student working on laptop computer

Trauma Center’s Research Scholars program now accepting applications

Fall 2020 applications are being accepted for the Center on Trauma and Adversity’s Underrepresented Minority Research Scholars (Research Scholars) program. For academic year 2020-21, research scholar program opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The goal of the Research Scholars program is to enhance the participation of individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in the behavioral and social sciences. Funding is provided to underrepresented minority students, helping them gain applied research experience, enhance their education and prepare for a variety of careers or continued higher education.

Each scholar is paired with a Trauma Center faculty affiliate for a semester-long research mentorship. Scholars have opportunities to participate in research workshops and trainings, present and attend national and local research conferences, and complete a capstone project related to their applied research experience.

Among one of the studies that scholars can assist with this year is founding director Megan Holmes’ recently funded research study, “COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Inequalities, and Mental Health.”

Due to COVID-19, all research activity during academic year 2020-21 will be conducted virtually.

Apply for the program. Applications are due by midnight Tuesday, Aug. 18.