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African and Black American Studies Research Opportunities & Collaborations

  • UMM Students
  • UMM Students
  • UMM Students
  • UMM Students
  • UMM Students

For the African and Black American Studies minor, a research project is not required, but for students who wish to pursue research in this discipline, independent projects can be arranged with faculty members. Morris students also frequently assist faculty with ongoing research activities.

At Morris there is a thriving tradition of students presenting their work; and when the opportunity is seized, it offers them a chance to engage in dialogue and share ideas with colleagues.


Financial support for student research is available through many venues. University funding opportunities are consolidated by the Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE):

  • The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) provides academically talented students the opportunity to earn up to $1,400 assisting faculty with scholarly and creative projects.

  • The Morris Academic Partners program (MAP) is unique to the Morris campus and provides paid research partnerships to academically talented, qualified third-year students. The standard stipend is $2,000.

  • The Multi-Ethnic Mentorship Program (MMP) affords students of color the opportunity to receive a $2,000 stipend for working with faculty or staff on year-long projects.

  • Student work at Morris has also been funded by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Community Assistance Program (CAP).

  • Faculty research funding obtained independently via grants or from other awards may also create paid positions for students to assist in research projects.

  • For projects covering subject matter in the sciences, the National Science Foundation funding interface provides a wealth of grant possibilities to help undergraduate students pursue independent research, or to assist with ongoing research projects as an intern or paid assistant.