Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICHHERS)
The University of Michigan invites outstanding individuals underrepresented in their field of study to apply for the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICHHERS). The MICHHERS program is designed to encourage undergraduate, recent B.A.s, and Master’s students from diverse cultural, economic, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds to consider pursuing a doctorate degree in Humanities. For 2015, students interested in the fields of English, History, and Linguistics are eligible.
This summer research experience, running from June 7 to 13, 2015, will help students learn about the various fields within their chosen discipline along with the latest methodologies and developments from faculty in individual departments. Students will have the opportunity to work on a piece of their own scholarship in consultation with U-M faculty and graduate students in their field. Attention will also be given to articulating the importance of diversity to the development of the humanities. Students will receive practical instruction on applying to graduate school and pursuing careers inside and outside academia.
The University of Michigan and the Rackham Graduate School recognize the imperative to attract diverse scholars with unique experiences who foster innovation and push the humanities to meet today’s challenges. MICHHERS helps build professional and personal networks that support their interest in joining the academic community.