The Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellowship (DFI) is a great funding opportunity for full time students of color in pursuit of a PhD, Master’s and terminal Master’s degree. If you intend to teach or serve in an administrative capcatiy at an Illinois educational institution after you complete your degree, then this is a great prospect for you!
The purpose of DFI is to increase the number of underrepresented faculty and staff in Illinois institutions of higher education and higher education governing boards. The goal of DFI is to increase the number of minority full-time tenure track faculty and staff at Illinois post-secondary institutions (two- and four-year colleges and universities). You must be a resident of Illinois (with an educational degree earned from an IL educational institution) or be a registered voter and have lived in Illinois for a period of at least three years.
OMSA and OGA will be hosting two DFI Information Sessions to raise awareness about DFI and answer any questions you have about the fellowship and the application process. Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend!
Information Sessions will be held on:
November 3, 12pm @ 5710 S. Woodlawn and
November 4, 5pm @ 5710 S. Woodlawn.