Congratulations to our own Jacob Miranda on his new Fellowship!
Miranda applied for and received the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB): Doctoral Scholars Program in 2020.
The stated goal of the program is: To encourage more minority Ph.D. students who seek careers as faculty on college campuses.
The program recognizes More than one-third of America’s college students are people of color. But racial and ethnic minorities make up only small fractions of college faculty. Nationwide, about 5 percent of faculty are African-American, about 3 percent are Hispanic and about 1 percent are Native American. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program is working to change that.
The Doctoral Scholars Program provides multiple layers of support — not only financial assistance and research funding, but also career counseling, job postings, and a scholar directory for networking and recruiting. Mentoring and advocacy for scholars are crucial, and support continues into early careers as graduates become faculty members.
The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar’s college, university, and/or department, in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver).
In addition, the program provides professional development support and covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.