SEAS DEI Director Fellowship
We are pleased to announce a new Fellowship opportunity within SEAS. The SEAS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Director Fellowship has been created for underrepresented students who find themselves in financial need while participating in the semester in a remote or hybrid fashion due to the unprecedented, ongoing public health crisis. This Fellowship is separate from the SEAS Emergency Fund and emergency funding from the U-M Dean of Students and Rackham. The DEI Director Fellowship is intended to address financial inequities that underrepresented SEAS graduate students are encountering, constraining their full participation in an on-line or hybrid course.
Each fellowship request will be evaluated individually on a case-by-case basis. Situations eligible for funding include:
- Support for food, transportation to campus, temporary housing, technology needs or other expenses that create barriers for participating in classes
- Medical, dental, or mental health emergencies for the student or, in some circumstances, for immediate family members who live with the student
- Major accidents and events such as fire and natural disasters
In your application, include how you identify as an underrepresented student as well as itemize any incurred expenses or proposed expenses that you would like to be considered as part of the review process. Please also let us know if you have applied for any emergency funding and the outcome of these requests.
Amount and Duration
There are no set award amounts as they will vary depending on each individual's situation. Underrepresented students can request up to $500, with possible exceptions for additional amounts, if needed and available.
Students who are experiencing extensive financial difficulties that exceed the scope of this fund should contact Kim Elliott in the SEAS Student Center: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must be enrolled in a SEAS degree program. SEAS PhD and Master’s students are limited to one DEI Director Fellowship during their graduate career. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a graduate student currently enrolled full-time, or on detached study and pursuing a SEAS degree program on the Ann Arbor Campus.
Consideration for the DEI Director Fellowship for underrepresented students is based on:
- The urgency and rationale of the request.
- The circumstances of the student’s situation.
- Documentation to illustrate student’s need.
- The amount of the request.
Submit your Fellowship application to email@example.com and include the following information:
- Itemize any incurred expenses or proposed expenses that you would like to be considered as part of the review process.
- Nature of need
- Other emergency funds at U-M or SEAS you have applied to and the outcome
Unfortunately, we cannot use DEI Director Fellowship Funds to cover the following:
- As a replacement for student loans
- Anticipated or chronic funding gap
- Conferences/training or conference travel