Fellowship Awarded to Department of Mental Health Law and Policy Assistant Professor, Dr. Kyaien Conner

Fellowship Awarded to Department of Mental Health Law and Policy Assistant Professor, Dr. Kyaien Conner

Dr. Kyaien Conner, assistant professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, was recently awarded a Junior Faculty Fellowship from the McKnight Foundation for the 2018-19 academic year. Only two individuals per year receive this prestigious fellowship in the State of Florida. The McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship Program promotes excellence in research by underrepresented minorities and women. Since 1984, this program has awarded over 190 Junior Faculty Fellowships to historically underrepresented minorities to advance faculty diversity within Florida colleges and universities. Fellows receive a one-year research sabbatical with full salary and benefits. During the sabbatical, Fellows are required to engage in research and training projects directly related to their efforts to secure tenure and promotion. The McKnight Foundation pays the university $15,000 to assist with necessary teaching replacements and support costs.