The goal of the University of Michigan LSA Collegiate Fellowship Program is to support exceptional scholars in all three divisions of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) — humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences — who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the academy.

They are particularly interested in scholars who have demonstrated their ability to bring critical perspectives from non-traditional educational backgrounds and pathways to their work, as well as scholarly understanding of the experiences of groups that have historically been underrepresented or marginalized in higher education.

Scholarship Details:

Type: PhD, Fellowship

Application Deadline:  October 16, 2023

Value & Duration of Award:  Full Scholarship, $66,000 – $50,000 Starting Salary, Other Attractive Benefits 

Value: 66,000 USD

Eligibility for 2023 LSA Collegiate Fellowship for International Students at the University of Michigan

Field of Study: In the 2023-2024 year, candidates whose work is represented within the following LSA academic departments or units are invited to apply:

  • Humanities
    • Afroamerican and African Studies
    • Asian Languages & Cultures
    • Film, Television, and Media
    • Germanic Languages & Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Romance Languages & Literature
    • Slavic Languages & Literature
  • Natural Sciences
    • Biophysics
    • Chemistry
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    • Statistics
  • Social Sciences
    • Communication and Media
    • Economics
    • Organizational Studies
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for the Scholarship:

  • Doctoral degrees must be completed between January 1, 2019 and July 1, 2024 for applicants in the natural sciences; doctoral degrees must be completed between January 1, 2021 and July 1, 2024 for applicants in the social sciences or humanities (August 31, 2024 for applicants in the Department of Economics).
  • Individuals who have received a PhD from U-M or are now employed as postdoctoral, faculty, or staff at U-M are ineligible.

How to apply for the scholarship

Applications for the 2023 LSA Collegiate Fellowship Program, excluding Biophysics, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Economics, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Mathematics, and Statistics, 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. Apply Now!

Applications and reference letters are due Monday, October 16, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET for candidates in the Departments of Biophysics, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Economics, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Mathematics, and Statistics. Apply Now!

Documents Needed: A full submission will include the following:

  • CV stands for curriculum vitae.
  • Research/scholarship statement outlining your scholarly work and including your research plan for the fellowship time (2-3 pages*; references, citations, calculations, and visuals do not count against the page limit).
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (1-3 pages) describing your demonstrated commitment to and participation in diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. Your research/scholarship statement and teaching statement may have some overlap.
  • Teaching philosophy statement (1-3 pages) that includes formal or informal teaching and mentoring experience.
  • Abstract of the dissertation (1 page).
  • Writing sample (two to three samples; maximum of 35 pages per writing sample). Research papers, journal articles, and dissertation chapters are some examples. The page limit does not include references, citations, calculations, appendices, or graphics.
  • Three reference letters (a maximum of four). Applicants may not submit reference letters on behalf of their referees.
  • *Chemistry applicants should provide a 5-10 page statement of future research intentions, including a 1-page executive summary.

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