The University of Michigan will host NextProf Science, May 2-5, 2017, to encourage talented scientists (including planetary scientists) and mathematicians with a demonstrated commitment to diversity to consider academia as a career. The workshop is aimed at helping participants develop strategies that will strengthen their ability to pursue academic careers. The workshop is targeted at scholars ready to make take the next step – postdoctoral fellows and very advanced doctoral students. People from groups underrepresented in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. Travel, lodging, and meals will be provided for those selected to participate. Deadline for submission of all application materials is February 15, 2017. Learn more at: or email with any questions.