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KCP (King-Chavez -Parks) Future Faculty Fellowship




The KCP Future Faculty Fellowship Program (FFF) Eastern Michigan University) is funded by the State of Michigan's Workforce Development Agency and administered through Graduate School.
The purpose of the King•Chávez•Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program is to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing careers in postsecondary education and subsequently promote inclusivity and diversity in US colleges and universities. Preference may not be given to applicants on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, or national origin. Applications from minorities, women, people with disabilities, and individuals from cultural, linguistic, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds who would otherwise not adequately be represented in the graduate student and faculty populations are encouraged to apply.

Future Faculty Fellowship graduates are obligated, by signed agreement, to remain in postsecondary faculty teaching or administration in a public or private, 2- or 4-year, in-state or out-of-state postsecondary institution for a minimum of three (3) years equivalent full-time. Fellows also may substitute up to one-third (1/3) of the 3 year full-time equivalency non-traditional service credit for this portion of teaching or administrative service credit. Fellows who do not fulfill the teaching and/or other obligations of their fellowship agreement may be placed in Default, which results in their fellowship converting to a loan (referred to as a KCP Loan) that the Fellow repays to the State of Michigan.


To be eligible for the KCP Fellowship at EMU, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. be a U.S. citizen;
  2. be a Michigan resident
  3. be currently enrolled in a master's or a doctoral program at EMU.
  4. be enrolled in a degree program, which facilitates a post-secondary career.

Applicants for EMU's KCP Future Faculty Fellowship CANNOT

  1. be a recipient of a KCP Initiative Fellowship Award at another institution.
  2. be a recipient KCP Fellowship Award for the same degree level (master's or doctorate)
  3. in current default status on any guaranteed student loan and/or a KCP Loan.

The intent of the FFF Program is to increase the pool of qualified underrepresented faculty candidates and does not encourage awards to persons already having masters or doctorate degrees.


The KCP Future Faculty Fellowship Award provides a maximum of up to $20,000 for master's level Fellows, and for doctoral Fellows up to $35,000.


Doctoral: To obtain a doctoral degree within eight (8) years of receiving this fellowship.
Masters: To obtain a master's degree within four (4) of receiving this fellowship.
For both Masters & Doctoral Fellows:

  • Participate in some capacity with EMU"s KCP's 4S, Gear Up and/or Visiting Professor program
  • Participate and/or attend the KCP Equity Conference
  • To begin a part- or full-time faculty teaching, administrative or non-traditional service employment in a public or private, two- or four- year, postsecondary institution, in-state or out-of-state, within one (1) calendar year after conferral of the master's degree.
  • To remain in a faculty teaching, administrative, or non-traditional service* positions in a public or private, two- or four-year, postsecondary institution, in-state or out-of-state, for a minimum of three (3) years equivalent full-time. (*Only one-third of this requirement can be fulfilled using non-traditional service positions.)

Note: The State King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Initiative-FFF Office will consider various types of institutional/educational service credit in addition to teaching service in a post-secondary environment. The State FFF program office will consider approval of service credit for those Fellows who work with State sponsored KCP programs and/or for other substantive campus-based, college access, and service learning activities

This Fellowship will be considered defaulted and a loan subject to repayment in full to the State of Michigan if the conditions for acceptance are not met.


2014-15 Application deadline: November 1, 2014

Application link:

For additional information contact:
The Graduate School - grad_advising@emich.edu or
contact Jessica 'Decky' Alexander – jalexande1@emich.edu