UCOP Grants 5-year Research Grant to Enhance Doctoral Diversity through Credit-bearing Courses

Fri, 05/03/2024 - 12:00
Dr. Yolanda Moses
May 3, 2024

Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Research Professor of the University, Dr. Yolanda Moses, and graduate student Jessica Bradford Gleason, in the anthropology department at UCR, have been awarded the 2024 Hispanic Serving Institution Doctoral Diversity Initiative (HIS-DDI) grant from the University of California Office of the President (UCOP).

This 5-year research grant from UCOP is designed to enhance faculty diversity by supporting and expanding doctoral pathways, while also preparing students for graduate school and the professoriate. Their project, ‘Grow Our Own Diversity’ Initiative: Enhancing Doctoral Pathways through Credit-Bearing Preparation Courses’ aims to accomplish these goals by offering courses at UCR, for college credits, on how to apply to graduate school.

These courses will address practical skills like workshopping critical graduate application papers, such as the curriculum vitae (CV) but will also target other aspects of graduate school, such as imposter syndrome.  

Courses are anticipated to start in the fall of the 2025. If you are staff or faculty and would like to partner in this multi-departmental initiative you can email the PI at Yolanda.moses@ucr.edu or the Co-PI at jbrad044@ucr.edu. You can also encourage your undergraduate students to fill out this google form to be reminded about when these courses start.