|The McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship Program promotes excellence
in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women.
To improve their chances of earning tenure and promotion, Fellows
receive a one-year sabbatical with full salary and benefits.
the sabbatical, Fellows are required to engage in research and
training projects directly related to their efforts to secure tenure
and promotion. While the participating university pays the Fellow’s
salary, the FEF pays the university $15,000 to assist with necessary
teaching replacements and support costs.
1984, the FEF has awarded over 190 Junior Faculty Fellowships to historically underrepresented minorities
to advance faculty
diversity within Florida colleges and universities.
Of the Fellows awarded, a majority have either received tenure
or promotion or completed a doctoral degree.
In addition, notably, the McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship Program
has enabled Fellows to publish a substantial number of scholarly
books and articles. With the support of the FEF’s Junior Faculty
Fellowship Program, Fellows have submitted more than 135 manuscripts
for publication and published at least ten books.