DEI Research Awards Introduced

April 5, 2021  ANN ARBOR – Francine LaFontaine, Associate Dean for Business + Impact & William Davidson Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, announced that the Business +Impact initiative at Ross in collaboration with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion faculty committee and the Dean’s office, has created of a set of new yearly 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 new awards include up to two awards for faculty, and an award each for PhD students and undergraduate senior thesis students. Details for each of these, including eligibility and application/nomination process, are described below. 

The new awards will be given for the first time in 2021, and applications are now open, until April 20th. Please send your submissions to Briar@umich.edu.

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 Faculty 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