The Doctoral Scholars Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support. This award is for scholars who are just beginning (within the first year) their doctoral program or are expecting admission before the academic year begins. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of tuition and fees (in-state and out-of-state, unless an institution prohibits a fee waiver), an annual stipend of up to $15,000, professional development, and expenses associated with attending the Compact for Faculty Diversity’s Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.
In order to be considered, applicants must meet these eligibility requirements.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
- Must be a racial/ethnic minority (including Native Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Asian-Americans and African-Americans)
- Must hold (or will receive) a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the end of the spring term of the year of application. The program particularly encourages applicants who seek a Ph.D. in a field with low minority representation (science, mathematics, engineering, and science or math education)
- Must be enrolled in a full-time, campus-based doctoral program
- Must plan to become a full-time faculty member in a postsecondary institution upon completion of the doctorate
- May not be employed outside the discipline/department
- African American
- Alaskan Native
- American Indian
- Asian American
- Mexican American
- Native American
- Pacific Islanders
- Puerto Rican
Please note that our program does not support students pursuing professional degrees (M.D., D.B.A., D.D.S., J.D. and D.V.M), graduate work leading to the Ed.D. or online distance learning, executive, or other practitioner-oriented programs or non-residential degree programs.
This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.