Junior Faculty Fellowships

Although FEF encourages the advancement of junior faculty members in pursuit of excellence in teaching and research, it does not dictate policy relative to tenure and promotion. FEF partners with colleges and universities to provide support for the diversification of the professoriate and encourage long-term institutional commitment.

Honoring a JFF


The FEF's 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 Award:

Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical with full salary and benefits. During 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, FEF pays the university $15,000 to assist with necessary teaching replacements and support costs.

Since 1984, FEF has awarded over 230 Junior Faculty Fellowships to historically underrepresented minorities and women 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 Junior Faculty Fellowship Program has enabled Fellows to publish a substantial number of scholarly books and articles. With the support of FEF's Junior Faculty Fellowship Program, Fellows have submitted more than 135 manuscripts for publication and published at least ten books.


Direct Fellowship inquiries to Phyllis Reddick at 813-272-2772 or fef@fefonline.org.