Stanford University Funds Major New Program Aimed at Increasing the Number of Minority Faculty

Stanford University has announced a new $4.5 million program to increase the number of minority students who pursue careers in the academic world. Over the next four years 36 doctoral candidates will be awarded fellowships that will provide faculty mentors, funds for seminars, money to visit undergraduate institutions where they might find a faculty position, and the opportunity to present their research and scholarship. The program is called Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Fellowships.

In addition, four of the DARE Fellows will be offered one-year assistant professorships at Stanford after they complete their Ph.D.s.