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Postdoctoral Affairs Scholar to Faculty Pathway Program

Scholar to Faculty Pathway Program

The Scholar to Faculty Pathway Program aims to increase the number of clinical and basic science researchers from underrepresented communities in science, as defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), who attain faculty positions at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The program is part of efforts to foster an academic culture that is as diverse and inclusive as New York City—a place where people from different backgrounds and disciplines can collaborate with one another, achieve educational and career milestones, and discover new and innovative ways to improve healthcare.

Postdoctoral fellows who are selected for this program receive culturally relevant mentoring and support, additional funding, and opportunities to connect with a cohort to support their transition from being a postdoctoral fellow to potentially becoming a faculty member. The goal of the program is to prepare participants to become successful principal investigators (PIs).

Scholar to Faculty Pathway Program Timeline

Years 1–2 Year 3 Years 4–5
Research and Career Development Training Publications, Continued Training, and Networking Transition to Independence
General Skill Building and Networking Lab Management and Leadership Training Grant Assistance and Transition Support

Types of Support in the Faculty to Pathway Program

Mentorship Professional Development
Mentorship Committee Career Coaching
Senior Leadership Mentors Culturally Relevant Support
Peer Mentoring Wellness Coaching

Highlights of the Scholar to Faculty Pathway Program include the following:

  • up to five years of financial support
  • a cohort of peer mentors
  • competitive salary
  • research support
  • funding to attend conferences
  • attractive benefits package
  • year-round, tailored professional development (including academic coaching, mentorship, and networking opportunities)
  • supplemental research funding

Those who successfully complete the program have a promising opportunity to be considered for a faculty position at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

How to Apply

Candidates can apply to our Scholar to Faculty Pathway Program to benefit from world-class investigators, facilities, and resources, all in the heart of New York City. To be eligible to apply, you must be a graduating PhD student or postdoc who is underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as defined by the NIH.

We plan to open up the applications in fall 2023 and will provide admissions information as soon as it’s available. If you have any questions about the Scholar to Faculty Pathway Program, please contact us at