UMich Training Program 2020

Michigan Integrative Well-Being and Inequality Training Program

13 February, 2020

The Michigan Integrative Well-Being and InequalityTraining Program is an exciting opportunity for early-career scientists to investigate the intersection of mental and physical health, with a focus on health disparities.

Application deadline is March 1. Apply now

The program supports scholars' research with three key components.

Residential Summer Institute

A four-day residential summer institute including seminars, work groups, and individual meetings with mentors. Focus is on conducting integrative research on the intersection of mental and physical health and health disparities.

Ongoing Mentorship

Each scholar will be matched with two research mentors, who will support ongoing development. Mentors will be chosen based on scholars' areas of research and training needs.

Research Network Building

The training program will support your research productivity and work dissemination using a personal training plan. Additionally, scholars will be able to maintain contact with program faculty, scholar peers, and partnering organizations.

What are the costs of participating in the program? 

There is no cost to participate.* The program will cover the costs of attending the four-day summer institute, including travel to and from Ann Arbor, MI, lodging and meals.

*Airfare for international scholars may be only partially covered; this will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Do I need to have a research background to apply? 

Yes. The program encourages early-career scientists who have finished their doctorate to apply. While all applicants must be committed to research, diversity of experience is welcomed, as are applications from behavioral or social scientists, clinicians, health services researchers, and investigators whose research focuses on minority populations. 

What commitment is required?

Participants are expected to commit to the following:

  • Attend the pre-summer institute webinar and complete a training needs assessment
  • Attend the four-day summer institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Maintain ongoing communication with mentorship team for nine months following the institute. 
  • Complete an evaluation survey at the end of the program. 

Do I need to have a mentor prior to applying to the program?

No. Applicants will be matched with a mentorship team consisting of one University of Michigan professor and one visiting professor based on their submitted research proposal and a needs assessment. 

What can I expect to get out of the program? 

Scholars will receive focused research training that will help move projects forward around the intersection of mental and physical health. Additionally, the training program supports disseminating work and writing papers and grants. 

I am an established investigator. Am I eligible to apply for the program? 

The program will consider applications from established investigators who are interested in expanding their expertise in our program areas. Please contact Program Director Briana Mezuk for more information. 

More information about the program

Apply nowdeadline is 1 March