DEI Underrepresented Minority Doctoral Fellowship

Program Description
The FIU DEI Underrepresented Minority Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to advance excellence of scholarship, promote overall student success, and actualize the long-term career potential of historically underrepresented doctoral students across all graduate programs at FIU. This doctoral fellowship program is a year-long, cohort-centered professional and academic development experience that will emphasize core tenets of community building, belonging, and networking with peers and professionals from FIU and beyond.

Program Components
Students are expected to commit full-time to the Division of DEI Doctoral Fellowship. Events, including monthly social activities, student-led presentations and seminars, and academic and professional workshops, are developed and scheduled in advance. A programming schedule for each semester will be made available contingent on admission into the fellowship (in July) and made available the month before each subsequent semester to aid the cohort in making any needed adjustments to their academic planning.

Program Eligibility:
To be eligible for the DEI Doctoral Fellowship you must:

  • Be fully admitted into a doctoral program at Florida International University
  • Applicants may be incoming (newly admitted), pre-candidacy (first- or second-year students), or post-candidacy
  • Be local or willing to relocate to the South Florida area
  • Be considered a historical underrepresented minority doctoral student based on enrollment and matriculation statistics regarding the doctoral level demographics at FIU
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have a strong desire/interest in DEI initiatives

Award
$2,400.00
Deadline
07/10/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please request a letter of recommendation from an FIU faculty or staff member.
  2. DEI Fellowship Questions
    • Current Year in Program
    • Doctoral Degree Type (e.g., EdD, PhD, JD, MD, etc.)
    • Expected Graduation Date
  3. DEI Fellowship Prompts
    • Please describe an accomplishment you are most proud of and why. How does this accomplishment speak to your leadership potential in your chosen field of study? (Please respond with a 3 minute video upload OR short essay)
    • Please describe an accomplishment you are most proud of and why. How does this accomplishment speak to your leadership potential in your chosen field of study? (Please respond with a 3 minute video upload OR short essay)
    • Please describe your long-term professional plans and how participating as a cohort member in this fellowship will support your success as a doctoral student. (Please respond with a 3 minute video upload OR short essay)
    • Please describe your long-term professional plans and how participating as a cohort member in this fellowship will support your success as a doctoral student. (Please respond with a 3 minute video upload OR short essay)