LSA Collegiate Fellowship for Scholars 2022

The College Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Michigan University seeks applications from early-career scholars whose research, and/or teaching, or service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

The program is particularly interested in scholars whose interest is bringing to their teaching/mentoring or research the critical perspectives that come from nontraditional educational backgrounds and pathways, and/or scholarly understanding of the experiences of groups who are historically underrepresented or marginalized in higher education.

The College of (LSA) at the University of Michigan launched the LSA Collegiate Fellows program in 2016 as a major College initiative aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment, recruiting and retaining exceptional early-career scholars, and supporting outstanding scholars who are committed to building a diverse intellectual community.

Nevertheless, during the fellowship, Fellows will devote their time to pursuing their independent research, as well as participate in pedagogical development activities such as the LSA Teaching Academy and classroom teaching/engagement. Fellows will also receive career advice from a departmental mentor during their fellowship.


LSA Collegiate Fellows will receive a starting salary of $60,000 including benefits, as well as funds for conference and research expenses, for up to two years.


For applicants in the natural sciences, doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2017, and July 1, 2022;

For applicants in the social sciences or humanities, doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2019, and July 1, 2022 (August 31, 2022, for applicants in the Department of Economics). 

 Application Process

Applicants are to provide the following details for applications

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Research proposal that outlines their scholarly work and includes their research plan for the fellowship period (2-3 pages; references, citations, formulas, and graphics do not count toward the page limit).
  • Diversity statement that includes their demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement.
  • Teaching statement that describes their teaching philosophy, which may incorporate experience from formal or informal teaching and mentoring opportunities (1-3 pages).
  • Dissertation abstract (1 page).
  • Writing sample (1-2 samples; 35 pages maximum per writing sample.
  • Three letters of reference.
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Deadline: October 04, 2021.

For more information, visit the official site.