Two new programs promote diversity among postdoctoral scholars

The Office of the Provost has announced two new programs that will support diversity among postdoctoral scholars at Johns Hopkins: a fellowship program to enable women and underrepresented minorities at Johns Hopkins to continue their postdoctoral work for additional years, and a program to fund professional development activities for diverse scholars.

Applications for the programs must be emailed to by April 24.

The fellowship will provide funding for up to four Johns Hopkins postdocs who are women or underrepresented minorities. Faculty members who are mentoring or advising a current postdoctoral scholar may nominate that individual for the funding; self-nominations will not be accepted.

In an announcement, the Office of the Provost said the program "seeks to locate, promote, and nurture the outstanding work of diverse early career postdoctoral scholars at Johns Hopkins University. The program will prepare participants for faculty positions at Johns Hopkins or elsewhere, particularly in fields where there are at present fewer women or members of underrepresented minorities. A successful nominee will be someone with potential for both a successful fellowship and a possible future tenure-track or research faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins."

Nominees who have completed one to two years as a postdoc are eligible for two years of funding; those who have completed three to four years are eligible for one year. Priority consideration will be given to nominees in fields where there are fewer women or underrepresented minorities and to individuals whose funding has been exhausted.

Nominations by faculty mentors must include the nominees' CV, a narrative describing their scholarly work, and an explanation of how an extended period of time at Johns Hopkins will better prepare them for a tenure-track faculty position.

The grant program will award up to $3,000 for cross-disciplinary programming and professional development activities that will enhance mentoring and scholarly productivity for women and underrepresented minority postdoctoral scholars. Cross-disciplinary activities must involve more than one Johns Hopkins division.

Applicants must submit a proposal and funding request that is no more than three pages and includes the project leaders and their contact information, a list of schools that will be involved, a description of how the funds will be used, a project timeline, and a budget.

Additional details can be obtained by emailing the Provost's Office at

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