Physics Funding for DEI-related Activities
The Physics DEI Committee has limited funds available for supporting activities, events, and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in physics. Anyone in the Physics Department, including Applied Physics students, can request funding for such activities. To submit a request, fill out this online form. The form will ask for a brief description of the planned activity/event, a budget breakdown, other sources of funding for which you have applied, and the total dollar request from Physics. The form should be submitted a minimum of four weeks before the activity/event. Due to funding limitations, we encourage you to seek multiple sources of funding and to inquire about them before submitting a proposal to the department. All funding requests will be reviewed by the Physics DEI Committee.
During the 2016-2017 Academic year, President Schlissel established a directive for U-M to become a more divers and inclusive place. This website details the many unit plans and other university resources as they are established in different departments on campus.
The Spectrum Center at the University of Michigan provides an excellent wealth of educational resources, mentoring opportunities, and support networks for LGBTQ+ students and faculty on campus.
The Trotter Multicultural Center serves the university community as a hub for student activities that center around cultural exchanges. They hope to promote a supportive campus environment, and help students understand the role that multicultural diversity plays in their education and their lives here on campus
The National Center for Institutional Diversity provides resources for diversity research and access to funding opportunities for programs that seek to diversify various contexts of Academia and the STEM fields.
Mentoring Others Results in Excellence (MORE) is a committee of faculty looking to engage graduate students and faculty in discussions on mentorship. They hold frequent workshops about mentoring, and advisor relationships, and have many useful resources devoted to improving mentor-mentee relationships in the academic context.
Students with disabilities will find resources here for getting disabilities documented with the university, allowing the extra time on exams and other accommodations, as well as other resources for support and community organizations.