I ask your help in inviting Classics students to participate in the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars (MICHHERS) program. MICHHERS is one piece of a much larger set of initiatives that we have developed to promote and increase diversity in the Humanities at U-M. This all-expense-paid program is designed to interest and inform students about the research opportunities available for Humanities scholars at U-M.
The MICHHERS program will run from Monday June 10 to Saturday June 22, 2019. Participants will have the opportunity to work on a research project under the guidance of U-M faculty and current graduate students. Additionally, they will participate in department seminars, hear from graduate students about their experience and socialize with members of the program. A graduate admissions workshop and social gatherings will round out the event.
Our fourteen day program will host talented students (juniors, seniors and those currently in terminal MA programs), particularly those from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in graduate education who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Asian Languages and Literatures, Classical Studies, English, History, Linguistics, Romance Languages and Literatures, qualitative Sociology and any humanities field in Women’s Studies.
For more information, and to apply to participate in this program, please go to:
The application deadline is February 8, 2019. Travel, lodging, and on campus meals of students attending will be fully paid. Participants will also receive a modest stipend of $1,000. In addition, students who subsequently apply to U-M will receive application fee waivers.
Michigan’s Department of N.N. and the Rackham Graduate School are committed to diversity in graduate education. I would be grateful if you could forward this information and the attached announcement to interested and eligible students, as well as colleagues who may be aware of students who would be interested in participating.
Please let me know if you have any questions.