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

Faculty Career Development and the Provost's Office co-sponsor a limited number of 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. The scholarship covers the program fee. Also, since RIT is an institutional member of the NCFDD, the service is free for RIT faculty, post docs and graduate students. To sign up to become a member, visit


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

Application Process and Materials

If you would like to apply for one of the Faculty Success Program scholarship, please complete and submit an application form when the application process opens.

Grant Selection and Reporting Requirements

Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee, and recipients will be notified. If you are awarded a scholarship and you accept it, it is your responsibility to contact Becky Kiely, Senior Staff Accountant, at or 585-475-7604. 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.


The Faculty Career Development Team at