Diversity Fellowship Program

Here's what we want.

At the Minnesota Population Center, we believe that the creation of a diverse and inclusive community is central to maintaining the excellence of all of our projects. Our definition of diversity extends beyond race and gender and includes socioeconomic status, religion, gender identity and expression, and more. As a center, we aspire to represent the diversity of our city, our region, and our world and to create a space that encourages and embraces inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect.

Here's how we live it.

In 2015, we developed a diversity enrichment initiative with the goal of increasing the diversity of our community. We have been welcoming Diversity Fellows every summer since (even if virtually in 2020 and 2021). We collaborate with mentors from IPUMS, the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation (ISRDI), and the Life Course Center (LCC) to provide research experiences for students. The Diversity Fellowship program is designed to help recruit underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students to work on IPUMS data infrastructure projects or with MPC or LCC member faculty on demographic research projects.

Become a Diversity Fellow or Mentor

Learn about the program and how to apply to become either a mentor or a fellow on Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation website


Picture of the Diversity Fellows from Summer 2020