The SUNY PRODiG Fellowship program (Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth) is a collaborative program of the thirteen comprehensive colleges in the SUNY system aiming to increase the representation of faculty members who understand, and have overcome, race-and gender-based barriers and biases is important to building a community for success and well-being of our students.

Three Prong Approach to Increase Campus Faculty Diversity:

  1. Introduces early-career diverse faculty that might not otherwise have considered our type of institution to the advantages of a SUNY comprehensive college.
  2. Provides outstanding mentorship and support to increase future success and retention.
  3. Increases opportunities for existing faculty and students to work with WSTEM and URM early career faculty, thus enriching each comprehensive college campus and creating a collaborative network across New York State.

Program Benefits:

  • PRODiG Fellows will receive a two-year non-renewable contract
  • Meaningful mentorship- on campus pairing with senior faculty member and participant as part of the SUNY PRODiG cohort.
  • Competitive Salary and Summer Research Stipend
  • Campus support for professional development
  • Manageable teaching load
  • Support for ABD fellows in finishing their degree
  • Support for postdoc fellows in research, writing, and publishing
  • Moving expenses and travel allowances


  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in the U.S. or have completed an accredited doctoral program, and be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Applicants must have an approved dissertation proposal and have advanced to candidate status at their home institution (or have completed their dissertation). Post-doctoral applicants are also encouraged to apply.
  • Successful candidates will show evidence of outstanding academic achievement and promise as teachers and scholars. Candidates should have a capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of diverse students attending a comprehensive college.

Meet the Fellows:

Call for Applications: SUNY Brockport is accepting PRODiG Fellows applications for the 2022-2024 PRODiG Fellowship Cohort. See the full list of program majors and minors we offer Academics: SUNY Brockport

To Apply: For more information, including how to apply, please visit SUNY’S PRODiG Website

Deadline: Friday March 11, 2022

Any questions about the program may be addressed to:

Our PRODiG fellow, Emmanuel Nsengiyumva, brought in diversity in both cultural background and professional expertise. His expertise in materials and engineering allowed us to develop a new course “Introduction to Polymers”, which he co-taught with an experienced faculty member. A cultural diverse faculty helps significantly to be accessible to all of our student populations. An unanticipated positive outcome has been that Emmanuel engaged in fruitful research collaborations with some of our faculty. It is gratifying to observe his professional growth, and as Chair I am thankful for all my colleagues who provided him with mentorship, gave him “tips of the trade” and generally contributed to a welcoming working environment for Emmanuel. We wish him the best for his so promising future. Dr. Markus Hoffmann Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry SUNY Brockport
In my first year of the SUNY PRODiG Fellowship, I have already gained invaluable hands-on teaching experience through course design and delivery in multiple topics, with the right balance to also allow me to make progress on my research and dissertation. The faculty and staff at SUNY Brockport have been exceedingly friendly and supportive towards me, helping me to grow professionally while making me feel valued and honored to receive this opportunity. Hannah Stokes, Department of Political Science SUNY Brockport