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The King-Chávez-Parks (KCP) Initiative’s Future Faculty Fellowship (FFF) Program provides State of Michigan funding to Michigan’s 15 public universities to increase the pool of academically- or economically-disadvantaged candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education.
Qualified individuals may apply for an FFF Award through the university at which they have been accepted, provided they are pursuing a graduate degree in a program that facilitates a career in postsecondary teaching.
By signing a Fellowship Agreement, FFF Award recipients are required to pursue and obtain a master’s/specialist or doctoral degree at one of the 15 public universities in Michigan. Following degree completion, FFF Award recipients are also obligated to obtain a postsecondary faculty teaching or approved administrative position at a public or private, 2- or 4-year, in-state or out-of-state postsecondary institution; they must also remain in that position for up to 3 years equivalent full-time, dependent upon the amount of the FFF Award. Recipients who do not fulfill the obligations of their Fellowship Agreement will have their Fellowship converted to a loan, referred to as a KCP Loan, that the recipient will be required to repay to the State of Michigan.
Applicants requesting consideration for an FFF Award must be able to provide documentation or allow verification that they meet, at a minimum, the following eligibility criteria:
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