Apr 20, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
The Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Program at Georgia Tech is now accepting applications for its fourth cohort.
With support from Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the ADVANCE Program, the program brings together campus community members who individually and collectively advance their action, research, or teaching objectives while improving inclusivity on campus.
“The Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Program provided me an opportunity to work on projects to raise awareness around topics of personal interest and of community and global importance,” said Stephanie Merrick, a senior Administrative Professional for the College of Design’s Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization and fellow in last year’s program. “I am thankful I had the opportunity to work with a collaborative team where we worked together and exchanged diverse ideas.”
The program will run from August 15, 2020 to April 15, 2021. During this time, fellows are expected to complete an individual or group action, teaching, or research objective to share with the campus community.
“As a grassroots effort to seed great ideas that have the potential to transform culture around diversity and inclusion on campus, this program has exceeded all our expectations,” said Magnus Egerstedt, co-director of the program and Steve W. Chaddick School Chair and professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
“We have seen a number of really impactful projects go from vague ideas to crisp programs,” added Beril Toktay, Brady Family Chair and faculty director for the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and co-director of the Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Program. “We are really excited to see what the next round of fellows will bring to the table.”
Interested applicants should submit an issue area or project idea to focus on as a potential Diversity and Inclusion fellow. The program is seeking participants who have been immersed in the topics of diversity and inclusion, as well as those interested in connecting these topics to different fields and perspectives.
All Georgia Tech faculty, post-doctoral fellows, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply.
The application deadline is May 15, 2020 at 5 p.m. To read the application instructions, visit diversity.gatech.edu/DIFellowsProgramApplicationInstructions, and to apply, visit https://forms.gle/X74fh8nqNGbnwitU7.
To learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Program, visit diversity.gatech.edu/DIFellowsProgram.