Any master-level, doctoral, or medical students currently enrolled at the University of Michigan are eligible to apply. Students affiliated with the Institute for Social Research (ISR) are a priority to receive funding.
Project Selection and Development Requirements
Students must identify an IHPI faculty member from a different school, college, or institute other than the student's degree-granting program. For example, a student from SPH cannot work with a faculty member from SPH ; they must partner with a faculty member from a different U-M school/college (such as the Medical School or Social Work). The faculty and student, jointly, will agree on a research project, either from the list submitted by the faculty or of their own determination.
Application Process – Students Apply Here (Use the search bar and type 2020 IHPI health equity and the application should be listed)
Step 1: Projects will be posted by faculty for students to review between February 3 – February 28
Step 2: Students contact an IHPI faculty with whom they would like to work: either a faculty member who has submitted a project or a member with whom they will develop a project together
Step 3: Students and faculty members mutually agree upon the research project for the Fellowship/Internship before submission of the student’s application.
Step 4: Students submit the Fellowship/Internship application form by Friday, February 28, 2020, at 5:00 pm.
Step 5: The IHPI Education & Training Workgroup will review applications and notify students by Friday, March 13, 2020.
Applications Must Include
- Student resume
- A personal statement (500 – 1000 words) about the student’s interest in the program. The statement should connect their education, experience, interests, and career goals to the Health Equity Summer Research Award program, and explain the proposed project. Students should describe the project’s racial health disparities focus and relevance, how it relates to health services research or health policy, goals for the project, and the dates for the 10-week time-frame when the student will be working on the project
- Sign-off from the project mentor (IHPI faculty member) confirming that the student and faculty mutually agree on the proposed project, indicated by the faculty member’s electronic signature on the student’s personal statement
Criteria for Selection
Applications will be evaluated based on a demonstrated commitment to the field of health equity and racial health disparities, and a clear relationship between the proposed project and the student’s professional interests and career goals.