UCD-SPREE Program Renewed for Three Years

July 2, 2018

The UC Davis Center for Poverty Research is please to announce the renewal of the UCD-SPREE program. The Center will once again host undergraduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for summer experiences with poverty research and mentorship toward academic careers.

The UC Davis Summer Poverty Research Engagement Experience (UCD-SPREE), funded by the UC Office of the President (UCOP) for three years,will host four undergraduates from Howard University, Spelman College and Morehouse College each summer. They will work with faculty and graduate students on a defined poverty research project, and will participate in a number of professional skill-building workshops and seminars.

The summer experience will include room and board in the UC Davis student housing program and a stipend for the summer. Each student will receive GRE test preparation and will attend workshops on applying to graduate school, on writing an academic resume and writing for policy. The program also includes funding to attend one of the Center’s conferences during the academic year.