Tuesday, January 24, 2012

University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program

by J J Cohen

Please share this announcement, forwarded to me by Peggy McCracken. I am happy to post it here and hope you will pass it along.


The University of Michigan's Summer Research Opportunity Program brings talented underrepresented students to Ann Arbor to work with faculty mentors on research projects during two months in the summer. Applications from rising juniors and seniors interested graduate study are welcome. The program offers housing, food, a stipend, and seminars to prepare students for graduate study in addition to research experience.

This year a number of projects in Classics and in English and French medieval and early modern studies led by Michigan faculty members (Gina Brandolino, Elaine GazdaPeggy McCracken, Laura MilesCathy SanokPatricia SimonsTheresa Tinkle, Doug Trevor, Arthur Verhoogt) who are eager to recruit excellent students. We're especially eager to get students interested in medieval studies!

The program and eligibility are described here: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/prospective_students/srop/

If you have students who might fit the program, would you please let them know about ths opportunity and encourage them to take a look at all the different medieval research projects on offer? It would be great to increase diversity in our field. The deadline is coming up fast:  February 13, 2012.

Questions/more information:  peggymcc@umich.edu.

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