Diversity fellowship awards are made to students for whom a case can be made for academic excellence and underrepresentation in the discipline, the professoriate or among holders of doctoral degrees. Please indicate how this student contributes to the diversity of the discipline.
Please briefly describe the student’s qualities and experiences that make them likely to succeed in your program. For example, you may describe your assessment of the student’s relevant research skills, demonstrated scholarly achievement, and professional development. You may comment on the student’s previous achievements and future promise of productive research and scholarship. Your comments may also include your assessment of the nominee’s research experience, publications, or other previous work.
Does your program commit to a plan for providing this student with three years of funding (at least a 20-hour assistantship per semester or equivalent)? If possible, please provide a brief outline of this plan. Please note, it is understood that this funding commitment includes standard contingencies, such as satisfactory academic progress and the availability of sufficient funding resources, but there must be a good-faith effort to provide the student with the promised support.
Does your program commit to assigning an advisor who will mentor the student academically during their graduate studies? Has the assigned mentor/advisor participated (or plan to participate) in the Faculty Mentor Training Program?