Visiting Future Faculty Program

The Visiting Future Faculty Program (VITAL) is an exciting and rewarding four-day program that brings outstanding doctoral scholars from all disciplines to the University at Buffalo.

Image of the group of VITAL scholars fall 2022.

Fall 2022 VITAL cohort

Fall 2023 VITAL Information

UB’s third Visiting Future Faculty Week will take place from October 15-20, 2023. Eligible students are ABD candidates in doctoral programs in any field who intend to pursue academic careers and who are available to visit UB during Visiting Future Faculty Week.

Information for UB Department Chairs

Applications for the fall 2023 VITAL program are now closed. Applications for the fall 2024 VITAL program will open in April 2024.

Information for Prospective VITAL Scholars

Please email us at if you are interested in being nominated by a UB department for the Visiting Future Faculty program in fall 2024.

Program Information

VITAL seeks to contribute to the growth of faculty from traditionally underrepresented populations in the United States, particularly from Indigenous, African American/Black, and Hispanic/Latinx backgrounds. VITAL scholars have the opportunity to present their work, engage with UB faculty and students, meet other scholars in the program, and experience the region’s many offerings.

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