Francine Overcash was named a recipient of the CFANS Diversity Scholars Postdoctoral Fellow award, as announced by the College in early May.
With the award, Overcash will be appointed as a post-doctoral associate in the Department for two years, working on independent research under the guidance of Professor Marla Reicks.
The Diversity Scholars initiative was designed to attract promising scholars of color with potential to pursue future faculty positions at the University of Minnesota and at other top research universities. Postdoctoral scholars are intended to closely align with CFANS’ areas of strength and strategic initiatives in fields where the college anticipates future faculty growth. Scholars will work with CFANS faculty members on independent research and participate in activities related to professional development in academia such as teaching and learning, competitive grant writing, supervision of students and staff, and research program development. The purpose of the program is to nurture scholars’ intellectual development and professional growth, and position them for success in future tenure-track academic positions.