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Howard University Summer Institute on Race and Wealth
Original message from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pass this along to those of you who have students - undergraduates or
graduates working on topics about asset building, and wealth particularly in
communities of color, or barriers for those groups.
Howad University Center on Race and Wealth is offering a Summer Institute
for Research on Race and Wealth. Please see attached flyer and text below.
- Jessica Gordon Nembhard
*Summer Institute for Research on Race and Wealth July 2009*
The Howard University Center on Race and Wealth invites applications for its
2009 Summer Institute. The Summer Institute is a four week program for
students (undergraduate or graduate) who have completed a paper, such as a
senior thesis, honors paper, graduate course paper or a master's thesis, on
a topic related to asset building, wealth accumulation and/or wealth and
racial economic inequality, particularly in communities of color and
low-income populations. The goal of the program is to provide promising
students with an opportunity to refine a piece of research that focuses on
the distribution of wealth in the United States, or asset building and asset
accumulation and racial inequality. Chosen students will have an
uninterrupted period in which to further explore their topic, revise their
original research and rewrite their paper to scholarly journal standards. In
addition, participants will benefit from the opportunity to discuss ideas
with other students and the program director in a formal seminar setting, to
be mentored by the master teacher and receive feedback on their research
from the Center's resident scholars. Participants will visit government
agencies that collect and analyze wealth data, attend policy forums on
Capitol Hill, and participate in workshops with and have access to the
Center's resident scholars as well as researchers from policy-related
organizations in the Washington, DC area.
Howard University is a historically black academic institution located near
the booming U Street area of Washington DC. The Center on Race and Wealth is
housed in the Department of Economics. Howard University has a long
tradition of fostering research on issues that affect the communities in
which people of color reside. Because of its location in Washington DC, the
Summer Institute offers a unique opportunity for training and networking.
Additionally, the program includes visits from some of the premier
researchers in the field of wealth research, giving participants the
opportunity to discuss their research with leaders in the field.
Participants will receive support for their travel, living expenses and a
small stipend. Applications are due May 1, 2009.
*Duration of the program*:
The Institute will take place from Monday July 6, 2009 to Wednesday, July
To apply, please send a writing sample, 2 letters of recommendation (with
one preferably from an instructor who supervised the writing project that
the student hopes to extend while at the program), and a brief cover letter
describing your interest in the program and the work you hope to do while at
the Institute. Remember to include your current contact information
(address, phone numbers, email address) and summer address, cell phone
number and e-mail in your application, so we know where to contact you if
you are accepted.
Please send an e-copy of your application to all 3 email addresses:
and email@example.com with the subject line as "Howard Summer
Questions about the summer program may be directed to the following,
Dr. William Spriggs, Chair of the Department of Economics
Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Center on Race and Wealth
A Website for more information will soon be announced.
Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Ph.D., Washington, DC firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Assistant Professor, Howard University, Department of Economics,
Center on Race and Wealth (2008-09)
Visiting Scholar, Centre for the Study of Cooperatives, Univ. of
Associate Professor, Community Justice and Social Economic Development,
African American Studies Department
John Jay College, CUNY