The Next Generation Program provides vital financial support to promising scholars at a make-or-break time in their careers. These donor-funded awards have transformative power, bringing peace of mind to their hard-working recipients, catalyzing innovative projects, and honoring the legacy of the pioneering researchers who came before. Your support will give high-potential scholars the early research experience so essential to building successful careers and making a positive impact on our world.

Opportunities are available to faculty members to support building interdisciplinary partnerships and increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion at ISR. Through these initiatives, faculty members shape the research community to reflect the varied perspectives essential for scholarly advancement.

The Junior Professional Researcher (JPR) program is designed for recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in the social sciences. The program offers an opportunity to gain work experience in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment.

Those in the program develop strong research skills working with data, while collaborating with more senior colleagues and project teams. In addition to gaining valuable hands-on experience, the JPR cohort is a community for fostering connections and a welcoming environment for scholars.

The Institute for Social Research is home to many projects that provide opportunities for students to engage in research.

For Researchers Seeking Student Research Assistants:

Would you like to hire a student to assist in your research? Share opportunities on the U-M Student Employment page.

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