About the HES4A Program
HES4A is designed to enhance the support, resources, and community necessary for participants to thrive professionally and personally. Grants will support three aspects of career development: 1) research, 2) mentorship, and 3) connection with a community of support. Each scholar is matched with a technical mentor and/or a career coach to help them develop and strengthen technical skills, explore career opportunities, and foster networks of support and accountability within their fields.
Scholars are junior faculty members or postdoctoral fellows at accredited schools in the United States or its territories, poised for tenure track positions. They have completed a doctoral degree within the last five years. All scholars represent a systematically marginalized group that has historically been underrepresented in research disciplines. (The term “systematically marginalized” refers to the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, gender expression or sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or similar factors.)