Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy

MHSURA Poster AwardDuration: 10 weeks (May 29 through August 6, 2016)
Number of participants: 15-20
Stipend: $4,000 (before taxes)
Housing and meal plan provided
Location: University of Michigan Medical School

Diversity is essential in addressing today’s health disparities - from the students who train to become tomorrow’s scientists and physicians, to the patients who will benefit from their research and care. The Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy (MHSURA) is designed for undergraduate students who want to explore biomedical research and health professional career pathways in a stimulating and inclusive environment.

As a MHSURA Fellow, you will have the opportunity to:


Students may not take academic classes or be engaged in other activities that would prevent them from attending all training sessions and adhering to a regular daytime work schedule. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following factors:

Please note that students are only eligible to participate in the Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy twice.

This program is open to all students with an interest in medicine and health disparities.  OHEI particularly encourages applications from students that are from underrepresented minority groups in medicine. Applicants from rural and socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy (MHSURA). The application cycle is from mid November - February 1, 2016. 2016 application is closed.

A completed application includes:


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact oheiprehealthprograms@umich.edu.