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Faculty Recruitment

Franklin Faculty Recruitment Toolkit

How Social Networks Drive Black Unemployment

Systemic inequality and hierarchy in faculty hiring networks

Making Diversity Happen

Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty for Institutions of Higher Education


Diversity Leadership

Gender-Specific and Gender-Neutral Pronouns

"We Are All for Diversity, but...". How Faculty Hiring Committees Reproduce Whiteness and Practical Suggestions for How They Can Change

What Is Your Responsibility as a Bystander to a Colleague Having Problems?

Four Ways We Derail Inclusion

Increasing Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce

Avoiding gender bias in reference writing

Be Inclusive Every Day

UGA EOO Sexual Assault Response (SAR) Protocol and Resources>


Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention

Holistic Review in Graduate Admissions 
Chronicle of Higher Education article (3/27/16), Diversitying a Discipline.


Graduate School and Mental Health


Additional Funding Resources

General Resources Schmidt Lab Resources
An exhaustive list of resources for both undergraduate and graduate students.

200 Free Scholarships For Minorities
Created by Black Excel. Lists of 200 scholarships available. Many based on Financial need.

National Council of La Raza's (NCLR) Scholarship List
A list of scholarships for undergraduate students

A list of over 180 Scholarships for underrepresented students of color in the United States (PDF)
An exhaustive listing of scholarships geared towards minority students.

UNCF—the United Negro College Fund
Providing operating funds for its 39 member colleges, all of them small, liberal arts institutions, making it possible for them to offer their students 21st century academic programs while keeping their tuitions to less than half the average of other private colleges;

Resources for Underrepresented Groups
A list of resources for undergraduate students

Terry college of Business Scholarship List (not just Business Focused)
An exhaustive listing of scholarships geared towards minority students.
Study Abroad Resources Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants

Minority Study Abroad Scholarships
Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer twenty, $1,000 scholarships for spring 2010, summer 2010 and fall 2010 study abroad. Six scholarship are available for the fall, six for the spring and eight for the summer. Scholarships are only available for students studying, interning or volunteering abroad for credit on programs offered by a partner organization.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

John T. Petters Scholarships
The John T. Petters Foundation is a private foundation that works to advance the educational experiences by providing scholarships of deserving students. The Foundation focuses its scholarships to support international business study abroad and social entrepreneurship service programs.

Keystone Symposia
Travel scholarships to Students and Post-docs of ethnic origin who are underrepresented in the life sciences community. These scholarships, of up to $1,200 each, are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including meeting registration, air and ground transportation, and lodging costs. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Minority Scholarships
Extensive listing of scholarships exclusively for minority students on

Graduate Students

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Annual stipend: $20,000

Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study
The Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study provide full support for up to five years of study toward a Ph.D. for outstanding students who are from groups underrepresented in the sciences or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Gilliam fellows attend the university of their choice and work alongside distinguished scientists. Chosen for their academic excellence and scientific potential, they will become the leaders of a new generation of biomedical researchers. Up to 5 years 2011–2012 fellowship year: $46,500
Collection of opportunities from the Minority PostDoc Summit (check previous years' agendas for additional opportunities)

Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP)
Fellowship Program (JPFP) increases the number of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities participating in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce, thereby helping to eliminate the shortage of skilled workers in STEM-related disciplines. Sponsored by NASA, the JPFP facilitates the development of a more inclusive, multi-cultural and sustainable workforce by providing access and opportunity to underrepresented students who want to earn advanced degrees.
Annually, approximately 20 three-year fellowships are awarded to support graduate students in their pursuit of advanced degrees in the STEM disciplines. Annual stipends for students pursuing master’s degrees start at $18,000. Annual stipends for students pursuing doctoral degrees start at $24,000. With stipends, travel allowances and tuition offsets included, JPFP award packages currently start at $32,000 per year.

SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Ford Foundation, the program offers financial support and other services to doctoral scholars nationwide. SREB also hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the country. The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar's college, university and/or department, in the form of a $15,000-$20,000 annual stipend.

Health Services Research
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports training opportunities to help individuals prepare for a career in health services research. AHRQ is particularly interested in fostering the professional development of minority health services researchers.

ASA Minority Fellowship Program
Minority Fellowship Program applicants can be new or continuing graduate students. However, the MFP is primarily designed for minority students entering a doctoral program in sociology for the first time or for those who are in the early stages of their graduate programs. MFP applicants must be applying to or enrolled in sociology departments which have strong mental health research programs and/or faculty who are currently engaged in research focusing on mental health issues. Maximum Amount: $20000

Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
The Lagrant Foundation annually provides 15 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. Maximum Amount: $5000

FTE Doctoral Fellowships
The Fund for Theological Education supports outstanding African-American students pursuing graduate degrees in religion, theological studies, and religious studies. Diversity is crucial to the vitality of the academy and the Christian church. A strong presence of African-American faculty in the nation's theological schools in particular is needed to serve today's diverse student body, to attract and inspire outstanding candidates for ministry, and to contribute to broad, deep and inclusive teaching and research. Maximum Amount: $18000

Undergraduate Students


Co-op/Internship Opportunities
An extensive listing of research opportunities specifically for minorities. Internship and Fellowship Opportunities in Science Comprehensive listing of government fellowships.

Partnership for Minority Advancement in the Biomolecular Sciences (PMABS)
Searchable database of summer internships.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
AAAS has developed unique partnerships with IBM, NASA, Merck, Google, Lockheed Martin, CVS, NAVAIR, Pfizer, Infosys, Shell, Procter & Gamble and university science laboratories to meet their human resources needs. Working with its partners, AAAS identifies and screens undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing degrees in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business, and places them in paid summer internships.


Franklin College Undergraduate Scholarships

AICPA Minority Accounting Students Scholarships
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants established the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students to provide funds for deserving students. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit, independent organization is the administrator of the program. Applicants must be students who are underrepresented minorities in the accounting profession (e.g., Black/ African American; Hispanic/Latino; Native American; or Asian American). Maximum Amount: $3000

Chemical Science Scholarships for African American, Hispanic, and American Indian Students
ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

Minority Nursing Scholarships
Scholarship money for students pursuing undergraduate or graduate education in nursing; many opportunities.

Microsoft Scholarships
Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women's Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities. Full tuition scholarships will cover tuition for the 2010-2011 academic year as posted by the financial aid office at your college or university. Some scholarships available through the ALA Scholarship Program are geared towards individuals from groups currently underrepresented in the library profession.

Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
(Peach State LSAMP) is a National Science Foundation sponsored program with the mission to increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering or Math disciplines (STEM). The University of Georgia is a partner in this program which provides financial support, internships, mentorships and research opportunities for selected undergraduates.


Summer Undergraduate Fellowships in Genetics (SUNFIG)
Hands-on research in Genomics and Computational Biology will bring participants recruited nationally from underrepresented groups to the University of Georgia campus for 10 weeks in the Summer of 2010. Each participant will receive a $4,500 stipend toward food and expenses, travel money up to the program limit, a shared dorm room on the same floor with the NSF funded REU programs in Physics and Microbiology, free transportation on campus, lab safety training and preparation to work in any type scientific lab.

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry
Undergraduate students who are completing their sophomore or junior years in the spring of 2010 are encouraged to apply. Participants receive a $5000 stipend.


Center for undergraduate research opportunities
As part of the Honors Program at the University of Georgia, the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) promotes opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research with premier research faculty.

Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research NSF-funded REU Program
Assist with research projects that help to broaden your ecological background. Students have been able to take advantage of the stipend and resources made available to them by Research Experience for Undergraduate Program (REU) positions created directly by the Coweeta LTER program or by other NSF-funded grants with research sites at or near Coweeta. These positions stimulate students to focus on a topic that can be studied in a summer and often relate to and provide more in depth knowledge for a larger ongoing project.

Fungal Genomics & Computational Biology Summer NSF-funded REU Program
Hands-on research in Genomics and Computational Biology will bring participants recruited nationally from underrepresented groups to the University of Georgia campus for 10 weeks in the Summer of 2010. Each participant will receive a $4,500 stipend toward food and expenses, travel money up to the program limit, a shared dorm room on the same floor with the NSF funded REU programs in Physics and Microbiology, free transportation on campus, lab safety training and preparation to work in any type scientific lab.

Future Scholars Visitation Program
Fully supported Fall term visitation program for Senior undergraduates from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in Graduate School at UGA. All selected participants will also receive an application fee waiver for their UGA graduate school application and up to $100 reimbursed travel expenses (including airline, shuttle and/or mileage). Current UGA students are not eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses. Documentation will be required for all reimbursement requests.

The main goal of VIGRE - Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences - is to develop innovative research and mentoring programs in which undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty work together.

NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program-May no longer be active
Exciting projects will address diverse topics in Prokaryotic Biology. Please join our program and enjoy the first-rate UGA research and recreational facilities. Participants will each receive a stipend of $450/week in addition to a $500 food allowance for the summer. Housing and most travel costs will also be covered. Students will stay in air-conditioned dorms on campus.

Peach State Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (PSLSAMP)
Collaboration between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and six University System of Georgia colleges and universities that aims to double the number of underrepresented minority students who earn bachelor's degrees in the STEM disciplines and to encourage more of our degree recipients to pursue graduate studies in these fields.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
A FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation. Seeks students representing a wide range of economic, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) builds on the lessons learned from those earlier programs. It expanded to include pre-dental students who face challenges similar to those of pre-medical students, and it focuses on students in the first two years of their college education because the experience of previous programs indicates that this is when students derive the most benefit.

The Berkeley Edge
The Berkeley Edge is a recruitment, retention and advancement program designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority (URM) students who acquire doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program is a partner in the University of California system-wide effort (UC-AGEP) to identify, recruit, retain, and assist in advancing talented minority students to graduate school and into the professoriate.

Engineering Student Services (ESS)
The College of Engineering has built comprehensive programs to broaden participation in engineering among students from underrepresented backgrounds. We recruit and retain a diverse range of outstanding engineers by offering unparalleled opportunities for mentoring, research, and experiential learning. Through the Engineering Student Services (ESS), we offer four specific programs.

The Gates Millennium Scholar Program
GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive our good through graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Our program is more than a scholarship—it’s an opportunity! We provide our Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support through their college career. Eligible if African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American.

MED Program
The Medical Education Development (MED) Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was established in 1974 and is designed to increase opportunities in the health professions for individuals who demonstrate educational promise and commitment to a health career but who have lacked the opportunity in the past in moving toward their professional goals

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
From a disadvantaged background. Disadvantaged background means that your financial aid office has certified you as having “exceptional financial need. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

UNCF Merck Science Initiative
The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative (UMSI) provides undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral support to outstanding African-American students who are pursuing studies and research careers in biological and chemical sciences.


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