Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program
Announcement of Summer Student Fellowships
May 22 – July 28, 2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 5, 2016
The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a paid summer
fellowship designed to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds within
the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts into graduate school and faculty positions in U.S.
colleges and universities. More broadly, the program seeks to increase the presence in graduate
school and eventually in academic ranks of minorities and others who demonstrate a
commitment to diversity. The program serves the related goals of providing role models for all
youth and structuring campus environments so that they will be more conducive to improved
racial and ethnic relations. MURAP aims to achieve its mission by identifying and supporting
students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction.
Each summer, the program brings a cohort of 20 undergraduates (rising juniors and
seniors) from colleges and universities in the U.S. to the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill campus for an intensive, ten-week research experience.