Gerardo Marín Diversity Fellowships
In honor of the late Dr. Gerardo Marín, each year, the Provost’s Office, under the leadership of the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach, invites scholars from underrepresented ethnic communities to apply for prestigious fellowships. Gerardo Marín, former Senior Vice Provost and Professor of Psychology, laid the foundation for USF’s current diversity and inclusion efforts throughout academic affairs, particularly through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty. Through mentoring faculty and diversifying the hiring process for professors, Dr. Marín changed the landscape of USF’s faculty and advocated for and successfully brought the Irvine Foundation Curriculum Developmental Grant in 1994 which laid the groundwork for the Irvine Fellows. The Irvine Fellows program was later adopted by the university as the Ethnic Minority Dissertation Fellowships in 2010, and was later renamed Gerardo Marín Diversity Fellowships in 2016. Through the evolution of this program, USF has hosted thirty-six doctoral fellows and one postdoctoral fellow, 13 of whom have become USF faculty and senior administrators.