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Mission & Goals

The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) is based at the University of Michigan, and seeks to strengthen and integrate research about diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and society, and to promote its effective use in addressing contemporary issues.

This mission is approached in three ways:

  • We promote cross-disciplinary research and scholarship development by engaging in its direct production, supporting the work of others, and disseminating promising findings from affiliated scholars, faculty and graduate students. We also manage an extensive network of over 400 scholars from institutions across the country and support early-career scholars through our fellowships and other opportunities.
  • We build leadership capacity in addressing diversity, equity and inclusion. Our leadership philosophy draws from diverse cultural frames and recognizes leaders in formal and informal roles.
  • We frame local and national convenings in collaboration with academic units, foundations, and associations to promote scholarship-to-practice discussions on critical issues and develop briefing materials for leaders and policy makers.

NCID postdoctoral fellow Alana LeBron presents at the national convening on "Multisectoral Action to Address the Social Determinants of Health" (November 2015)