$66,000 University of Michigan 2023-2024 LSA Collegiate Fellowship for Exceptional Scholars, USA

Written by David on August 15, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Economics, Humanities, Political Science
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered


The LSA Collegiate Fellowship Programme was established with the intention of providing financial assistance to outstanding researchers working in any of the three departments of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA): the humanities, the social sciences, or the natural sciences, and who are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in academic settings.

The LSA is looking for scholars whose teaching and mentoring, research and scholarship, service and involvement, or any combination of these will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in higher education. We are particularly interested in academics who have demonstrated that they are able to incorporate into their work the critical perspectives that result from coming from nontraditional educational backgrounds and pathways, and/or academic understanding of the experiences of groups that have historically been underrepresented or marginalised in higher education.


About the Scholarship Provider:

Michigan State University (MSU), based in East Lansing, was founded in 1855 as a public research university. In 1862, after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law, Michigan State University became the country’s pioneer land-grant university. MSU was the first of its kind in the land-grant university system. Formerly known as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University (MSU) finally settled on its current name in 1964. (MSU). The Michigan State University that exists today is the result of 165 years of dedication to improving education via research and teaching. In the 2022 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, Michigan State University came in at number ninety-three. According to QS’s global university rankings for 2023, Michigan State University is rated 159th.

The University of Michigan consistently places high among the world’s best academic institutions. More than 100 unique research institutes and centres can be found at Michigan State University, making it a possible candidate for the best undergraduate research curricula in the country. For the 2019-2020 school year, research at Michigan State University cost $713 million, with the federal government contributing $329 million.  At Michigan State University, students can participate in one of more than 900 student organisations. The 17 colleges and universities that award degrees offer over 200 different options for higher education. Michigan Stadium, home to the University of Michigan, is one of the country’s largest college campuses. It has over 50,000 students, and 14% are not U.S. citizens.


The athletic teams at Michigan State University are commonly referred to as the Spartans. There are four separate indoor facilities available to students after they enter the MSU. There are a variety of sports and recreation facilities available on campus, including a group exercise studio, a turf arena, two cycling studios, racquetball/squash courts, two indoor pools, basketball/volleyball courts, a ballroom, and an indoor roller rink.  In addition to the sailing facility on Lake Lansing, students can take advantage of the two 18-hole golf courses, soccer field, flag football field, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts and outdoor pool. About 150 concerts are presented each academic year at Michigan State University. These programmes have also featured performances by well-known bands like Panic! at the Disco and other huge ensembles. No matter how busy a student’s schedule may be, they are always welcome to try out for one of the many available student ensembles. Among the seven choirs and six bands on campus is the Spartan Marching Band. There are also two opera productions, two symphony orchestras, three jazz bands, Musique 21, and a string quartet.

On-campus housing is essential since it raises students’ motivation to learn and builds stronger bonds among them. There are a total of 27 dorms spread among the five areas. More than thirty dining facilities on campus accept student meal cards. These places could be anything from fine dining restaurants to fast food chains and food courts. Notable alumni include Nobel Prize winners Stanley Cohen (physiology) and Robert Shiller (economics), NBA executive WYC Grousebeck, Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon, NASA Geophysicist Award winner Claudia Alexander, and Heisman Trophy winner Edgar Ted Codd.


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Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Michigan

Scholarship Country: United States of America

Scholarship Worth: $66,000

Study Level:  Fellowship

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • For a maximum of two years, LSA Collegiate Fellows will be compensated with a base salary of $66,000*, benefits, and money for conferences and research. During their time as Fellows, students will focus on developing their teaching skills through experiences like the LSA Teaching Academy and in-class teaching and engagement. Upon completion of their fellowship, all LSA Collegiate Fellows will be granted a tenure-track post. In some situations, individuals will be hired into tenure-track roles directly from this programme, depending on the amount of preparation they have demonstrated.
  • Scholars shall be offered tenure-track positions with salaries, research funds, and perks commensurate with those of assistant professors in the relevant department(s), whether they begin their careers with a fellowship or are hired immediately into the tenure-track position.
  • With the help of alumni donors, the Economics Department is able to pay its Collegiate Fellows more than the national average
  • If you’re interested in applying for a pre-doctoral fellowship in Economics or Political Science, you’ll need to have your PhD in hand before July 1, 2025. Predoctoral fellows, if accepted, will receive a base salary of $50,000 plus perks.
  • During the academic year, all Fellows are required to live on campus and participate in department seminars and other related events. During their fellowship, fellows will also have access to career guidance from a department mentor.
  • The National Centre for Institutional Diversity (NCID) offers cohort- and program-based activities to help Fellows advance their research and careers while also fostering an academic community dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) concerns. During the tenure-track phase, this assistance is provided


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Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • Only applicants who intend to make one of the following LSA units their primary scholarly home during the 2022-2023 application cycle will be considered for admission to the programme.
  • Doctorates in the natural sciences must be earned between January 1, 2019, and July 1, 2024; those in the social sciences and humanities must do so between January 1, 2021, and July 1, 2024; and those in the economics department must do so by August 31, 2024.
  • No U-M postdocs, faculty, or staff members, or those who have received a PhD from U-M, will be considered.
  • Applicants in eligible fields will be evaluated in multiple stages based on their demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and/or service/leadership, as well as the evidence of their contributions in these areas.
  • The NCID, professors from the appropriate academic department(s)/program(s), a college selection committee, and the appropriate academic dean(s) will evaluate the applications.

Required Application Materials

  • The following elements constitute a full application:
  • Typical CV format.
  • 2–3 page (*excluding references, citations, calculations, and visuals) statement of research and scholarship outlining your academic work and outlining your research plan for the fellowship time.
  • Statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion describing your involvement in these areas through your work in scholarship/research, teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement (1-3 pages). Your teaching philosophy statement may share certain elements with your research/scholarship statement.
  • Include any relevant teaching or mentoring experience (formal or informal) in a 1-3 page teaching philosophy statement.
  • Abstract of the dissertation (one page).
  • Draughts of your work (two to three total, with a maximum of 35 pages in each). Journal articles, sections of dissertations, and other forms of published and unpublished academic writing are all good examples. Not included in the page count are references, citations, calculations, appendices, or visuals.
  • Minimum of three, maximum of four, references are required. It is against the rules for applicants to submit reference letters on behalf of their referees.Applicants in the field of Chemistry are expected to provide a 5-10 page long declaration of future research plans, with an accompanying 1-page executive summary.



The University of Michigan 2023-2024 LSA Collegiate Fellowship for Exceptional Scholars, USA is open to all international students.


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If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.


Application Procedure

  • Are you interested, and do you qualify? For more information or to submit an application, visit the University of Michigan’s website at ncid.infoready4.com. Applications for the 2023 LSA Collegiate Fellowship Programme are due on Friday, September 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), with reference letters due on Monday, September September 11, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the University of Michigan 2023-2024 LSA Collegiate Fellowship for Exceptional Scholars, USA  is September 8, 2023.

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