DIB Graduate Student Fellows Program

The DIB Graduate Student Fellows Program is a project-based pilot initiative within the FAS. The fellowship is open to all FAS departments and areas, and all GSAS students in FAS programs. Submit a Host Department Application today!

DIB Program Fellows will work in conjunction with faculty in their departments on projects that further existing Departmental Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plans and participate as a cohort in centralized training through the FAS Office for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Projects may address different areas including, but not limited to, culture, recruitment, community-building, curriculum, or climate. Based on the type of project, the DIB Program Fellows will also engage with the GSAS Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs (ODMA) and/or with the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.

The program will provide valuable professional development for graduate students, further planned DIB work in the departments, and improve courses by promoting inclusive teaching practices and curriculum development. During the pilot phase, up to 10 fellows per academic year will be selected.

DIB Program Fellows will be funded at a rate of $6,250 for the entire Fellowship term. Cross-departmental and cross-divisional matches between departments and fellows are highly encouraged.

Host Department Commitment

We recommend that host departments/areas meet with their Fellows 2-3 times a month to ensure that they are receiving adequate support for their work.

Student Commitment

Fellows will be expected to spend 10-12 hours per week on their department/area projects during the 2022-2023 academic year. Fellows will also take part in monthly cohort meetings and workshops covering key DIB topics. The program will close with Fellows giving a brief overview of their work to deans across the FAS, program representatives and their Fellow cohort.