Diversity & Inclusion Graduate and Post-Doc Opportunities


The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented students and faculty in CFANS graduate programs and academic departments. To help achieve a more diverse and inclusive student and faculty community, CFANS offers several diversity and inclusion funding opportunities. 

CFANS Diversity Scholars Graduate Student Fellowship Program

Diversity Scholars graduate student fellowships are available to new, incoming CFANS graduate students who identify as African American/Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Chicano/Latinx/Hispanic, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or multi-racial identities. The one-year fellowship award includes up to 14 tuition credits in both fall and spring semesters, a 12-month stipend, and a 12-month health insurance benefit. In addition, each fellow receives $3,000 for professional development activities and the opportunity to participate in the Community of Scholars Program through the UMN Graduate School. Nominations are made by the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) from individual graduate programs; there is no limit to the number of nominations made by an individual grant program. A student or their advisor can initiate a nomination by notifying the graduate program Director of Graduate Studies (DGS).

CFANS Diversity Scholars graduate student fellowship information and application instructions. For more information on the CFANS Diversity Scholars Graduate Student Fellowship please contact cfansgradcc@umn.edu.

CFANS Diversity Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The CFANS Diversity Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is an initiative to attract promising indigenous scholars and scholars of color with potential to pursue future faculty positions at the University of Minnesota and at other top research universities. Fellows work with CFANS faculty members on independent research and participate in activities related to professional development in academia such as teaching and learning, competitive grant writing, supervision of students and staff, and research program development. The purpose of the program is to nurture scholars’ intellectual development and professional growth, and position them for success in future tenure-track academic positions.

The application period for this program is currently closed. For more information contact cfansgmt@umn.edu with questions.