11.15 Faculty Incentive Fund

Operated by the Office of the Provost, the Faculty Incentive Fund (FIF) helps make it possible for departments and schools to make incremental appointments of qualified individuals who would bring diversity (broadly defined) to the faculty; this can include (but is not limited to) minority scholars and women scholars in disciplines in which they are underrepresented, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching programs.

Situations appropriate for the use of the FIF might include the case of an individual who is identified in a search who is not in the precise field in which the department is currently searching for academic reasons, but is nonetheless in a field that is appropriate for Stanford. Further information is available through the Faculty Affairs Office in the Office of the Provost.