The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program is a pilot program to involve a diverse cohort of undergraduates in scholarly research activities at the University of Iowa. This program is funded through P3 Funding provided by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Two programs focusing on the study of language and bilingualism are looking for student researchers 

Program. DEI students will be matched with a faculty research mentor according to interest. (Those who already work with a faculty research mentor will be able to continue working with that mentor.) Mentors span multiple departments: Psychological and Brain Sciences, Spanish and Portuguese, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Linguistics, and more. The faculty mentor will bring the student into their research setting as an Undergraduate Research Assistant, where the student will learn the skills used in that discipline and in general research. All participating students will be paid a stipend of $15 per hour for their research time.

Application. Students will be selected through a competitive application process. An application deadline of May 18th has been set so students can begin the positions with the fall 2022 semester.

Research Areas Involved:
Child Development
Clinical Psychology or Developmental Disorders
Human-Computer Interaction
Language or Hearing Disorders

Eligibility. To be eligible, students must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Underrepresented minority;
  2. LGBTQ+;
  3. Disabled;
  4. From a disadvantaged background, meeting two or more of the following qualifications:

2022 Program Flyer