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KCP Future Faculty Fellowship Program


The purpose of the King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program (KCP FFF) 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. SVSU encourages applications from applicants who would otherwise not adequately be represented in the graduate student & faculty populations.

Martin Luther King, Jr.  ~  César Chávez  ~  Rosa Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program

The King-Cháves-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program initiative was created by the Michigan State Legislature in 1986 as part of the larger King-Chávez-Parks Initiative designed to stem the downward spiral of college graduation rates for students academically or economically disadvantaged in post-secondary education. Future Faculty Fellows are eligible to pursue a master's or doctoral degree at the public universities in Michigan. SVSU provides the KCP Future Faculty Fellowship for master and doctorate programs as a financial award. Future Faculty Fellowship graduates are obligated, to obtain a postsecondary faculty teaching or approved administration 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 (3) years equivalent full-time. Fellows who do not fulfill the teaching and/or other obligations of their Fellowship Agreement may be placed in default, which results in their fellowship converting to a loan repaid to the State of Michigan.

Additional Details:

Applications will be available October of current year.
For more information on the KCP program, please refer to the State of Michigan KCP website.

For questions regarding this program, please contact Dr. Mamie T. Thorns in the Office of Diversity Programs at (989) 964-4068 or by email at

SVSU, an AA/EO institution, is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its community.

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