On November 3rd, 2015, Yale University launched a fiver year initiative “to build on the excellence and diversity of Yale’s faculty”.

Marking the third year of the initiative, Provost Ben Polak and Deputy Provost Rick Bribiescas sent an email “to Yale faculty providing an update on the Faculty Excellence and Diversity Initiative (FEDI).”  Below are some of the key takeaways from the message:

  • In year three, 15 new faculty appointments were made in collaboration with the FEDI, bringing the three-year total to 65 recruitments campus-wide.
  • The initiative also funds a cohort of Presidential Visiting Fellows — distinguished scholars and practitioners from around the world who bring unique perspectives on research, practice, and teaching to Yale.  This year 9 new Presidential Visiting Fellows are welcomed to the campus
  • Th initiative also supports the Dean’s Emerging Scholars program, which provides funding for outstanding doctoral students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who contribute to excellence and diversity in the academy. This year, 15 incoming Ph.D. students were admitted as fellows under the initiative, and 10 additional Ph.D. students will receive competitive research awards. 
  • New ladder faculty members or Presidential Visiting Fellows were recruited under the initiative this year in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, Engineering & Applied Science, Forestry & Environmental Studies, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.

To read the full message click on the link below.