SHS earned the distinct honor of having four Provost’s Early Career Fellows named for the 2023-24 academic year. With four named fellows, SHS follows only the College of Natural Sciences and the Cockrell School of Engineering in total number of Early Career Fellows at UT-Austin for the upcoming academic year.

The Provost’s Early Career Fellows program aims to support postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in their pursuit of attaining academic positions at top tier institutions. Fellows are promising early career scholars from all disciplines and backgrounds who would benefit from our programmatic offerings.

The program is open to current postdocs and 4th or 5th year Ph.D. students who are already at the University of Texas at Austin, and who may be first generation academics and/or scholars who would benefit from interaction in a community of practice. Provost’s Early Career Fellows will join an energetic community of other fellows training in different departments across the university. Fellows participate in support activities that equip them with research, scholarship, creative activities and professional skills necessary to successfully undertake independent academic research and teaching at UT Austin or other top research-intensive institutions. This initiative also provides guidance to facilitate their transition to an independent, tenure-track faculty position.

Congratulations and job well done to Maaz Amjad, Natasha (Quynh Nhu) La Frinere-Sandoval, Ana Chatham and Laura Dosanjh on their well-earned fellowships!