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Summer Institute

Graduate School Diversity Office Summer Institute


Summer Institute students on steps of UMN campus
Summer Institute participants conduct research, volunteer and attend seminars

The Graduate School Diversity Office (GSDO) Summer Institute provides seven weeks of research opportunity for newly-admitted graduate students.

2019 Summer Research Institute: July 8-August 23, 2019

Priority is given to recipients of the DOVE Fellowship and CIC Training Program.

Incoming Native American graduate students and domestic graduate students of color who are awarded fellowships through their college or department can also participate in the Summer Institute, with approval from the Director of Graduate Studies.

In addition to conducting research, students attend weekly seminars on issues pertinent to the graduate experience. Each student receives a $4,000 stipend, which is provided by the student's graduate program or department. As part of participating in the Summer Institute, participants serve as volunteers in community engagement activities during the spring semester of their first year.

Please contact Director of Retention & Success, Cori Bazemore-James