STEM Future Faculty Fellowship – A Unique Postdoc Opportunity at Northeastern

Dear PROMISE community,

Over the last year, the NSF PROMISE AGEP has been strengthening relationships with NSF ADVANCE programs which serve women faculty. Some of the ADVANCE programs are working to broaden participation at the faculty level for women and for underrepresented scholars (male and female). You already know that UMBC has a Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity (applications due Nov. 16, 2012.) Our friends and colleagues at Northeastern also have invited PROMISE participants to apply for their fellowship, due January 2013.  Here are the details from Northeastern. Please note that we have other PROMISE alumni who have lived and worked in Massachusetts (MIT, Harvard, University of Massachusetts Amherst), so if you win the fellowship, we will be able to connect you with contacts.


Northeastern University STEM Future Faculty Fellowship Program


Northeastern University invites nominations and applications from candidates in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields for the Northeastern University STEM Future Faculty Fellowship Program. 


Northeastern University’s mission emphasizes translational research that addresses global challenges and enhances social wellbeing.  Northeastern University strives to create a vibrant and diverse community, characterized by collaboration, creativity, and unwavering commitment to excellence and an equally unwavering commitment to exhibiting respect for one another.  Northeastern celebrates diversity in all its forms and fosters a culture of respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community. 


Consistent with Northeastern’s mission, vision and core values, the objectives of the STEM Future Faculty fellowship program are:


1)      to encourage and promote excellence and diversity in the pool of future faculty candidates in the STEM fields at Northeastern;

2)      to introduce to Northeastern’s academic community qualified postdoctoral researchers in the STEM fields who are considering faculty careers;

3)      to enhance opportunities for academic careers in the STEM fields for persons from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated a commitment to an inclusive faculty and an inclusive academic experience for all students;

4)      to prepare Future Faculty Fellows for possible tenure-track appointments at Northeastern;

5)      to enhance the academic environment of Northeastern’s STEM fields by providing opportunities for students and faculty to gain experience in multi-cultural, broadly diverse and inclusive work settings and research collaborations that improve the capacity of all their members.  

This information can be found online at:


Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) –, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;

3 thoughts on “STEM Future Faculty Fellowship – A Unique Postdoc Opportunity at Northeastern

  1. Dr. Elaine LaLanne, Physicist at UMBC’s Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research (CASPR), also sent information about this fellowship to encourage you to apply. Dr. LaLanne (from NJIT – the New Jersey Institute of Technology) was one of the very few African-American women to receive a doctorate in Physics during her graduation year … throughout the country. Dr. LaLanne participated in some of the activities for PROMISE while she was a postdoc.


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