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Apply Now: UC Davis Summer Poverty Research Engagement Experience (UCD-SPREE)
EXTENDED Deadline for Receipt of Applications: May 14, 2021

The Center for Poverty & Inequality Research (CPIR) at UC Davis in collaboration with Howard University, Morehouse College and Spelman College, hosts the UCD-SPREE program, which introduces undergraduates from these institutions to poverty research in the social sciences and helps them develop knowledge and skills for graduate school.

During their first summer in the program, UCD-SPREE students will participate in remotely delivered professional development activities with CPIR faculty and graduate students as well as graduate school preparation programing sponsored and delivered by the Office of Graduate Studies (see example calendar from summer 2020). Students selected to participate in the first-year program will receive $500 stipends to support their participation in the online workshops and seminars.

Following the first summer, UCD-SPREE participants will be eligible to apply to become members of the second-year cohort. Second-year students will remotely join their faculty mentors’ research groups, continuing to work in an intensive mentored research assistant capacity through the following summer. Second-year students will also be invited to participate in remote professional development activities. Second-year students will receive $3,000 to support their participation in UCD-SPREE.

Eligibility
– Students currently in their freshman and sophomore years
– Economics student from Howard University
– Sociology students from Morehouse College
– Sociology students from Spelman College

Program will begin on June 28, 2021 and end on July 30, 2021.

Students from the Third Cohort of UCD-SPREE Conclude an Intensive Summer Research Program on Poverty and Inequality

September 14, 2017

DAVIS, Calif –

In August eight students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) concluded a seven-week, intensive research program through the University of California, Davis Summer Poverty Research Engagement Experience (UCD-SPREE). Under the auspices of the program, UCD faculty provide mentorship and guidance to a select group of students to conduct research and prepare for the rigors of doctoral programs.

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UC Davis Summer Poverty Research Engagement Experience (UCD-SPREE)

The Center for Poverty Research (CPR) at UC Davis in collaboration with Howard University, Morehouse College and Spelman College, hosts the UCD-SPREE program which introduces undergraduates from these Universities to poverty research in the social sciences and develop skills for graduate school.