Are you interested in a career to defeat HIV/AIDS in vulnerable communities? Applications for Fall 2024 will open in winter 2024, with a March 7th deadline. Check back for updates!
- Undergraduates at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor who will have junior standing in the fall*
- Students who are interested in behavioral and social science research related to HIV/AIDS, especially among sexual and gender minority communities and/or communities of color
- Students who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in behavioral and social sciences
- For example, a Ph.D. in a field such as Afroamerican Studies, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Health Policy, Public Health, Nursing, Political Science, Women’s & Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, etc.
- This program does not support admission into medical school.
- We especially encourage students who identify as sexual or gender minorities, and those who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a/x, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; individuals with disabilities; and/or first-generation college students to apply.
- Be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident of the United States (required by NIH).
*If you won't have junior standing in the fall, but want to be notified when future applications are available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. for SOAR.
- This is a two-year program.
- Students will participate in SOAR during their junior and senior years, including the summer between junior and senior year.
- Please review the program requirements before applying.
View our FAQ's for prospective students.
- Online applications for Fall 2024 will be available in mid-January.
- Application Deadline: March 7, 2024 (by 11:59 p.m. ET)
- Top applicants will be interviewed in April 2024.
- Acceptance decisions will be made by early May.
- Admitted students will be matched with a faculty research mentor in June.
- Admitted students will be invited to an orientation session in August.
The application includes:
- Two essay questions:
- Interest and Qualifications: Explain why you are interested in the SOAR program and what you hope to gain from participating (500 word limit);
- Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion: Explain how your personal background will bring a unique perspective to the program and contribute to a diverse and inclusive SOAR community (250 word limit).
- You also must upload a copy of your most recent U-M unofficial transcript, and acknowledge your willingness to enroll in the required course, Behavioral and Social Science Research in HIV: Methods and Perspectives for SGM Communities in Fall and Winter.