MCUAAAR/PRBA Summer Mentoring Program

June 7-9, 2022​

Application Deadline:
African American Program Application: April 18, 2022
Latinx Program Application: April 25, 2022

The Michigan Center for African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) and Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) is pleased to announce its 2022 Summer Mentoring Workshop for Advanced Doctoral Students. The workshop is virtual and will take place June 7-9, 2022. Drs. Robert Joseph Taylor, David Cordova and Amanda Woodward are the lead program faculty. The deadline to apply for the African American 2022 Summer Mentoring Program is April 18, 2022 and the deadline for the Latinx Program is April 25, 2022. 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. Read below for more information about the application process, as well as the links for submission. This workshop is for advanced doctoral students focusing on African American or Latinx research. 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 or Latinx 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  • One copy of prior published or unpublished work that provides evidence of your potential for rigorous social science research (e.g., dissertation abstract, chapter, article, conference paper)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.

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,