NCFDD Faculty Success Program

The Division for Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is offering scholarships to support eligible faculty members on main campus and at HSC to participate in the 12-week NCFDD Faculty Success Program.

Program Information

The NCFDD Faculty Success Program is an intensive, 12-week, online program where participants learn
strategies to increase their research productivity, gain greater control of their time, and live a full and
healthy life beyond campus. The program is designed to transform the personal and professional life of

The program is intended for tenure-track and tenured faculty members who are looking for the perfect
combination of empirically tested methods to improve research productivity through intense
accountability, coaching, and peer support and to propel their work-life balance and personal growth to
a completely new level.

Participation in the NCFDD Faculty Success Program is open to all tenure stream faculty who are active
NCFDD Individual and Institutional Members.To become an active member of NCFDD, go to

See full program details.

Faculty Success Scholarship Application Deadlines

  • Summer 2024: February 24, 2024
  • Fall 2024 and Spring 2025: May 10, 2024

Recipient Testimonials


Dr. Tiffany N. Florvil

Associate Professor History

The program has provided me with a new intellectual community and a support system that has already been so important for me. The program is empowering. I am grateful to participate in it and learn new strategies.

Verónica C. Gonzales-Zamora J.D

Assistant Professor Law

The 12-week coaching program helped me create a plan, break it down into tasks, manage my time, and, ultimately, do things I did not believe I could do. I prepared two articles for submission this semester and I could not have done it without their guidance and support.

Dr. Natasha Howard

Assistant Professor Geography and Environmental Studies. Africana Studies Program

  Participating in the Faculty Success Program has changed my relationship to writing. I now have a sustainable writing practice. The opportunities to connect with other faculty nationwide has been invaluable for my professional development.

Dr. Shihong Li

Assistant Professor Accounting

The weekly videos and group meetings helped me realize that I am not the only one who struggles with the issues that I face and that there are more effective ways to handle those issues. I learned the importance of effective planning and self-care in career success

Dr. Hannah V. Mattson

Assistant Professor Anthropology

FSP taught me how to align my time with my priorities–placing as much weight and accountability on my research as I did other parts of my job. I developed a practice of daily writing, learned how to strategically plan out my semesters, and created a wonderful writing accountability group with other junior faculty from different universities

Dr. Caroline Scruggs

Associate Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Planning

The accountability tools are really effective for helping faculty understand how they are actually spending their time. (Spoiler alert: It’s likely not at all aligned with how they're being evaluated!) The program really drives home the point that faculty need to be their own advocates for ensuring they have adequate time for research. No one else will do it for you

Dr. Belinda Deneen Wallace

Assistant Professor, English

It did not disappoint! The workshops, coaching, and webinars have completely altered how I engage my academic career. I found the resources on prioritizing research and saying ‘no’ to be especially helpful. It may be cliché, but in this case, it is true: the FSP is a game changer!

Dr. Marygold Walsh Dilley

Associate Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies

It gave me tools to help me be more productive and stay focused on my key priorities; and second, it helped me with strategies for balance and wellbeing to help me avoid burnout or overwhelm. I’m still benefiting in concrete ways through the NCFDD alumni and member programming

Dr. Heng E. Zuo

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

The most impactful thing I’ve gained are the many tools and topics we discussed during this program, which helped to reshape how I think about my job as a faculty. I am generally less stressed about the tenure process and more focused on the tasks that need to be done for it. The program has also opened up new possibilities for me and provided me with a new intellectual community and a support system for me.