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MCUAAAR/PRBA Summer Mentoring Program

May 31 – June 2, 2023

Application Deadline: April 3, 2023

The Michigan Center for African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) and Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) are pleased to announce its 2023 Summer Mentoring Workshop for Advanced Doctoral Students on African American Research and Latinx Research. The virtual workshop will take place May 31 – June 2, 2023. Drs. Robert Joseph Taylor, Amanda Woodward, and David Cordova are the program faculty. The deadline to apply for the 2023 Summer Mentoring Program is April 3, 2023. 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. For more information about the application process, as well as the link for submission:

Download the flyer for the African American Program (PDF)
Download the flyer for the Latinx Program (PDF)


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


  • PhD candidates and advanced doctoral program graduate students

HOW TO APPLY: 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  • One copy of prior published or unpublished work that provides evidence of your potential for rigorous social science research (e.g., dissertation abstract, chapter, article, conference paper).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 using one of the following links:

MCUAAAR African American Summer Workshop Application (PDF)

MCUAAAR Latinx Summer Workshop Application (PDF)

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,