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 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 are accepting applications from May 17 to June 20 and will interview candidates from mid-June to mid-July. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by the end of July and are expected to start in October, with some flexibility.
To apply, complete the Scholar to Faculty Pathway Program application. The following application materials are required:
- your CV
- a statement of research achievements and plans (500 word limit)
- a statement of future career goals (500 word limit)
- a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (500 word limit; please provide specific details on efforts you envision personally making to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, as well as what you feel should be priorities at the institutional and/or systemic levels)
- two professional references (please include name, job title, company, and contact info)
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