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Detroit Community Based Research Program

The Detroit Community Based Research Program (DCBRP) is a social justice focused summer fellowship program run through the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program that places students with community based organizations in full-time research positions. Students work with community organizations on projects addressing social and environmental justice, food insecurity, human rights, public health, youth development, and more!

The DCBRP allows students the opportunity to:

- Work full-time for nine weeks (315 hours) on a community driven research project for a non-profit organization in Detroit 

- Live with the program cohort at Wayne State University in midtown, Detroit.

- Attend weekly seminars and community events about current topics affecting Detroit and the region

Blog about their experiences living and working in Detroit

- Build community through engagement in weekly group meetings 

- Gain critical background knowledge on the history and impact of social justice in Detroit

Program Details: Students receive $2,500-3,500 stipend award, depending on financial need + housing in midtown, Detroit.

Program dates: June 1, 2019 - August 3, 2019

Priority application deadline: December 4, 2018 by 9AM

- Students who applied by the December 4th deadline will receive priority admission.

Regular application deadline: January 14th, 2019 by 9AM

Application Requirements: All application materials must be submitted by MONDAY, JANUARY 14TH at 9AM in order to be considered for the 2019 program. Program finalists will be invited to attend an in-person interview in January.

Eligibility: All applicants must be current undergraduate students at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint, or Henry Ford Community College students. Students graduating in Winter 2019 are not eligible.


The 2019 DCBRP Application is now closed.