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The Rackham Graduate School, with support from the Provost’s office, launched a grant program to support relationship-building between U-M graduate and professional programs and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).

The MSI Outreach and Planning Grant and MSI Collaboration and Implementation Grant programs center on building institutional rapport, trust, and mutually beneficial collaborations with MSIs, with the long-term goal of recruiting and enrolling students into U-M graduate and professional programs.

This cohort of grant recipients is collaborating with MSI partners on a number projects, including the development of accelerated master’s courses, faculty exchanges, and joint research collaborations—among many other efforts. We look forward to providing updates on the developments of the initiatives and the relationships that are cultivated and strengthened as a result.

A total of 14 proposals were received for the eight available awards and, after a challenging review process, the review committee selected the following U-M units and their Minority Serving Institution collaborators for the 2019-2020 grant period:

Outreach and Planning:

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology/Program in Biomedical Sciences, Medical School

Morehouse College and Xavier University


Department of Climate and Space Engineering, College of Engineering

University of Puerto Rico


Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Medical School

University of North Carolina at Pembroke


School of Public Health

Morehouse College


Department of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Jackson State University

Collaboration and Implementation:

College of Pharmacy

Spelman College

Fisk University

Morgan State University

Xavier University


Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Hampton University

Morgan State University


Departments of American Culture and History, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

University of New Mexico

Spelman College

Morehouse College