The individual applicant must:
• Be from a group that has historically been disadvantaged or underrepresented in research disciplines. The term “historically disadvantaged” refers to the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or similar factors. Eligible individuals include, but are not limited to, individuals from ethnic and racial groups underrepresented in research disciplines, first-generation college graduates, people from low-income communities, and individuals with a disability. These examples are intended to be illustrative, not exclusive. Applicants who do not fall within one of these categories, but who believe they are from a historically disadvantaged or underrepresented background will have an opportunity to describe their individual circumstances as part of the online application process.
• Be a junior faculty member in an accredited school with an academic position that could lead to tenure (usually at the instructor or assistant level) or in a similar position in a nonacademic research institution. Preference is given to applicants with full-time appointments.
• Have completed a doctoral degree within the last 10 years.