Funding Opportunities for Faculty
- Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC)
- Racial Equity in STEM Education
- The Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants Program
Mentoring Opportunities for Faculty
Join the effort to increase diversity in biomedical science.
Helping students from diverse backgrounds requires mentors with a wide variety of lived experiences. Your story could be the one to inspire. Your research could provide a spark. Your mentorship could build a foundation.
- SURP – Through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Increase Diversity in Research, UAMS opens its doors annually to promising undergraduates with interest in science from a variety of backgrounds. Wages and housing/travel costs are covered. Faculty can host a student to work on a 9-week project related to your research. Faculty can also support the program by contributing to the program’s weekly group lectures.
- Anesthesia Tech Pipeline Program – This program enables students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) to work 20 hours a week in the operating room as anesthesia techs. Outside of the OR, they focus on education and research. The students are interested in careers in medicine, and the program provides them with real-world career development and resume-building opportunities. The program is in immediate need of six lecturers on biomedical informatics topics.
- Healthcare Herald – This UAMS initiative is a student-run, peer-reviewed journal to advance biomedical research and provide underrepresented groups in healthcare opportunities to contribute to research. Organizers seek faculty editors and advisers.
- HBCU SUPER – The Serving Underrepresented Populations through Engagement and Research project is an opportunity for undergraduate minorities to attain a public health foundation and conduct community-based research, focusing on health disparities in Arkansas. Faculty mentors and research projects are needed.
- SRI – The Summer Research Internship Program provides summer research opportunities to students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in medical careers. Faculty mentors and research projects are needed.
- General mentorship – There is always more interest from students than we can serve with current faculty mentor volunteers. Even if you have a small amount of time available to dedicate, we can likely facilitate a match.
DBMI faculty may contact Tremaine Williams for more information. For the summer research programs, please speak up about your willingness to mentor or lecture by March 10, 2022. All other programs are recruiting faculty mentors on a rolling basis.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at UAMS
Visit the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website to learn more about campus-wide projects.