Announcing a partial scholarship opportunity available for tenured and tenure-track faculty for summer 2020! Eligibility criteria and application guidelines for this competitive program are explained below. 


National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Career Development are sponsoring a limited number of partial scholarships for the NCFDD Faculty Success Program, an online, 12-week intensive mentoring program. The Faculty Success Program is a “boot camp” designed to improve research productivity and work-life balance. The Faculty Success Program is for tenure-track or tenured faculty (assistant or associate professor rank) who are looking for a combination of empirically-tested methods to improve research productivity, with coaching and peer support to propel personal growth to a whole new level. For more information on the program, visit facultydiversity.org. The program runs from May 17-August 8, 2020.

This scholarship will include 50% of the program fee of $3,950 for registrations before March 23 (non-refundable). The required NCFDD individual membership is covered through RIT's institutional membership but scholarship applicants must sign up at the NCFDD site (facultydiversity.org) before a scholarship application will be considered.

In addition to the online application for the program, a letter of commitment for matching funds ($1,975) from the applicant's department or College must accompany the application and be forwarded to FCDS@rit.edu

Eligibility and Application Process 

  • Tenure-track or tenured faculty (assistant or associate professor rank) are eligible to apply. 

  • A limited number of partial scholarships will be funded. 

  • On the application you will be asked:

  • Applications will be accepted online via the link above until February 10, 2020 at 5 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

  • A selection committee will review applications and notify you directly.

If you accept the scholarship, it is your responsibility to contact Anthony Concessi, Sr. Analyst, Controller's Office, Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) & School of Individualized Study (SOIS) at ajccto@rit.edu.You must agree to participate in the program for its duration and share your experiences with Faculty Career Development via an evaluation of your experience, a Community of Practice, presentation or other format.

Questions? Email Faculty Career Development at FCDS@rit.edu.