, it is Michigan’s oldest university. It holds a distinguished position as one of the premier research institutions in the United States, boasting annual research expenditures nearing $1.5 billion.
To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- For applicants in the natural sciences, doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2019 and July 1, 2024. For applicants in the social sciences or humanities, doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2021 and July 1, 2024 (applicable until August 31, 2024 for applicants in the Department of Economics).
- Individuals holding a PhD from the University of Michigan (U-M) or currently in a postdoctoral, faculty, or staff position at U-M are not eligible.
- Candidates whose work falls within specific LSA academic departments or units are invited to apply in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Scholarship Duration and Benefits:
LSA Collegiate Fellows will receive a starting salary of $66,000 along with benefits and funding for conference participation and research expenses. The fellowship spans up to two years and allows fellows to dedicate their time to independent research. Moreover, fellows are expected to engage in pedagogical development initiatives such as the LSA Teaching Academy and classroom teaching/engagement. Post-fellowship, all LSA Collegiate Fellows will be offered a tenure-track position, with the possibility of direct appointment to tenure-track positions for certain candidates based on their level of readiness.
The offer to tenure-track positions includes competitive salary packages, research support, and appropriate benefits in line with assistant professors in relevant departments.
The University’s Department of Economics offers supplementary support to their fellows, elevating the standard Collegiate Fellows salary.
Interested applicants must submit a complete application comprising:
- Curriculum vitae
- Research/scholarship statement outlining scholarly work and research plans for the fellowship period
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement showcasing commitment and engagement in DEI through scholarship, teaching, and/or service
- Teaching statement delineating teaching philosophy and experience
- Dissertation abstract
- Writing sample (up to 3 samples)
- Three letters of reference
Applicants in Chemistry are required to provide a 5-10 page statement on future research plans, including a 1-page executive summary.
Applications, excluding Biophysics; Chemistry; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Economics, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Mathematics; Statistics, for the 2023 LSA Collegiate Fellowship Program are due Friday, September 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET, with reference letters due Monday, September 11, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. ET. Click Here To Apply!
Applications AND reference letters for candidates for the Departments of Biophysics; Chemistry; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Economics; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Mathematics; Statistics are due Monday, October 16, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Click Here To Apply!