Community-Academic Scholars Initiative 

Empowering students through community-based research

The Community-Academic Scholars Initiative empowers promising undergraduates to pursue community-based projects focused on critical issues related to health, poverty, and social inequity. In this 10-week summer program, students work closely with a faculty member and community organization as part of an existing collaboration. Community-Academic Scholars help improve the lives of others while conducting scientific research, participating in a supportive community of other scholars, and receiving mentorship from a faculty advisor.

Visit the Community-Academic Scholars page on the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute’s website for eligibility and program details.

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Faculty: If you have a potential project and would like to explore the opportunity for a scholar to help accelerate your work, please contact us to learn more.