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Minority Serving Institutions

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are institutions of higher education unique in their mission to serve minority populations. Through Rackham’s MSI coordinator, the school seeks to promote the strategic development of partnerships between the University of Michigan and MSIs in an effort to attract, recruit, and retain a highly qualified, diverse graduate student community.

Our mission is to engage with Minority Serving Institutions in intellectually, culturally, and morally responsible bidirectional partnerships towards attracting, retaining, and supporting traditionally underrepresented student populations in graduate and professional education through to success at the University of Michigan.

Our vision is to shift mindsets towards more equity-minded policies, processes, and practices that expand access to opportunity to those traditionally underrepresented.

Our Guiding Values

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Equity-Mindedness

Shifting from deficit to asset based framing of MSI to U-M pathways, particularly focusing on the role of institutional responsibility.

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Double Loop Learning

Examining the challenges and success through processes that go beyond surface assumptions to address structural barriers that contribute inequities. Additionally committing to an ongoing and continuous examination for formative purposes.

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Social Justice

Acknowledging the systematic exclusion and discrimination of many underrepresented student populations that contribute to disparities in access to and within graduate and professional education.

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Collective Impact

Increasing representation will require all stakeholders to fulfill a specific role within a collaborative and fully engaged manner.

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Summer undergraduate research experiences offer prospective graduate and professional students the opportunity to explore graduate school, from navigating the application process to engaging in faculty-led research projects and many other critical aspects in between. These experiences also develop skill sets that are valuable to a successful graduate school experience. Below is a comprehensive list of U-M summer research programs currently accepting applications for summer 2019.

Biomedical and Life Sciences Summer Fellowship

  • Application open: 11/30/2018
  • Application close: 2/15/2019
  • Program dates: 5/28/2019 to 8/2/2019

Cancer Research Summer Internship Program

  • Application open: 12/12/2018
  • Application close: 2/12/2019
  • Program dates: 5/29/2019 to 8/2/2019

Cardiovascular Center Summer Research Fellowship

  • Application open: Mid December
  • Application close: 1/31/2019
  • Program dates: 5/28/2019 to 1st week of August

Future Public Health Leaders Program

  • Application open:
  • Application close: 1/31/2019
  • Program dates: 5/28/2019 to 7/31/2019

Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities in Biophysics

  • Application open: Late November 2018
  • Application close: 2/11/2019
  • Program dates: 6/3/2019 to 8/9/2019

Interdisciplinary REU Program in the Structure and Function of Proteins

  • Application open: 12/15/2018
  • Application close: 2/15/2019
  • Program dates: 5/22/2019 to 8/2/2019

Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy

  • Application open: 12/3/2018
  • Application close: 2/1/2019
  • Program dates: 5/26/2019 to 7/20/2019

Michigan Health Sciences Undegraduate Research Summer Academy

  • Application open: 12/3/2018
  • Application close: 2/1/2019
  • Program dates: 5/26/2019 to 8/3/2019

Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars

  • Application open:
  • Application close: 2/8/2019
  • Program dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/22/2019

Perrigo/Life Sciences Institue (LSI) Summer Fellows Program

  • Application open:
  • Application close: 2/1/2019
  • Program dates: 6/3/2019 to 8/9/2019

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Chemistry

  • Application open: 11/26/2018
  • Application close: 2/8/2019
  • Program dates: 5/29/2019 to 8/6/2019

Summer at Michigan for Undergraduate Research Training

  • Application open: 10/15/2018
  • Application close: 1/18/2019
  • Program dates: 5/28/2019 to 8/4/2019

Summer Research Opportunity Program

  • Application open: 11/15/2018
  • Application close: 1/15/2019
  • Program dates: 5/24/2019 to 7/24/2019

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

  • Application open:
  • Application close: 02/01/2019
  • Program dates: 5/28/2019 to 8/16/2019

Summer Undergraduate Research in Physiology

  • Application open: 12/1/2018
  • Application close: 02/01/2019
  • Program dates: 5/28/2019 to 8/16/2019

Genomics for Social Scientists Workshop

  • Application open:
  • Application close: 02/15/2019
  • Program dates: 6/17/2019 to 6/21/2019

Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship

  • Application open:
  • Application close: Rolling
  • Program dates: 6/26/2019 to 7/12/2019