Research Mentoring Fellowship

Research Mentoring Fellowship

The President’s Commission on Cultural Diversity & Inclusion (PCCDI) in conjunction with the Office of the President is sponsoring a summer Research Mentoring Fellowship (RMF) for underrepresented racial or ethnic or first generation undergraduate students. This collaborative fellowship provides research mentoring workshops that prepare research mentors to support underrepresented racial or ethnic or first generation undergraduate students as they complete a five-week summer research project. Simultaneously, students involved in this fellowship engage in  self-advocacy as mentees and professional development as student researchers.

Purpose

The purpose of RMF is to address recommendations from the A-Team’s report on closing the graduation gap for underrepresented racial or ethnic or first generation students. The specific recommendations addressed through the RMF include: generate substantial resources for African American and Latina/o student need based on scholarships and research opportunities and develop a core group of faculty, staff, and administration of color and people who are committed to African American and Latina/o students.

Research Mentoring Fellowship Application

Proposals for the President’s Commission on Cultural Diversity & Inclusion (PCCDI) Research Mentoring Fellowship (RMF) will be accepted once a year in the Fall semester. The proposal and signed Participant Agreement must be submitted to the PCCDI RMF Subcommittee electronically using the following email cdi.commission@millersville.edu. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful submission of your proposal and Participant Agreement within 24 hours.

Student research participants will be drawn from each of the colleges at Millersville University based upon the feasibility of the research project and a successful interview. If there are not enough applicants from each college, it is at the PCCDI RMF Subcommittee’s discretion to equally distribute and accept additional students from a particular college. The total capacity for this research and mentoring initiative is 15 students per academic year.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email to the student researcher and research mentor.

All inquiries and applications should be directed to the PCCDI RMF Subcommittee via email at cdi.commission@millersville.edu.

Guidelines for Research Mentors and Mentees (pdf)

Application (pdf)