Columbia University Pathways Programs

Columbia is home to many programs that serve as a bridge to recruit candidates from historically underrepresented groups to advance from high school to undergraduate studies, undergraduate to graduate studies, graduate studies to faculty positions, and junior faculty positions to research independence.

As part of the Inclusive Faculty Pathways initiative, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement has convened an administrative group called Columbia University Pathways Programs (CUPP) that connects the staff and faculty who coordinate these programs and organizes joint summer programming to create a climate of inclusion and belonging for participants. 

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement is proud to support three such programs:

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Bridge to the Ph.D. Program in STEM

The Bridge to the Ph.D. Program is designed to increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in STEM fields. 

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Provost Diversity Fellowship Program

The Provost Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to support underrepresented Columbia Ph.D. students through a supplementary stipend and professional development programming. 

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Provost’s Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Scholar Program

This program supports the recruitment of outstanding postdoctoral scholars from underrepresented groups to more closely reflect the composition of the national pool of qualified candidates. 

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