News: Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program
Posted November 23, 2020
Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill S
ummer Student Fellowship
May 24th - July 28th, 2021
Applications Now Open!
The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a paid summer fellowship designed to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds within the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts into PhD programs and faculty positions in U.S. colleges and universities. The program seeks to increase the number of individuals holding faculty positions within the academy who are from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups or demonstrate a commitment to diversity. The program serves the related goals of providing academic role models for promising young scholars and structuring campus environments so that they will be more conducive to improved racial and ethnic relations. MURAP aims to achieve its mission by identifying and supporting students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction.
Traditionally, MURAP is a residential program, however, due to the extraordinary circumstances posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the program may be delivered online in summer of 2021. A final determination about the location of the program will be made when students receive their admissions offers.
Each summer, the program brings together a cohort of 20 undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors) from colleges and universities across the U.S. for an intensive, ten-week research and graduate school professional development experience.
Students are expected to develop a 20-25 page research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor with whom they are paired according to areas of study and research interests. In addition to virtual meetings with their faculty mentor, students are expected to attend all components of the program, as follows:
- a weekly 1.5-hour seminar where they will present and discuss their research with the entire cohort (all students, faculty mentors, and MURAP staff)
- GRE review course
- Weekly writing, communication skills, and professional development workshops
- Two-day academic conference
To support their participation in the program, student fellows will receive a stipend (students who are Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship [MMUF] recipients receive their stipend from their home institution), an allowance for meals (if the program is on campus), and an allowance to cover the cost of books and other supplies that assist students to participate. Successful completion of the program and receipt of the full stipend requires satisfactory conduct and participation in and completion of all required activities.
More information and the application for the MURAP can be found at http://murap.unc.edu/