Transfer Bridges to the Humanities
As part of the University of Michigan Transfer Bridges to the Humanities@Michigan, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) at the University of Michigan (U-M) is partnering with Henry Ford Community College faculty to build bridges and opportunities between Humanities faculty at both institutions.
The Mellon Research Scholar Fellowship (MRSF) is a 15-week paid opportunity that allows current Henry Ford Community College students interested in the humanities and related social sciences to perform part-time research alongside University of Michigan faculty. The program runs from January 20th to May 1st of 2020.
The humanities comprise a rich and diverse ecosystem of academic disciplines, each of which focuses on a different facet of the human experience. Fields concerned with the study of language, culture, and society are allowed to flourish indiscriminately; artistic expression is cultivated even as it is analyzed. Equally diverse, humanistic research possesses a strong interdisciplinary element that allows for unique, groundbreaking work to be performed.
Fellowship Dates: Monday, January 20th, 2020 - Friday, May 1st, 2020
Application Opens: Friday, November 21st, 2019
Application Deadline: Monday, December 9th, 2019 (now closed)
Deadline for Letter of Recommendation: Monday, December 9th, 2019 (now closed)
Acceptance Notification: Starting, Friday, December 13th, 2020
Stipend: Research fellows receive a $1,000-2,500 stipend for their participation in the program, dependent on hours worked per week (between 6 and 12)
The program seeks to attract a diverse student population, including women and historically underrepresented students, first generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and veterans. Participating in the program will:
- Build a close working student-mentor relationships with UM Faculty and research scholars.
- Connect with representatives from UM Admissions, Financial Aid, and Academic Advising.
- Learn about Transfer Procedures and Strategies.
- Gain access to University of Michigan Campus Resources and Programs.
- Develop students' Professional and Transferable Skills in their field of Study or major.
- Stipend: Research fellows receive a $1,000-2,500 stipend for their participation in the program, dependent on the number of hours worked per week (between 6 and 12).
Applicants must have already graduated from High School (or earned a GED).
Applicants must have completed at least 18 credits (or 2 semesters) at the community college level.
Applicants must be a currently enrolled student attending Henry Ford Community College.
Students who have already received a bachelor's degree will not be eligible to apply.
Students who have already been admitted to UM-Ann Arbor for Winter 2020 or Fall 2020 are encouraged to contact us directly for the UROP’s Changing Gears Program for incoming transfer students.
International Students currently in the U.S.: Because these fellowships come with a stipend, it is important for any F-1 or J-1 status holders to obtain authorization through F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or J-1 Academic Training (AT) to be able to participate. Please consult with your Academic Advisor and International Student Advisor at your home institution to verify CPT/AT eligibility, requirements, and application procedures.
1. Short Video: No more than two minutes in length in which you respond to the prompt: How have you benefited from your interest in the humanities? Feel free to speak generally or focus on a particular lesson, idea, mindset, etc.
You are encouraged to be creative, but be sure that your submission accurately reflects your feelings on the subject. It does not need to be of professional quality; we are looking for consideration and insight into your relationship with the humanities.
Submissions must clearly and exclusively feature the applicant. Submissions in which the applicant is difficult to see or hear will not be accepted.
There is no limit on retakes before submission, but the content should not be read from a script or reproduced in large part from memory.
Submissions may not be edited, except to crop the beginning and/or end for time. Other changes--cuts, on-screen text, adding music, increasing/decreasing feedback, etc.--will result in disqualification.
Submissions must be in MP4 format. Other file types will not be accepted.
Submissions exceeding two minutes will not be accepted, regardless of reasoning.
2. Copy of Unofficial Henry Ford Community College Transcript (upload as a PDF)
3. Current Resume (upload as a PDF)
4. Complete Short Answer Questions
5. Letter of Recommendation from a Henry Ford Community College Faculty Member
If you have any questions about the Mellon Research Scholar Fellowship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org