September 5, 2017 | CFDI Main

The CUNY Office of Recruitment and Diversity (ORD) is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative (CFDI). In its second year, the CFDI is open to tenure-track Assistant Professors at Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, and Queens College.

With the generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the CFDI supports early career faculty as they work towards tenure by providing sustained mentorship via research/writing seminars and a series of professionalization workshops. By creating intellectual spaces to further advance scholarship and creativity, we seek to enhance the prospects for tenure and promotion and improve upon the overall University climate.

Each cohort works with a senior faculty mentor on their respective campus and participates in monthly writing workshops in order to advance a writing piece towards publication.  Led by experts in the field, professional development workshops will focus on key areas for faculty success such as: the nuts and bolts of the annual review, developing a book prospectus, grants and fellowships, balancing research, service, and teaching, demystifying tenure and promotion, as well as leadership development in higher education administration.

For more information and eligibility requirements, please see attached call for proposals.

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 6th by midnight. Please send the application materials to