DEI Research Awards Applications Open

April 5, 2021  ANN ARBOR – Carolyn Yoon, Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, announced that the Business +Impact initiative at Ross, in collaboration with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee and the Dean’s office, is pleased to announce the second annual research awards to celebrate and honor research related to diversity, equity and inclusion conducted at the Ross School of Business, at every stage of the academic journey. These awards include up to two awards for faculty, and an award each for PhD and undergraduate senior thesis students. Details for each of these, including eligibility and application/nomination process, are described below. 

The awards will be presented at the Annual DEI Awards event on April 25, 3-4 pm. The awardees will be asked to present brief presentations of their work.

Applications are now open until February 28. Please send your submissions to

Award Award Stipend* Eligibility Application/ Nomination** Selection Process
Faculty research award (up to two) $5000 Research active faculty at Ross** Self-nomination, with a specific research paper (complete working paper or recent publication) DEI Committee, Executive Committee, based on fit and quality
PhD research award $3000 All current PhD students at Ross Nomination by PhD advisor, with a specific research paper (complete working paper or recent publication) DEI Faculty Committee, PhD Committee, based on fit and quality
BBA senior thesis award $1000 All students in senior thesis course at Ross n/a

Senior thesis course faculty, DEI Faculty Committee, based on fit and quality

* The stipend for the faculty award will be split if Ross faculty co-authored the paper. For the PhD and BBA awards, only students are eligible to receive the stipend (i.e., faculty co-authors, if any, will not share in the stipend).

** Excluding all deans, and faculty involved in the decision process, namely Executive Committee and DEI Faculty Committee members.