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Academic Support

Study Networks

Academic services in the form of tutoring, structured study groups, and summer workshops. 
Please contact our office for more information.

Summer Research Grants 

Summer funding to be used to conduct exploratory or continuing research towards the thesis/dissertation during the summer months. There is a competitive application process that takes place in the spring of each year from which approximately 10 research grants are awarded.  More information about Summer Research Grants can be found here

Dissertation Awards

Opportunity to provide support and encourage highly qualified underrepresented students in the preparation of their dissertation.  More information about Dissertation Fellowships can be found here

Research Café Series

Our goal is to bridge academic connections and communications by providing a platform for CIE students to present their research outside of their department to a broader audience, which promotes cross discipline knowledge and collaborations. Research Cafes are held monthly and are moderated by a CIE Postdoctoral member. The duration of the event does not exceed 30 minutes to ensure that interested but busy individuals can still accommodate it into their schedules.

Student Advisement

CIE leadership provide student advisement to CIE students focus on (1) an appreciation for the diversity they bring to the campus and the potential they have to transform historical trends of underrepresentation (2) an understanding of graduate school hardships, particularly issues facing minority students (3) empowerment to deal with the isolation associated with the low minority representation in their department or field (4) a deep commitment to the completion of their degree and successful transition into the professional ranks, (5) general academic guidance and professional development, (6) negotiation and advocacy when necessary.