DEI Underrepresented Minority Doctoral Fellowship
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.
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.
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