How can I make a difference to the MRC?
Every gift to the MRC directly benefits the first and second year students in our community. MRC students come from diverse backgrounds and have a wide range of academic interests, but they are all committed students and researchers. Gifts of every size are directed to support students as they pursue their academic, research and leadership goals.
What are some of the efforts my gift could support?
Sponsor an MRC student’s participation at a research or professional development conference. This scholarship is often used to send first-year undergraduates to present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research held each April. Funding will be applied to conference registration, transportation and accommodations: ($800–$1,200 per student).
Room & Board Scholarships
MRC students who are selected to return to the program for a second year in important leadership roles often need assistance to cover the cost of their room and board. Assisting these students in financial need will give them the opportunity to remain an active participant in the program for another year and continue to take advantage of the academic benefits of the MRC($2,500–$10,000).
Sponsor a Tutor
Help a student in need of additional assistance with introductory math, science, and engineering courses by connecting them with an individual tutor with specific expertise in the subject matter ($250 per tutor).
Support an MRC student in need of additional equipment, software, or supplies to complete their research project. ($50–$500)
MRC students are inspired by hearing from professional researchers. Sponsor bringing a research speaker to campus to discuss his/her research, as well as research career paths with MRC students.
How can I make a gift?
You can make a gift online or by mail. To give online, visit LSA Give On-line and click on “Give Program Support”. On the next screen, you will enter the amount you would like to give, as well as information about yourself and your method of donation. Directly under your donation amount, click on “Select Areas to Support”. A new window will open and you can choose the Michigan Research Community as your area to support. After we receive your gift, we will contact you to see if there is a specific area to which you would like to designate your gift.
To donate via mail, complete this form (PDF) and list the Michigan Research Community as your Fund Name.
Feel free to contact the Michigan Research Community office at 734.936.6536 or via email with any questions or for additional information about giving to the MRC.