Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Institute have any scholarship funding available?

Through funding from the National Science Foundation, there are travel awards that have been made available to support participants from HBCUs. For additional information, please contact Dr. Maria Qadri at

Can more than one person from an institution attend the Institute?

There is no limit on the number of applicants from a single institution and it is possible for more than one individual from an institution to be accepted to the Institute. Because the Institute is designed for individual leadership growth and development, team applications are not appropriate. In cases where multiple applicants from the same institution are accepted, every effort will be made to separate them into different cohorts of participants.

I am not on a tenure-track on my campus? Am I still eligible to apply?

Non-tenure track faculty are eligible to apply.

Due to scheduling, I will need to miss part of the Institute. Should I still apply?

No. Participants are required to attend the entire Institute.

What is included in the registration fee?

The registration fee for Institute participants includes full access to the Institute virtual platform, one-on-one academic coaching sessions, and all learning materials.