The mission of NextProf is to diversify the face of academia by educating a broad spectrum of candidates about the pathways to an academic career, enabling them with the tools needed to be successful, and energizing them with the motivation to do so.
Developed by expert faculty, Michigan Engineering’s annual NextProf workshops have established a reputation as preeminent events in a nationwide effort to strengthen and diversify the next generation of academic leaders. NextProf’s innovative model gives participants a candid view of academic life, along with the tools and network to support their success.
Each workshop brings together a select cohort of diverse engineering students, recent doctoral graduates, and top faculty and deans from around the US. All costs are covered for accepted applicants.