Call for Applications

The FOCWG invites applications for participation in the inaugural cohort of the FOCWG Mellon Mentors program. The FOCWG Mellon Mentors Program aims to partner early-career BIPOC faculty with trained senior mentors to create enduring professional relationships that will provide guidance, resources, and support to early career scholars as they cement their foothold in academia. The goal of the FOCWG Mellon Mentors Program is the creation of mentoring cohorts that offer multiple models of mentoring and expands the network of support for program participants. Program participants will be working with FOCWG Mellon Mentors—successful faculty who have proven their commitment to the support and advancement of BIPOC colleagues and who have participated in the FOCWG Mentor Training Program.

FOCWG Mellon Mentees will be expected to meet regularly with their mentors and participate in Mellon Mentors Program curriculum, including attending the FOCWG 2022 Symposium. For this inaugural cohort, preference will be given to BIPOC identified pre-tenure applicants from NEHC member institutions.

Duration of the program: September 2021–May 2022

Please submit your materials via our application portal by July 31, 2021. All accepted applicants will be asked to complete a questionnaire relevant to mentoring needs to identify specific FOCWG Mellon Mentors programming goals moving forward.