King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellows
The Future Faculty Fellows (FFF) Program was created by the Michigan State Legislature in 1986 as part of the larger King-Chávez-Parks (KCF) Initiative, designed to stem the downward spiral of college graduation rates for students underrepresented in postsecondary education. The purpose of the FFF Program is to increase the pool of academically or economically disadvantaged candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education. Preference may not be given to applicants on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, or national origin. Universities should encourage applicants who would otherwise not adequately be represented in the graduate student and faculty populations to apply. (Refer to Section 2.2: Fellow Eligibility and Selection.)
FFF recipients are required, by signed agreement, to pursue and obtain a master’s or doctoral degree at one of the fifteen public universities in Michigan. FFF 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 and remain in that position for up to three years equivalent full-time, dependent upon the amount of the Fellowship Award.