Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 University of New Mexico Inclusive Excellence Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The fellowships will be awarded to African American, American Indian or Hispanic doctoral degree recipients whose teaching, research and service contribute to diversity in any academic discipline.

The goal of the program is to develop diversity champions from all academic backgrounds who will be prepared to lead research agendas dedicated to inclusive excellence within higher education settings. The purpose of the Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship is to provide recent Ph.D. graduates with insight and training in diversity and inclusion work in higher education.

The fellowships are designed to enable underrepresented minority Ph.D.s advance their research agenda and their academic portfolio while contributing to diversity initiatives at UNM. Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 per year plus benefits, and research or travel support of $1,000.

Selected fellows will enjoy direct access to mentoring from the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, as well as faculty mentoring, networking, and professional development opportunities, and will play a significant role in both the research and programmatic initiatives of the Division, learning first-hand about diversity issues, policies, and procedures that arise in efforts to advance access and equity for traditionally underrepresented and marginalized populations.

Doctoral students in the latter stages of their dissertation completion or recent Ph.D. graduates are encouraged to apply. The deadline is Saturday, Aug. 1.

For more information, visit Diversity Fellowships.