Excite the Dream ODU

Excite the Dream ODU is a program designed for underrepresented scholars with a dream of pursuing a career in academia. This program provides an opportunity for underrepresented scholars to gain more insight into the professoriate by inviting them to campus to participate in a one-day experience designed to cultivate skills in teaching, research, grant writing and innovative use of technology. Scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend workshops from award-winning ODU professors
  • Learn about our campus and scholarly expectations
  • Present their research agenda to chairs, deans and potential hiring committee members.

Now Accepting Applications

We are accepting applications through Nov. 1, 2022. Questions? Call 757-683-5893

Program Highlights

Tour our campus November 14-16, 2022

Meet our award-winning scholars

Gain professional development

Present your research to Deans & Department Chair

Receive scholarly direction from industry experts

How do I qualify?

  • Be completing a terminal degree by September 2, 2023.
  • Be a member of a underrepresented population.
  • Have an interest in academia.
  • Submit a completed application by November 1, 2022, including a cover letter, research statement, teaching philosophy and statement of interest.

Selected qualified candidates will participate in a program designed to excite their dream of becoming a scholar in academia.

Questions?

If you're considering applying, or have questions about the program, call 757-683-5893 or email us.