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, the MPC developed a diversity enrichment initiative with the goal of increasing the diversity of our community. Since then, we've been welcoming Diversity Fellows every summer. The Diversity Fellowship at the Minnesota Population Center is designed to help recruit underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students to work on IPUMS data infrastructure projects or with MPC member faculty on demographic research projects.

2019 Diversity Fellows

Summer 2020 Projects 

Program Details:Application Instructions

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