LSA Collegiate Fellowship at the University of Michigan USA 2021

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan invites applications for the LSA Collegiate Fellowship in the USA for the 2021/22 academic year.

The College seeks early-career scholars whose research, and/or teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with a demonstrated interest in 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.

Worth of Award

Predoctoral fellows will receive a starting salary of $50,000 plus benefits.


  • 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).
  • Individuals awarded a PhD from U-M or currently holding a postdoctoral, faculty, or staff position at U-M are not eligible.
  • Predoctoral fellowships may be available in economics and political science; a doctoral degree must be completed by July 1, 2023.
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How to Apply

A complete submission for the LSA Collegiate Fellowship will consist of:

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A research proposal that outlines your scholarly work and includes your 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 your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research proposal and teaching statements (1-3 pages).
  • Teaching statement that describes your 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. Examples include published or unpublished research papers, journal articles, dissertation chapters. References, citations, formulas, appendices, and graphics do not count toward the page limit).
  • Three letters of reference (Letter writers must submit letters of reference by October 7, 2021)

Deadline: Applications are due on Monday, October 4, 2021, at 11:59 PM (EDT) with reference letters due Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 11:59 PM (EDT). The application deadline for candidates for the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Economics; Biophysics; Mathematics; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Statistics; and Physics only is Monday, November 1, 2021, at 11:59 PM (EDT)

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