NextProf Science workshop

How to Apply

Applications to the NextProf Science workshop must be submitted online.

Application link:  NextProf Science Application 
Apply now for the 2020 program!
Deadline: January 19, 2020


  • Interest in faculty careers in science or mathematics at an exceptional research or teaching institution
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • U.S. citizenship,  permanent resident, or DACA recipient
  • Especially encouraged to apply are people  from underrepresented groups in the STEM fields.

What the application calls for:

  • Upload a CV with information on your education, research experience, publications, awards and so forth.
  • Answer with brief statements (less than 500 words each) 3 different questions:
    1. Describe your research and teaching experiences.
    2. What in your background and experience has led you to consider a career at an academic research institution?
    3. Describe your contributions to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.
  • Contact information for a faculty advisor who will provide a letter of recommendation. The letter will be submitted by email to  NextProf Science
    • Note: the application calls for contact info but it is up to you to ask the reference to send the letter to this email address: 

Selection of Participants

Applications will be reviewed by the departments. You may select up to three departments to consider your application. Faculty reviewers will evaluate candidates according to academic accomplishments and potential for faculty careers that will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity through their teaching, research, and service.

Points to address in the application

When answering these questions, consider how your background and experience have contributed to your career interests.


  • In addition to your primary field of interest in math and science, recount any ways that your research may contribute to understanding the barriers facing members of groups who have been historically under-represented in science and math in higher education. For example,
    • studying patterns of participation and advancement of women, racial minorities and other groups in academic fields where they are underrepresented;
    • evaluating research programs, curricula and teaching strategies designed to enhance participation of students from groups under-served by higher education.
  • Your potential to bring to your academic research the critical perspective that comes from your understanding of the experiences of groups historically under-represented in higher education or under-served by academic research generally;
  • Articulate how your research has the potential to serve the needs of groups that have been historically under-served by academic research.

Education, Teaching, Service
The selection committees will be evaluating your potential to contribute to higher education through your understanding of the barriers facing groups under-represented in science and math in higher education. You will want to include in your statement life experiences and educational background that relate to your understanding of this issue.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • attendance at a minority serving institution;
  • participation in higher education pipeline programs such as Summer Research Opportunity Programs or McNair Scholars.
  • Academic service to advance equitable access to higher education for women, racial minorities and other groups in fields where they are under-represented
  • Leadership or significant experience teaching and mentoring students from groups that have been historically under-represented in higher education
  • Demonstrated significant academic achievement by overcoming barriers such as economic, social or educational disadvantage
  • Leadership or significant experience performing public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society.

Letter of Recommendation
Ideally, this letter will be submitted by a faculty member with whom you have done research. It is your responsibility to be sure the faculty member submits this letter to NextProf Sciencebefore the deadline. The letter should be submitted by email to this particular email address:

You may address questions about the application to:

Applicants selected to participate in the NextProf Science workshop will be contacted by late February.

How to Apply

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