University of Michigan LSA Collegiate Fellowship 2021–2022 (Salary of $60,000)

University of Michigan LSA Collegiate Fellowship 2021–2022 (Salary of $60,000)

Deadline: October 4, 2021

Applications are open for the University of Michigan LSA Collegiate Fellowship 2021–2022. The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan launched the LSA Collegiate Fellows program in 2016 as a major College initiative aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment, recruiting and retaining exceptional early career scholars, and supporting outstanding scholars who are committed to building a diverse intellectual community.

The purpose of the LSA Collegiate Fellows program is to support exceptional scholars in all liberal arts fields who are committed to diversity in the academy and to prepare those scholars for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA at the University of Michigan.

The College seeks early career scholars whose research, and/or teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with a demonstrated interest in bringing to their teaching/mentoring or research the critical perspectives that come from nontraditional educational backgrounds and pathways, and/or scholarly understanding of the experiences of groups who are historically underrepresented or marginalized in higher education.


  • LSA Collegiate Fellows will receive a starting salary of $60,000 plus benefits, as well as funds for conference and research expenses, for up to two years.


  • For applicants in the natural sciences, doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2017 and July 1, 2022; For applicants in the social sciences or humanities, doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2019 and July 1, 2022 (August 31, 2022 for applicants in the Department of Economics). 
  • Individuals awarded a PhD from U-M or currently holding a postdoctoral, faculty, or staff position at U-M are not eligible.
  • Predoctoral fellowships may be available in economics and political science; doctoral degree must be completed by July 1, 2023.


A complete submission will consist of:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research proposal that outlines your scholarly work and includes your research plan for the fellowship period (2-3 pages; references, citations, formulas, and graphics do not count toward the page limit).
  • Diversity statement that includes your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research proposal and teaching statements (1-3 pages).
  • Teaching statement that describes your teaching philosophy, which may incorporate experience from formal or informal teaching and mentoring opportunities (1-3 pages).
  • Dissertation abstract (1 page).
  • Writing sample (1-2 samples; 35 pages maximum per writing sample. Examples include published or unpublished research paper, journal article, dissertation chapter. References, citations, formulas, appendices, and graphics do not count toward the page limit).
  • Three letters of reference (Letter writers must submit letters of reference by October 7, 2021)

Applications are due by Monday, October 4, 2021 at 11:59 PM (EDT). Application deadline for candidates for the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Economics; Biophysics; Mathematics; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Statistics; and Physics only are due by Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM (EDT).

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For more information, visit LSA Collegiate Fellowship.