The University of Michigan Department of Political Science has awarded a Minority Serving Institutions Outreach and Collaboration Grant to the Jackson State University Department of Political ScienceThe grant is described as a way to “build inter-institutional rapport, trust, and collaboration between institutions; leverage the strengths and assets of each institution through resource sharing; and to foster mutually beneficial, bidirectional, and sustained relationships,” according to Robert Mickey, associate professor and director of graduate studies, Department of Political Science at U of M.

“JSU is a nationally recognized leader in encouraging its undergraduates to pursue doctoral study in political science. Indeed, the cohort of brilliant political scientists JSU has produced over the past decade is truly remarkable,” said Mickey.