Resources for Faculty

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is a national organization that supports the development and advancement of faculty, from graduate school to administration and all levels in between. IUPUI has a NCFDD institutional membership; click here to register.

LinkedIn NIH Women of Color Research Network

In 2015, IUPUI in collaboration with IU Bloomington established the IU Women of Color Research Network, as a regional chapter of the national NIH Women of Color Research Network (WoCRn). This network provides women of color engaged in biomedical and other science research with a community with which to explore opportunities for collaboration, connect with mentors, and find career development advice. The NIH WoCRn is now a LinkedIn group; click here to join.


The Support for Talent Attraction, Retention, and Transition or START program provides startup funding for successfully recruited faculty who are less represented by race and gender in their departments during their first two years in a tenure line faculty or librarian appointment. START funding may be requested by the dean of an academic unit. Visit the webpage for more information.


The Enhanced Mentoring Program with Opportunities for Ways to Excel in Research or EMPOWER is an initiative designed to stimulate the research productivity and ensure the successful advancement of faculty who are traditionally underrepresented in various disciplines. Participants are provided with mentorship opportunities and financial support for research during one calendar year. Visit the webpage for more information.  

IUPUI Next Generation 2.0

The IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 program is an initiative that brings together women and/or racially/ethnically-defined faculty and staff to engage in leadership and professional development, with the goal of addressing current disparities in leadership positions and succession planning for the institution. Visit the webpage for more information.