Please note: The deadline for applying has passed.

The Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality with support from the Economics Department at Duke University and financial support from the National Science Foundation invites applications for the cohort of Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE), a mentoring program to facilitate the transition for junior faculty members holding doctorates in economics from assistant professor to tenured associate, and for professional economists holding PhD’s in economics who are interested in transitioning to a tenured or tenure/track position. DITE will involve pairing junior scholars with distinguished senior mentors working in related fields to receive guidance and potentially to develop collaborative research projects.

DITE will provide resources for fellows and their mentors to meet at Duke University for a two day conference during the summer of 2015, and convene for a two-day conference at Duke’s economics department during the 2015-2016 academic year, with the possibility of visiting their mentor at the mentor’s campus.

To apply please submit a CV, describe your trajectory in terms of research and progress toward tenure, provide a projection of your future research goals and aims with an indication of the type of support you expect you’ll need, and provide an indication of your personal contribution toward enhancing diversity in the academy. Applicants must have completed their doctorate before the application deadline.
Applications are due by April 30, 2015. Please email applications to the Adrienne Harreveld (, program administrator.

Fellows will be notified by May 8, 2015 of acceptance.

If you have any further questions about DITE please contact either William “Sandy” Darity
(, director; Darrick Hamilton ( or Omari Swinton (, associate directors; or Adrienne Harreveld (, program administrator.