The Provost's Office provides funding for the Faculty Diversity Initiatives (FDI) Program to increase the culture of racial and ethnic diversity at OSU and to promote positive changes to the academic climate at OSU. A component of these initiatives is designed to advance inclusiveness in graduate education, to enrich the academic environment by embracing a broad range of perspectives, and to prepare students with career objectives in university teaching and research for their future roles in diverse university settings.
Eligibility will be established in two parts:
Nominees must meet all of the following criteria:
In addition to Part A, nominees must meet at least two of the following diversity enhancement-based criteria:
Fellowships will provide a twelve-month stipend of $30,000, a $1,600 fee relief subsidy payment and an accompanying tuition scholarship.
When used for recruiting purposes, academic programs presenting nominations must agree to provide a 0.49 FTE graduate assistantship (stipend, tuition remission, and subsidized health insurance) for at least two years after the Diversity Advancement Pipeline Fellowship is awarded.
It is the Graduate School’s policy that when nominating current undergraduates for Graduate School awards, the nominees must:
Fellowships awarded for the purpose of retaining graduate students will require the nominating program to show evidence of at least two prior years of equivalent support (stipend, tuition remission, and standardized health insurance coverage), or a combination of one prior and one subsequent year of support.
Nominations must be received in the Graduate School by 5pm on February 1, 2019. Recipients will be announced by March 29, 2019.
To complete this form, nominators should expect to include:
Please submit the materials on the form below as one PDF document using the following file name convention: PIPELINE_NomineeLastName_Dept.pdf.
You can only submit the PDF once the form is open.
Departments and programs may submit only one nomination and must provide complete nomination packets containing all materials listed above. Incomplete nominations will not be reviewed. Nominations of former FDI fellowship recipients will be given lowest priority.