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.

Spring 2022 VITAL cohort at the UB Medical Campus

Program Goals

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.

UB’s second Visiting Future Faculty Week will take place from October 16-21, 2022. 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 2022 VITAL program are now closed.

Information for Prospective VITAL Scholars

The deadline for the 2022 VITAL program has now passed.

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