What are YOU doing this summer?

Experience a paid summer research program for students interested in a PhD in the humanities, social sciences, or fine arts!

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) invites applications for a paid summer fellowship for undergraduate students (rising juniors or seniors) in the humanities, social sciences, or fine arts. The 2020 program will be held from May 20 to July 24, 2020 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (application deadline is February 7, 2020). MURAP seeks to ensure that institutes of higher learning are racially diverse and equitable by preparing future academic careers for talented and motivated students who are committed to diversity and eradicating racial disparities in the academy. The program provides students with a residential, rigorous research experience under the guidance of a UNC faculty mentor or other talented instructors.

If you’re interested in conducting research in the humanities, social sciences, or fine arts, improving your academic skills, engaging with a cohort of undergraduate researchers, and enhancing your graduate application, MURAP will put your summer to good use! Each summer 20 undergraduates from colleges and universities all over the nation are chosen to study and research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Each participant will receive:

  • A stipend
  • Meal allowance
  • Campus housing
  • Writing, communication skills, and professional development workshops
  • GRE prep course (and all necessary materials)
  • A domestic travel allowance of up to $500 to and from Chapel Hill

Interested in finding out more?

Find requirements for applying. If you have questions about the application process, please see our FAQ page.

Apply here!

*Application period is open from November 4, 2019 to February 7, 2020*

 

MURAP 2020 Conference

The 2020 MURAP conference theme is TBD.

The conference will take place on July 16th and 17th at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

MURAP 2019 Conference

The 2019 MURAP conference theme was Spatial Justice. 

The conference took place on July 18th and 19th at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. View details of last year’s conference.

 

2018 University Diversity Awards

Dr. William Sturkey, Department of History Assistant Professor and a MURAP mentor, was recognized as a recipient of the University’s Diversity Awards for his 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 composed of faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and intergroup collaborations. 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 2018 Diversity Awards page on the University’s Diversity and Inclusion website.