Housed in the Institute of African American Research (IAAR) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a graduate-level research experience for highly talented undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing doctorates in the humanities, social sciences, or fine arts. MURAP aims to foster the entrance of students from underrepresented minority groups, as well as others with a proven commitment to diversity, into PhD programs and faculty positions in academia. Each summer, the program brings a cohort of 20 rising juniors and seniors in college to our campus for an intensive, ten-week research experience.

MURAP 2018 Application

The MURAP 2018 application period has ended. Candidates will be notified at the end of March 2018. If you have questions about the application process, please see our FAQ page.

MURAP 2017 Conference

The topic of the 2017 MURAP conference was “Intersectionality: Scholarship and Pedagogy Across the Disciplines.”

The conference took place on July 20th and July 21st at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The conference schedule is available as a PDF.

2016 University Diversity Awards

Nine recipients, including our director Prof. Rosa Perelmuter, were recognized during the 2016 University Awards for their significant contributions to the enhancement, support and/or furtherance of diversity and inclusion at Carolina and in the community. The group of winners for this prestigious award was comprised of faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, an alumnus, student organization, department and community member. Each of the recipients had gone above and beyond their assigned duties to demonstrate advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion.

To read more about this event, visit the UNC 2016 Diversity Awards page on the UNC Diversity and Inclusion website.