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 2024 VITAL Information

Information for Prospective VITAL Scholars

UB’s fourth Visiting Future Faculty Week will take place from October 13-18, 2024. 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. The application is open and the deadline to apply is Friday, April 19, 2024.

Program Information

VITAL seeks to contribute to the growth of faculty from historically 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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