Criteria for Scholars  

Applicants must hold one of the following by the start of Program:

  • Terminal doctoral degree in research (PhD, EdD, ScD, or equivalent)
  • Professional degree in health sciences at the doctoral level (MD, DVM, DDS, DPT, etc.)

Career Stage
Academic professionals (teaching OR research focused), meeting the criteria below, are encouraged to apply.

  • A faculty member within five years of starting their first position.
  • A postdoctoral fellow in the last year of their postdoctoral appointment and in search of an academic appointment
  • A graduate student in the last year of their doctoral program and in search of an academic appointment

Applicants should self-identify as a member of one or more of the groups cited by the NSF as underrepresented groups in STEM. These are persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minority groups—Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino (Latinx), and American Indian or Alaska Native. In the interest of inclusion, we will also consider individuals with historically limited socioeconomic backgrounds and persons who self-identify as First Nations in Canada. All applicants must reside in the US or Canada.

Materials Required for Scholar Application

  • Completion of AAA online profile
  • Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (5-page maximum)
  • Provide a statement (no more than 750 words) to answer the following questions: 1) What are your five-year career goals; 2) What are your expectations of the ASP; 3) What do you think your next biggest challenge will be in progressing through your career?
  • Two letters of support detailing the potential of the applicant for a career in academia. (A place will be provided in the application to request letters.)
  • Letter from a professional reference, letter from a colleague / peer
  • Letter from department chair/supervisor OR letter of good standing from current employer (Dean of Faculty Affairs or College Dean)
  • Offer Letter for current position
  • List of potential mentors from the applicant’s home institution (no more than 5). The applicant will be required to identify at least one Local Mentor from the institution in the first quarter of the Program.  In the event a Local Mentor from the institution cannot be identified, individuals at neighboring institutions may be considered.