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Diversity Research Awards

Edward C. Chang Undergraduate Diversity Research Award

Eligibility: Psychology Department majors working on an outstanding research project whose subject is diversity or inclusivity, broadly defined (e.g., culture, race, gender, student-athletes, sexuality), in psychological science

Deadline: 5pm on Friday, April 7, 2017

University of Michigan Psychology Department
2017 Faculty and Student Diversity Research Awards

In order to promote and celebrate diversity research in psychology, we are pleased to offer awards for outstanding student and faculty research related to diversity within our department. These awards recognize research that addresses important issues related to diversity, including but not limited to questions pertaining to ethnicity, race, gender, sexual identity, and/or socioeconomic status. Faculty awardees will receive $500, which can be used to cover research-related costs or personal expenses. Student awardees will be given $1800 to “top off” summer pay.*


  • Faculty awards will be given in recognition of an empirical paper, published or in press. Faculty members at any rank are strongly encouraged to submit a paper for consideration.
  • Student awards will be given to a current pre-candidate in recognition of an outstanding research project addressing important diversity-related issues. The project does not need to be completed at this point.
  • Resubmissions from a previous year will be accepted.  Previous awardees are eligible to apply.

Submission Information:

Faculty who would like to be considered for this award should submit:

  1. A current CV and
  2. A copy of the paper.

Students who would like to be considered for this award should submit:

  1. A description of the project (no more than 2 pages) that
    a. Describes the importance of the question under study;
    b. Includes a brief review of literature; and
    c. Delineates key findings to date (even if preliminary).

Complete applications should be submitted as one Word or pdf document via email by March 3, 2017 to the Diversity Committee at:

Winners will receive their award at our 2017 Distinguished Diversity Speaker lecture in April 2017 (date TBA).

*We will make other arrangements for students who already receive top-off funds.