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MCUAAAR/PRBA Summer Mentoring Program

June 2-4, 2021

Application Deadline: April 19, 2021

The Michigan Center for African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) and Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) is pleased to announce its 2021 Summer Mentoring Workshop on African American Research. The workshop is virtual and will take place June 2-4, 2021. Drs. Robert Joseph Taylor, Khari Brown and Amanda Woodward are the program faculty. The deadline to apply for the 2021 Summer Mentoring Program is April 19, 2021. This workshop emphasizes training in numerous areas including: 1) publishing in peer review journals, 2) writing grant proposals to the NIH, 3) the tenure process, 4) ethical conduct of research, 5) successful mentoring and collaborative relationships, and, most importantly, 6) how to navigate the academy. Download the flyer with more information about the application process, as well as the link for submission. This workshop is for advanced graduate students. The primary objectives are on research skill enhancement, career mentoring, and professional development.


  • Identify and mentor doctoral students of diverse backgrounds who are committed to conducting African American research.
  • Provide participants with training on grant writing, the publication process, interviewing for tenure track jobs and how to overall negotiate the academy.


  • PhD candidates and advanced doctoral program graduate students

HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in being considered for this workshop, please apply by providing electronic copies of the following materials:

  • A letter concisely describing your research plans with details about your current level of preparation for a research career. Please describe how participation in this workshop would contribute to your research career (2-page limit).
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • The name, phone number and email of a person who can comment on your research potential.
  • One copy of prior published or unpublished work that provides evidence of your potential for rigorous social science research (e.g., dissertation abstract, chapter, article, conference paper).

Only applications in Arial 11-point font or larger will be accepted. All applications should be in a single PDF file and submitted using the Qualtrics online submission tool by clicking on this link:

Questions should be submitted to Dr. Deborah Robinson, Faculty Administrative Coordinator, Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, [email protected].