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 –will support 50% of the program fee. The applicant must have the support of their academic unit for the remaining 50% of the program tuition. Also, since RIT is an institutional member of the NCFDD, their website and webinar 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 scholarships, please submit the online application by Monday, February 14, 2022, 11:59 pm. Click HERE for the online application. A sample of the application form is available here (PDF).  

A letter of commitment for matching funds from the applicant's department or College must accompany scholarship applications and be forwarded under separate cover to FCDS@rit.eduClick here to download the commitment form


Grant Selection and Reporting Requirements

Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee.  You must agree to participate in the program for its duration and share your experiences with Faculty Career Development with an evaluation of your experience, a Community of Practice, presentation or other format.


The Faculty Career Development Team at